Dan has acted in a number of high profile, high value trials and has a wide range of experience in both the commercial litigation and financial regulation sectors. Described by Legal 500 as “very personable, sensible and good with clients”, his emphasis is on producing commercial results by leveraging technical ability and strategic oversight.
Dan’s experience has spanned numerous jurisdictions, including Switzerland, Russia, Dubai, Jamaica, Canada, the BVI, Kazakhstan and the USA (amongst others). He is skilled in managing multi-jurisdictional disputes that require co-ordination across many different locations and he manages his network of forensic accountants, investigators, electronic service providers and other professionals to create the most appropriate team and ensure the best commercial result for the client.
Dan’s practice has been based on a wide range of commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, professional negligence, insolvency and shareholder disputes. He focuses on a range of sectors that include technology clients and financial services. A particular focus is high net worth individuals, their corporate vehicles and start-up entities. Dan has also acted to advise clients in respect of FCA and SFO investigations into money laundering and bribery issues.
Dan obtained his higher rights over five years ago and has represented the Royal British Legion in war pensions appeal tribunals. He is also a member of the London Solicitors Ligation Association and the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
RECENT MATTERS AND TRANSACTIONS
- Acting for a major Russian bank in a successful High Court action against a number of ex-employees accused of fraud. The case was worth over £200 million, the trial lasted for almost six months and involved related proceedings in numerous jurisdictions with over twenty witnesses.
- Acting for an individual defendant in an alleged complex petroleum fraud. The case is alleged to be worth over USD300 million.
- Acting for a substantial hedge fund as claimant in respect of a £30 million dispute over the operation of tag and drag rights.
- Acting for a shareholder in a dispute with a BVI incorporated company that specialises in providing services in Kazakhstan and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The case has been brought in the BVI and has involved a number of injunctions (including successfully injuncting the placing and open offer of shares on the London Stock Exchange).
- Acting for an individual defendant in respect of fraud allegations made against her to the amount of £60 million. The case involves a world-wide freezing order and has links to Romania, the West Indies, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
- Acting for a Canadian medicinal cannabis start-up company in respect of a shareholder dispute.
- Acting for a start-up technology firm in respect of a challenge to a pre-pack administration. The alleged claim included allegations of dishonest assistance and knowing receipt.
- Advising a technology company in the retail sector on its portfolio of litigation, including in respect of the breakdown of a joint venture vehicle and breach of commercial contracts.
- Acting for a significant life assurance company in relation to proceedings brought by a fund manager concerning a with-profits fund.
- Acting in a high value breach of contract claim in respect of an entrepreneurial client.
- Representing financial institutions and individuals in respect of investigations undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office.
- Acting for a number of financial services clients in relation to mis-selling claims.
- Advising a leading financial services company on an FCA investigation into alleged systems failings.
- Advising a petroleum company in an arbitration with a Nigerian government body concerning allegations of breach of contract and fraud.
- Higher Rights of Audience, 2012
- Master of Law (LLM) in Professional Legal Practice, July 2008, BPP Law School, London
- Diploma in Legal Practice, July 2008, BPP Law School, London
- Graduate Diploma in Law, July 2007, BPP Law School, London
- BA(Hons) in History, July 2006, Magdalene College, Cambridge University