Daniel focuses on complex and high value commercial litigation and arbitration. He represents clients across a range of industry sectors, including financial markets, investment funds, mining, oil and gas, and insurance/reinsurance. Most of his cases are international in nature, and he has co-ordinated proceedings in numerous common and civil law jurisdictions.
Daniel has been involved in some of the largest and highest profile cases in the London disputes market. In each of the last three years he has acted in cases which have featured in The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases of the Year”. He has also advised in internal investigations and civil fraud cases. As a solicitor-advocate, Daniel has rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.
The Legal 500 UK 2019 describes Daniel as “very smart, client focused and details-oriented”. He has also been praised as “highly professional”, and “a strategic thinker” who “brings real energy to cases”. He is highly ranked across the Commercial Litigation, Banking Litigation and Professional Negligence categories. He was recently described, by Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine, 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, which the Court of Appeal determined in ENRC’s favour in September 2018.
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.