Daniel is a Partner in the Commercial team.
He has extensive corporate and commercial experience and has worked both in legal and commercial roles in the UK and overseas spending time in Asia, Australia and the Caribbean.
Originally trained as a Project Finance lawyer, he has subsequently moved into advising on mainstream corporate and commercial matters. His client base ranges from household names to SMEs. He also is works closely with family owned businesses and entrepreneurs based in the UK and internationally.
Daniel’s day to day practice involves advising across the full spectrum of commercial issues which a company may face ranging from collaborations to distribution agreements, competition matters, intellectual property and data concerns. No one size fits all and he always strives to deliver commercial, pragmatic and cost effective advice to his client base. He is also used to working closely with in-house legal teams or delivering advice direct to clients including C-Suite and Board presentations.
He has particular experience in advising on IP/IT matters including SaaS and Cloud solutions, data hosting, integration arrangements and resource augmentation where software development is being outsourced. His clients here include various well-known brands and also Challenger Banks and Fintech players.
In addition, he regularly works with a number of industrial manufacturers with expanding operations in the UK and overseas including several approaching MBOs and/or Private Equity investment. Working closely with the Aviation Team, he supports their clients where specific commercial and contractual analysis is required.
Recent examples of how Daniel has supported clients include:
- ensuring the smooth running of a large fintech operation by reviewing and negotiating complex, multi-jurisdictional and high-value IT and SaaS supplier contracts;
- negotiating an international product licence distribution agreement to mitigate liabilities and potential exposure to litigation under US law;
- facilitating refurbishment and modernisation of commercial aircraft through detailed negotiation with owners and third-party suppliers; and
- enabling the purchase of a replacement maintenance and software package by an airline operator, reviewing contract risks and liabilities involved.