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Dan Perera


Dan is a partner specialising in energy and resources and commodities, based in HFW's Singapore office.

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Dan is a partner specialising in energy and resources and commodities, based in HFW's Singapore office.

His experience is industry-focused and specialises in disputes and advisory matters within the fields of commodities and international trade (hard rock minerals; metals; agri-commodities; and oil and gas, particularly LNG); mining (exploration, production and regulatory); shipping; and construction (including offshore rigs, FPSOs and bespoke support vessels). He regularly acts for miners, oil and gas market participants, contractors and commodity traders, and has conducted arbitrations under, amongst others, SIAC, ICC, LCIA and LMAA, and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Dan is an experienced mediator, with experience handling complex multi-party disputes.

Dan has been based in Singapore since 2010 and worked with a leading international arbitration practice before spending several years as senior in-house counsel with a mining major. During his time there, he supported the company’s iron ore, coal, copper and uranium marketing businesses and assisted with group-wide projects and disputes. He has been actively involved in the development and refinement of a number of industry-standard contracts, and the implementation of market-based pricing mechanisms and standardisation within developing commodities markets such as iron ore and LNG.

Dan is admitted to practice law in England & Wales (2005), in New York (2006), a Solicitor-Advocate in England & Wales (2010), achieving higher rights of audience before civil and criminal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Western Australia (2016).

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