David J. A. Cairns

David J. A. Cairns is a partner of B. Cremades y Asociados in Madrid, specialising in international commercial and investment arbitration. He regularly acts as an international arbitrator, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an accredited UK mediator, and a member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.
David J. A. Cairns has extensive experience as an advocate before international arbitration tribunals and domestic courts. He has a particular interest in the history and practice of advocacy, and is the author of Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800-1865 (Oxford University Press, 1998). He enjoys teaching advocacy skills, and for many years was responsible for the oral advocacy preparation of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team at the University Carlos III of Madrid (winners of Frédéric Eisemann Award for the prevailing team in the oral competition, Vienna, 2008).