- Senior Managing Director
- T: +44 20 3727 1292
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- 200 Aldersgate
- Aldersgate Street
- London, EC1A 4HD
- United Kingdom
- T: +44 20 3727 1000
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- M.A., Geography, Cambridge University
- Diploma in Arbitration, Reading University
- Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Member of the Expert Witness Institute
David Eastwood is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He is a member of the Economic and Financial Consulting practice and is based in London. He has almost 35 years of experience of advising clients on financial matters.
David's areas of expertise include software and technology licensing, the development and implementation of contract compliance programmes, revenue recovery and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, the licensing of brands and digital content, royalty audits and software asset management.
David combines extensive work for the leading global companies in these areas for more than 20 years with a record of working in disputes and giving expert evidence. He therefore advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly where measurement of usage and compliance with contract terms is complex and hard to establish. Much of his work involves close working with in-house legal teams and their external advisers to avoid or manage disputes. David works for both rights owners and rights users.
He has broad experience of the TMT sector, working with clients in software, hardware, digital content and telecoms, as well as in other IP rich sectors such as pharma and life sciences.
David has audited software contracts, technology licences, distribution and joint venture agreements, best pricing (Most Favoured Nation) clauses, advertising agreements, co-development agreements and IT supply contracts
As Expert Witness
He has given evidence in litigation and arbitration more than 20 times and given oral evidence on 7 occasions. David has sat as arbitrator and as expert to determine disputes.
Detailed employment history
Before joining FTI Consulting, David was a partner at KPMG for almost 20 years, closely involved in the establishment and growth of KPMG’s UK Forensic practice. In 2000 he set up KPMG’s global Contract Compliance Services team, building this to around 500 staff globally and serving some of the world’s largest software and technology companies. In this role he was responsible for the recovery of more than $2bn of cash and revenue for clients.
David holds a MA from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Founding Member of The Expert Witness Institute.