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Practice Summary

A general commercial specialist with extensive experience of complex and high value commercial litigation and arbitration, Daniel is recommended (Chambers & Partners 2012 to 2016) for his experience on matters involving arbitration, energy, civil fraud, company law and complex contractual disputes, as well as his expertise in freezing injunctions.

Daniel is equally comfortable on his own, including appearing as sole counsel on matters such as Re: Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (Ch) – acting for Paragon Capital Management Fund Ltd, one of the respondents to an application by the Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE), in a 12-day hearing to determine how certain of LBIE's assets should be distributed in accordance with FSA rules; or being led on matters such as Venture North Sea Gas Ltd v Nuon Exploration & Production UK Ltd (Comm) – acting for the claimant in a claim for specific performance and obligation to complete under a SPA concerning interests in certain gas fields and exploration blocks in the North Sea. 

Since 2013 Daniel has been heavily engaged in two major multi-billion dollar LCIA arbitrations, each centered upon the oil and gas industry, led by Gordon Pollock QC, concerning breach of confidentiality agreements in relation to petroleum concessions and long term contracts for the exploitation of petroleum.

As well as trials, Daniel is frequently instructed to act in applications including worldwide freezing injunctions, summary judgments, security for costs and the delivery up of confidential information.

Comments in the Legal Directories include: 

Has an established practice in arbitration proceedings, and offers further experience in civil fraud and complex contractual disputes.  "Daniel's drafting and legal analysis is impressive, as is his confident and well-prepared advocacy before the court." (Chambers & Partners 2016)

Experience in litigation and arbitration relating to contractual disputes, company law and the energy sector. He also has expertise in freezing injunctions. “A smart cookie. He knows what he’s doing; he’s good on his feet, good on paper and highly responsive.” (Chambers & Partners 2015)

Continues to be regarded as an up-and-coming name in commercial litigation and arbitration. “Commercial, user-friendly and bright.” (Chambers & Partners 2014)

A “standout” up-and-comer. (Chambers & Partners 2013)

Is another favourite amongst solicitors due to his “ability to provide sound legal advice in its commercial context.” (Chambers & Partners 2012)