Jose Angelo (Anjo) A. David




Washington, DC, United States

International investment arbitration and commercial arbitration

English and Filipino

Master of Laws, Harvard Law School, MA, USA
Diploma in Spanish Law, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Malaga, Spain
Juris Doctor, San Beda University, Manila, Philippines
BA Political Science, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

• Asian International Arbitration Centre, Vis Moot Workshop (February 2023)
• Young Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Arbitration Symposium (September 2022)
• ICSID, UNCITRAL, SIDRA, and Singapore Ministry of Law, UNCITRAL Academy 2022 ISDS Capacity-Building Workshop (August 2022)
• Asian Legal History Conference, Expanded in Name, Not in Substance: Philippine Judicial Review under the 1987 Constitution (July 2022)
• Young Institute for International Arbitration (as Regional Delegate for Asia), Young ITA Global Forum (February 2022)
• Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, State Responsibility (February 2022)
• Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Philippines, Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards (January 2022)
• San Carlos University, Philippines, International Criminal Responsibility (November 2021)
• IBP Zambales Chapter, The International Criminal Court and Crimes Against Humanity (September 2021)
• Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, State Responsibility: Can China Be Held Responsible In International Law For Covid-19? (March 2021)
• University of Makati School of Law Centre for Arbitration, Makati, Philippines, Arbitration 101: Fundamentals of Domestic and International Arbitration (November 2020)
• Legal EDGE Bar Review Center, Manila, Philippines (2017 to present) Relevant courses taught: Public International Law; Private International Law

• LATAM Investment Arbitration Overview, International Comparative Legal Guide (August 2021) (Contributor)
• Americans at Heart, Colombians in Fact: How the Carrizosas Award Contributes to the Trend on Lack of Standing of Dual Nationals in Investment Arbitration, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (July 2021)
• The Art of Constitutional Litigation Today: An Examination and Critique of Prevailing Jurisprudence on the Power of Judicial Review, San Beda Law Journal (March 2019) (Winner of the Office of the Solicitor General Legal Literature Contribution Award)
• A Graduated Approach to Martial Law: Recommendations for the Revision of the 1987 Constitution on the President’s Martial Law Power, San Beda Law Journal (March 2018)
• Residence, Still a Matter of Evidence: Dissecting the Grace Poe Case, San Beda Law Journal (March 2016)
• Encouraging Alternative Dispute Resolution: The use of interim measures of protection in arbitration, BusinessWorld (October 2015)

• Assistant Editor, ITA in Review
• Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
• Member, International Law Association (American Branch)
• Certified International Mediator, Prague Summer Mediation Academy
• Member, Young Institute for Transnational Arbitration
• Associate, ICDR Young and International
• General Member, Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Centre
• Member, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators
• Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
• Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Jose Angelo A. David is a foreign associate based in the Washington, DC office of GST LLP where he practices investment and commercial arbitration. Some of his most notable cases include representing the Republic of Italy, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Guatemala, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in arbitration and post-award proceedings under various arbitration rules.

He holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University where he was also a researcher under the supervision of former ICSID Secretary-General Ko-Yung Tung. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from San Beda University in Manila, Philippines, where he graduated top of his class. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines, as well as a Diploma in Spanish Law from the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía in Málaga, Spain where he now also teaches International Investment Law and Arbitration.

Prior to joining GST LLP, Mr. David was an associate solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General of the Republic of the Philippines where he represented his home government in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, as well as before the Philippine Supreme Court and lower courts. He began his legal career as an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution department of the largest law firm in the Philippines – Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices — representing local and multinational companies in in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Mr. David is also currently an Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Assistant Editor for ITA in Review. He placed sixth out of almost 6,000 examinees for the 2014 Philippine bar examinations and is qualified to practice law in the Philippines.

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