David is a Partner in London and is a Co-Lead of ESG at AG.

David has a broad practice, particularly focussing on governance as it relates to environmental and social outcomes, primarily for boardrooms and investment committees. David has advised across a range of clients including the UN Global Compact, the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Shell and BMW. David is a market leading advisor on sustainability having completed several first to market transition plans, including for Swiss Re in respect of their underwriting transition plan. David has also advised sovereigns on their sustainability related policies as well as in respect of trade and finance negotiations at key summits including the UNFCCC’s COPs.

David provides clients with specialist advise on navigating the challenges of ESG, including in respect of implementing these strategies and financing the outcomes.


David’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Advising a global technology and strategic assets fund on revising all their governance policies, including revising their investment methodologies. This includes advice relating to SFDR.
  • Advising an infrastructure fund on their CSRD-related reporting, including advice on scoping and double-materiality assessments.
  • The UN Global Compact on the framing and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, with particular focus on the private sector. 
  • The Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) on the establishment of its global framework in respect of biodiversity and in respect of governance for the organisation.
  • A Middle East based medical services provider on a full governance and compliance analysis. This included installing a new compliance organisation and advising the organisation on ESG-related risks and policies, also social risks to employees and patients. 
  • Various parts/ministries of the national government of a South American country on its trade and finance negotiations during COP. 
  • Shell in the Netherlands in respect of claims relating to their transition plans and the need for an accelerated climate transition.
  • BMW in respect of climate-related litigation in the EU for the acceleration of the cessation of production of combustion engines.
  • Swiss Re on the setting of their commitments relating to underwriting, including on preparation of their transition plans, preparation of their sustainability report and other regulatory requirements in respect of their disclosures (e.g. CSRD and EU Taxonomy). 

*Includes experience in previous firm