Daniel Coelho

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Daniel is a Senior Associate within the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Cayman Islands. His practice is focused on corporate dispute resolution, banking litigation, restructuring and insolvency litigation. He has acted for a broad range of clients including individual investors, global banks and multi-national corporations.

Daniel has expertise managing all facets of dispute resolution from initial instructions to trial and enforcement. Before joining Appleby, Daniel was a Lawyer at TLT LLP where he was seconded to the Litigation & Investigations team in London at one of UK’s largest banks. Prior to this, Daniel held roles as a Solicitor at Allens Linklaters in the Commercial Litigation team in Melbourne and as an Associate in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Daniel was admitted as a solicitor in the High Court of Australia and a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria.


  • Acting for joint receivers of limited partner interests against an exempted limited partnership fund in the Abraaj Group following the collapse in 2018 (reputed to have had more than US$14 billion assets under management at one time).
  • Acting for multi-national Chinese building material company as respondent to shareholder’s winding-up petition.
  • Successfully defending international bank in breach of contract and negligence claim arising from termination of banking relationship on suspicion of fraud.*
  • Acting for large UK bank in successful non-party costs order proceedings against litigation funder following successful defence of contractual claim at trial.*
  • Acting for multi-national mining company in complex transfer pricing dispute with national tax regulator.*
  • Acting for investment bank in defending class action brought by institutional investors arising from manipulation for foreign exchange market.*
  • Seconded to large UK bank to advise on complex remediation project on issues of insolvency, restructuring, debt enforcement and loss quantification.*
  • Appearing (with leave) in successful strike out application for large UK bank in Commercial Court – High Court.*

*Prior to joining Appleby


  • Monash University (Master of Laws (Juris Doctor))
  • The University of Melbourne (BCom)


  • Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association, Committee Member
  • Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners’ Association
  • International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • INSOL International.





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