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About Dan

Dan is an international arbitration partner in HFW’s market-leading energy, resources and commodities practice, based in Singapore.

Dan specialises in energy, resources, carbon and distributed ledger technology. His experience is industry-focused and comprises disputes and advisory matters relating to oil and gas (particularly LNG); the voluntary carbon markets; mining and metals (exploration, production and marketing); and blockchain and cryptocurrency. He regularly acts for oil, gas and mining majors and supermajors, multinational traders and banks, exchanges and crypto market participants in a range of complex disputes and commercial advisory matters, and he is commonly referenced as an energy-focused legal expert in key trade publications. Much of Dan’s work in recent years has involved assisting clients with achieving their energy transition goals.

Having been based in Singapore since 2010, Dan is a multi-panel arbitrator. He has conducted high-value arbitrations under, amongst others, SIAC, ICC, LCIA and AAA-ICDR Arbitration Rules, and ad hoc arbitrations seated in several jurisdictions. Dan is also an experienced mediation practitioner, having mediated numerous complex disputes.

Dan regularly leads the drafting and negotiation of multi-billion dollar LNG SPAs, and handles complex arbitrations in the LNG space. He also advises carbon market participants and technology clients on a variety of projects, including the structuring of token launches. Dan has managed a range of high value carbon- and crypto-related disputes, including in respect of emissions reduction projects; the forward sale of carbon credits; and in relation to the operations of DAOs.

Dan is admitted to practice law in England & Wales (2005), including as a Solicitor-Advocate (2010); in New York (2006); and in Western Australia (2016). He is recognised as an, “energy, resources and commodities expert” , by Legal500 Asia Pacific, and is ranked in Best Lawyers for both Singapore and Asia Pacific.