Daniel specialises in commercial dispute resolution, regulatory investigations and insurance.
Daniel advises clients on contract and commercial disputes, including company directors’, auditors’ and officers’ liability, and regulatory cases involving the New Zealand Competition Commission, Financial Markets Authority, Serious Fraud Office and Inland Revenue Department.
Daniel spent two years on secondment at Slaughter and May in London, where he was an associate in the firm’s competition practice. During his time there, he advised on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and JVs, pricing and distribution structures, regulatory investigations and contentious matters.
Daniel has recently advised:
- a large listed New Zealand company on a contract interpretation dispute worth $35m
- on a major multi-million dollar international arbitration involving the sale of a major piece of New Zealand infrastructure on sensitive land to offshore interests
- receivers, liquidators and directors on litigation arising from several finance company collapses
- leading New Zealand insurers on claims brought against professional indemnity and public liability policies involving directors, officers and auditors
- several large New Zealand companies on internal investigations regarding sensitive matters with litigation risk
- several international and New Zealand clients in relation to New Zealand Commerce Commission investigations into alleged price-fixing activity
- Motorola Mobility on the European Commission's Article 102 investigation into enforcement of standard essential patents
- Booking.com on the Office of Fair Trading investigation into the online hotel booking sector
- INEOS on its global filings in relation to its PVC and chlorvinyls joint venture with Solvay, and
- Global Radio on the Competition Commission's review of its acquisition of radio stations from GMG Radio.