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Practice Summary

Daniel Toledano is a highly sought after advocate for both court and arbitration hearings and also has a busy advisory practice. The leading directories have for many years singled Daniel out as an outstanding choice in many areas of commercial practice including, banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution, energy and utilities, civil fraud, international commercial arbitration and sport.

Regularly instructed by leading solicitors to handle complex litigation arising in a wide variety of business sectors.

"A very impressive advocate and someone you want on your side for any difficult Court battle, he really earns his money in Court and he is a go to Silk for big, complex commercial litigation." Legal 500 2020-2019

"Very impressive, very clever, very user-friendly and quick to pick up on important points." "He's very good on his feet, and is both very easy to work with and very sensible." Chambers UK 2020 

"Very intelligent, strategic and considered, and his confidence impresses clients." Legal 500 2018-2019

"Presented a view, took a sensible course and gave advice in a measured, precise way." "His ability to cut through and understand issues at the strategic level is excellent." Chambers UK 2018

An absolutely outstanding advocate and a truly brilliant silk who posesses an incredibly varied and vibrant practice. "He possesses a great intellect and is a smart reader of the court." "Exceptionally bright and always on top of the detail, he works very efficiently with teams of solicitors." Chambers UK 2017

"His advocacy really can make the difference between success and failure at trial." Legal 500 2017 

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: General Commercial & Insurance
Has a well-established international practice, with substantive experience acting in ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitrations including in venues such as Paris and Singapore. He also undertakes arbitration related court proceedings, pursuing injunctive relief, challenges to, and the enforcement of arbitral awards.  

"Excellent judgement, strategically astute, and very client-friendly." Legal 500 2020-2021

"Super bright and an impressive advocate." "Top-quality brain." Chambers UK 2020 

"Top of my list for complex commercial arbitrations." Legal 500 2018-2019

"He is very bright and has excellent judgement. He is also a good strategist." Chambers UK 2018 

"He gets up to speed with things and assimilates very quickly. He is very user friendly, highly intelligent, and has great analytical ability." Chambers UK 2017

"He has the complete confidence of the tribunal and is responsive to ideas and concerns." Legal 500 2017 

A respected silk with wide-ranging expertise across the sector covering both retail and investment banking disputes. He has acted on numerous transactions of the utmost complexity, many involving international elements.

"One of the finest banking advocates at the Bar, he is one of a rare breed who can really make the different to the outcome of closely fought financial disputes." Legal 500 2020-2021

"One of the finest banking silks of his generation." "He grapples with complex issues, is extremely accessible and is someone who wins clients' confidence. His great strength is his outstanding strategy" Chambers UK 2020

"Phenomenal on his feet – always charming and unflustered and judges really listen and trust him." Legal 500 2018-2019

"Daniel is an exceptionally able and bright lawyer, who is effective, practical, always quick with his written work and very easy to work with." "He has an impressive ability to assimilate volumes of information and present his views in a clear and concise way. His is a very measured, logical and persuasive style of advocacy, and he is a delight to work with." Chambers UK 2018

"A first-rate legal mind with great judgment. He is surely one of the best trial advocates of his generation." "Clients adore him because he is so calm and measured. He is a great team player and a phenomenal cross-examiner." Chambers and Partners 2017

"A class act, who picks up facts and legal arguments very quickly." Legal 500 2017 

An excellent cross examiner who is highly active handling both oil and gas and power disputes. He is regularly retained on cases relating to matters as diverse as joint operating agreements, licensing, drilling rig hire, emissions allowances and CHP plants.

"He focuses on achieving a practical resolution rather than on technical legal arguments and clients like his clear ,“no nonsense” approach." Legal 500 2020-2021

"He has the ability to distil very complicated arguments and is a very dogged advocate who will win his point." "He is focused and pragmatic, gets to the heart of issues very quickly and is clear and direct in his presentation." "He is just an outstanding intellect and he is very measured and efficient" Chambers UK 2020 

"Always well thought of in the energy space, he is super-bright but without any airs and graces." Legal 500 2018-2019

"Always calm and unflustered, and not afraid to give direct advice to clients." "He's tough on his feet - a real fighter." Chambers UK 2018

"He just has a very calm, reassuring and economic way of conveying advice. He doesn't get flustered by tactics from the other side and is not fazed by pretty much anything whether on his feet or in correspondence. His ability to get people on board and help them understand the issue is second to none. He's been there, seen it and done it and inspires confidence in the clients." Chambers UK 2017

"A powerful and precise advocate, who has the complete confidence of the tribunal." Legal 500 2017 

A highly praised silk on his way to becoming a standout name at the Bar. His broad commercial practice encompasses heavyweight fraud trials and arbitrations. 

"Excellent judgement, great manner with the client, and a team player." Legal 500 2020-2021

"A very instinctive cross-examiner who can take an unexpected answer and turn it into a winning argument." "He has great client handling skills." Chambers UK 2020  

"Clever, user friendly and good with clients, a persuasive advocate" Legal 500 2018-2019

"Very committed." "He has a first-rate legal mind with great judgement. A real team player and a pleasure to work with. His real forte is trial advocacy. He is one of the best trial advocates of his generation." Chambers UK 2018 

"Daniel's a very calm, measured advocate. He is very approachable and is a pleasure to work with'. Chambers UK 2017

"Very knowledgeable on fraud and bribery, and careful and precise in his submissions." Legal 500 2017 

Has significant experience of professional negligence claims made against, amongst others, banks, investment managers and advisors, solicitors, accountants, valuers and brokers.

Has acted and advised in shareholder disputes and in unfair prejudice cases. He has been involved in a number of cases concerning the application of the FCA Listing Rules. Daniel has advised and acted in a number of matters in an administration or insolvency context.

Has been involved in a number of jurisdiction challenges and applications for stays and anti-suit injunctions, including the leading House of Lords authority on injunctions in the context of exclusive jurisdiction clauses. He has considerable experience of issues arising under Regulation 44/2001 and under Regulation 1215/2012 (Recast Brussels Regulation). Daniel has also advised on other conflict of law issues including choice of law, the Rome Convention, the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 and the Rome Regulations on contractural and non-contractural obligations.

Has considerable experience in the sports law field and has been involved in several matters concerning football, motor racing and boxing. He has advised in a number of matters concerning Formula One.