David Neave is the Chair of the Vancouver office Dispute Resolution department. He practises complex competition-restraint of trade litigation, corporate commercial litigation and criminal law, including advising on foreign corruption and money-laundering issues. He has extensive experience in defending class proceedings and has acted in more than 30 class actions brought in a wide range of areas including competition/restraint of trade, products liability, securities and banking.

David’s defence work includes defending class action and individual claims against international pharmaceutical manufacturers of a number of different prescription and OTC drugs; medical products manufacturers of a variety of devices (hip and knee replacement systems, spinal screws, pacemakers, emergency call systems, introducer systems); international food manufacturers; international airlines (cargo and passenger fees); international electronic manufacturers of various computer chips and other components; various financial institutions pertaining to interest and credit card charges; international heavy equipment manufacturers of forestry and marine equipment; and, manufacturers of a variety of auto parts. He has also represented securities brokerages and an international accounting firm on securities act matters.

David regularly appears before all levels of British Columbia courts and various regulatory tribunals.

Before joining the firm, David enjoyed a 20-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). As part of its commercial crime section for 11 years, he conducted stock market manipulation investigations, and a variety of complex fraud and theft investigations. Just before leaving the RCMP, he acted as in-house counsel to the senior management of the RCMP in British Columbia.