Daniel is a commercial litigator with significant experience in representing corporations, funds, financial institutions and directors in complex, high value disputes. He regularly acts in High Court litigation, and has advised in numerous domestic and international arbitrations. He has also managed litigation in foreign jurisdictions, both civil and common law.
Daniel’s practice covers a range of industry sectors including financial markets, investment funds, mining, oil and gas and insurance/reinsurance. He has rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.
Daniel has been involved in some of the largest and highest profile cases in the London litigation market. In the last two consecutive years his cases have featured in The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases of the Year”.
Daniel is regarded as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for his expertise in banking litigation, commercial litigation, insurance and reinsurance litigation, and professional negligence. He is described as “highly professional” and “immerses himself in clients’ cases and takes a hands-on approach which reaps dividends”. Daniel receives praise for being “a strategic thinker” who “brings real energy to cases“. He was recently described, by the publication Commercial Dispute Resolution, as “one of a new breed of independent and forceful commercial litigation partners“.
Daniel trained and qualified at a major international law firm, where he undertook secondments to the firm’s Hong Kong office and one of the world’s largest financial institutions. He joined Signature in August 2013 from another leading City of London law firm.
Daniel has published articles and delivered talks on a number of topical issues, and regularly comments in the trade and legal press. He is a Contributing Editor of “Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation”, and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association, the International Bar Association and the London Solicitor Litigation Association.
Representing a major natural resources conglomerate in heavy, multi-party LCIA proceedings seated in London.
Advising ENRC in landmark proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office regarding legal professional privilege.
Representing a client in complex, multi-jurisdictional proceedings to recover losses for breach of contract under an SPA.
Advising an investment fund in substantial High Court professional negligence proceedings against a global law firm arising out of restructuring advice given in relation to a distressed loan.
Advising clients in a number of intellectual property and breach of confidence claims.
Acting for and against London-market insurers in substantial, multi-jurisdictional insurance coverage disputes.