The focus of Daniel’s practice is commercial litigation. His practice encompasses, in particular, international fraud and asset recovery, arbitration, financial services and media. Daniel has particular expertise in urgent interim relief and has appeared in many high profile applications in the High Court and the BVI Commercial Court.

Legal 500 - Commercial Litigation - Top Ten Under Eight Years' Call - in 2018 Daniel was recognised  as one of the top ten Commercial Litigation juniors under 8 years' call, Legal 500 noting that he is "A superb and tenacious advocate, his written work is always of the highest standard"

He is also ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in Financial Services ("An insightful and tenacious junior counsel who is running up the financial services regulatory ladder two steps at a time"), Media & Entertainment ("Extremely capable and conscientious, he is very good on his feet and has a keen sense of what is important") and Sport ("A superb advocate who is fiercely committed to his clients").


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Commercial

Daniel has been instructed on a broad range of high value commercial litigation, regularly appears in all divisions of the High Court and has appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal. He is also called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, BVI and has appeared in the BVI Commercial Court and the ECSC Court of Appeal.

The 2018 edition of the Legal 500 listed Daniel as one of the top ten juniors in commercial litigation under eight years call. 

Daniel advises and acts across a range of industry sectors and has particular experience of commercial litigation involving international fraud and asset recovery work.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Daniel is frequently instructed in large-scale civil fraud disputes including complex financial frauds, bribery and data theft and recovery.

Daniel also has a substantial practice in the field of injunctive relief and has acted in some of the most high-profile commercial injunctions before the Courts in recent years.

He frequently acts (both as sole counsel and led) in applications for worldwide freezing orders, search orders, proprietary injunctions, computer imaging orders, delivery up and Norwich Pharmacal / Bankers Trust disclosure orders, anti-suit injunctions and in applications brought to enforce such orders including applications for unless orders and committal. Such applications have arisen in a variety of contexts including global cyber fraud, misappropriation of assets by employees and theft of confidential information. Many of Daniel's instructions in this regard are confidential. 

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Arbitration

Daniel has been instructed, both as a junior and as sole counsel, in relation to a number of substantial domestic and international arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and HKIA rules. Daniel's experience has included acting for a party to a Hong Kong Joint Venture in respect of a HK$6 billion construction project in Macau (with Lord Pannick QC) and acting successfully as sole counsel in a  multi-million pound ICC arbitration involving the trade of non-ferrous metals.

He is also experienced in High Court applications brought in support of arbitral proceedings including anti-suit injunctions, urgent interlocutory injunctions and challenges under s.67 and .68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

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Financial Services

Daniel regularly acts for and against banks, IFAs and private individuals in proceedings involving substantial corporate finance transactions and the provision of investment and financial advice.

Daniel also regularly advises and acts for clients including the FCA, PRA private individuals and companies in relation to a variety of financial services matters including applications for approvals, collective investment schemes, enforcement proceedings, market abuse and the FCA’s conduct of business rules.

Recent work has included acting for the FCA in the six-week trial before the Upper Tribunal against former directors of the structured investment firm Keydata in which the FCA levied record fines of £75 million and the high-profile judicial review brought against KPMG relating to the FCA’s review of interest rate hedging products.

In 2012, Daniel was seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority for 5 months during which time he worked in the Enforcement Division. 

Daniel is on the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and regularly delivers talks and seminars on financial services including to the Dubai Financial Services Authority, solicitors firms and the legal team in the Enforcement Division of the FCA.

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Media & Entertainment

Daniel has been involved in a variety of cases within the sphere of Media and Entertainment and has acted for and against a range of musical artists, composers and producers including 50 Cent, Dizzee Rascal, Heather Small and The Fall.

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Sport

Daniel has been instructed on a broad range of sporting disputes, including civil and commercial litigation, agency and commercial disputes and disciplinary proceedings before sports governing bodies.

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Achievements

Education

MA (Cantab); SM (MIT) (Kennedy Scholar)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Major Scholar of the Inner Temple for GDL (2008) and BPTC (2010)
  • MIT Graduate Fellow (2006)
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholar (funded study at MIT and Harvard University) (2005)
  • Jesus College, Cambridge Senior Scholar (2004)

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