Bio

Daniel is an Associate within the Dispute Resolution practice group. He specialises in commercial litigation, including contractual, fund, partnership and shareholder disputes, negligence claims and white collar crime, as well as regulatory disputes and individual and corporate insolvency.

Prior to joining Appleby in March 2017, Daniel was in the Commercial Litigation practice at Signature Litigation in London focusing on complex multi-party international disputes often with a financial markets or regulatory element. His experience included both High Court litigation and international arbitration. Daniel also sat as a magistrate in north London and on appeals at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Daniel trained as a Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills where he undertook a litigation weighted selection of seats, including advocacy. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Daniel was a manager in the M&A team at Lloyds Banking Group and an associate in Deloitte´s Private Equity Transaction Services group.

Daniel is admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands and as a solicitor advocate in England & Wales (non-practising).

 

Expertise:

Recent highlights include:

  • Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation – Acted for ENRC in defence of a civil court battle launched by the SFO against ENRC – currently also the subject of a lengthy criminal probe – to determine what material may be covered by legal privilege ahead of disclosure in the investigation. This was one of the “Top 20 Cases of 2017” as ranked by The Lawyer.
  • Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation v Dechert – Acted for ENRC in a cost claim against alleged overcharging by Dechert LLP over a £16m legal bill. In April 2016 Dechert lost its appeal to have the heard in public. In January 2017, the High Court ruled that the dispute would proceed to a full costs hearing for the fees accrued.
  • Barclays Bank plc v Lester Charles Landgraf, Londell McMillan and Elias Farrah – Acted for Mr Farrah. This case was of great interest to many in the legal profession. It related to the May 2012 collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf and saw the firm’s bank, Barclays, seek to recoup money from partners of the defunct firm. When Dewey folded, over 200 partners owed Barclays Bank about $60m which they had borrowed to fund their equity contributions to the firm and which had been lost in the firm’s bankruptcy. Issues under scrutiny included partner loan programmes and the financing of equity contributions in LLPs. The case settled in May 2015. This was one of the “Top 20 Cases of 2015” as ranked by The Lawyer.
  • Gudavadze and ors v Anisimov – Acted for the widow and daughters of the late Georgian billionaire Arkadi Patarkatsishvili, in their claim for over USD1.5 billion in damages from Vasily Anisimov. The claim related to an oral agreement that had been reached in 2004 between Mr Anisimov and Mr Patarkatsishvili as to the use that they would make of $600 million that the latter had received following the sale of a shareholding RusAl, a large Russian formerly state owned aluminium company. The case, which involved issues of jurisdiction, conflict of laws, privilege, fraud, Russian law, Georgian law and forensic accountancy, settled in Spring 2014. This was one of the “Top 20 Cases of 2014” as ranked by The Lawyer.

 

Teams:

  • Dispute Resolution

Education:

  • BA (Hons) English Literature & Classics, University of Durham
  • MA English Literature, University of Durham
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University, London
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP University, London
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil), University of Law, London

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