Dan is a Partner specialising in complex, cross-border and high-value commercial litigation and arbitration. He has particular experience of large-scale bribery and corruption matters and disputes involving parties from China, Russia and other CIS countries.

Dan has advised high net worth individuals, listed companies and other major corporates, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity houses and other alternative investment managers, sports clubs and record labels.  His experience includes construction, energy and infrastructure disputes, international and domestic arbitrations, banking and financial services litigation, IT and telecoms disputes, complex civil fraud, obtaining and resisting freezing injunctions, shareholder actions, procurement challenges and judicial review.

He has particular experience of large-scale fraud and corruption matters and disputes involving parties from China, Russia and other CIS countries, as well as asset tracing and enforcement proceedings in the United Kingdom and around the globe. He has litigated in the High Court of England and Wales (both in London and other regional district registries), the Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court, and has acted in numerous LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations.

He also regularly advises clients involved in expert determinations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Background

Dan read law at Bristol University and qualified as a solicitor in 2007.  Having trained at Bevan Brittan LLP, he worked for the international law firms Osborne Clarke and SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons) as a senior associate, before joining CYK in April 2016.  He was promoted to the partnership at CYK in 2017.

Dan spent six months on secondment at Zurich Financial Services. He regularly writes articles for the legal and trade press and also carries out pro bono work, including on behalf of the Citizens Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice.

What the legal directories say

Dan is named in Legal 500 as a “civil fraud specialist”.

Professional groups

Member of the British-Russian Law Association (BRLA), Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association, Commercial Litigators Forum (CLF), Law Society of England and Wales, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) and Russia and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN).


Cases of Note

  • Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company [2017] EWHC 348 (TCC) – We acted successfully for the defendant, Venco, in this High Court case where the Court rejected an application to set aside an ICC arbitration award for serious irregularity under section 68(2)(d) of the Arbitration Act 1996 on the basis that the tribunal had failed to deal with issues which were put to it. Mishcon de Reya acted for Symbion Power, the unsuccessful claimant.

  • Wirecard Bank AG & Another v Scott & Others [2010] EWHC 451 (QB).

  • Cube Lighting and Industrial Design Ltd v Afcon Electra Romania SA [2011] EWHC 2565 (Ch).

  • Tael One Partners Ltd v Morgan Stanley & Co International plc [2012] EWHC 1858 (Comm).

  • Morgan Stanley & Co International plc v Tael One Partners Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 473 (on appeal from High Court).

  • Tael One Partners Ltd v Morgan Stanley & Co International plc [2015] UKSC 12 (on appeal from Court of Appeal).

  • O’Hare & Anor v Coutts & Co [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB).

  • Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company [2017] EWHC 348 (TCC).