Daniel specialises in commercial dispute resolution, regulatory investigations
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 advised:
- a large listed New Zealand company on a contract interpretation dispute
on a major multi-million dollar international arbitration involving the sale
of a major piece of New Zealand infrastructure on sensitive land to offshore
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
several large New Zealand companies on internal investigations regarding
sensitive matters with litigation risk
several international and New Zealand clients in relation to
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.