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Dan Jewell

Legal Director

Dan Jewell has over 10 years’ experience in domestic and international litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. His practice spans a broad range of sectors, including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, technology, insurance, and construction.

Dan has represented clients before the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales, the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, the British Virgin Islands Court, and leading arbitral institutions including the LCIA and ICC, as well as in ad hoc arbitral proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Dan has also spent time on secondment to a multi-national universal bank, providing legal support on a broad range of matters within their Group Litigation and Regulatory team.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor-Advocate in England and WalesSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Acting for a bank as defendant in a test case arising from the FSA's (as it was then) findings of misconduct in relation to LIBOR.
  • Acting for an issuer of securitised notes in relation to a Part 8 claim relating to contractual construction and a subsequent appeal, seeking a declaration that a premium was not payable to fixed rate noteholders on an early redemption of notes, with circa GBP169 million turning on the issue.
  • Acting for a bank in relation to a claim against a contractual counterparty under several deeds of indemnity guaranteeing the payment obligations of issuers under several Dutch RMBS securitisations.
  • Acting for an oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration seated in Singapore relating to an EPCC project in Iran, with circa USD250 million in dispute.
  • Acting for a multinational corporation in defence of a LCIA arbitration seated in London relating to a dispute concerning the sale of a company with title to two wind turbines located in Crimea.
  • Acting for an African state in defence of an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in London relating to a dispute under an English law contract, with circa USD270 million in dispute. An award was issued in our client's favour, dismissing the claim and awarding our client its costs. Dan was the lead associate throughout the matter, from the request stage through to the final hearing.
  • Acting for a Russian group of companies in a dispute before the courts of the British Virgin Islands in relation to a joint venture agreement between high net worth principals concerning assets of circa USD1 billion across a number of jurisdictions. The matter has involved a number of interlocutory applications, including freezing injunctions and asset disclosure orders and has required the UK DLA Piper team to coordinate with counsel in a number of jurisdictions including the BVI, Cyprus, Russia, Switzerland, and Singapore.
  • Acting for a supplier of video-optimisation solutions for mobile telecommunications networks in defence of a claim brought by a supplier of software in relation to a project to build, deploy, and operate a platform for adapting and optimising web and video traffic served by a mobile telecommunications network across South America.
  • Acting for an international developer of online-marketplace software in a dispute with an investor.
  • Acting for an insurer defending a claim for additional commission brought by a union pursuant to an affinity scheme contract before the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal, with the Supreme Court then refusing the union's application for a further appeal.
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
  • College of Law, Moorgate: Legal Practice Course, 2008
  • Nottingham Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2006

    University of York, History BA Hons, First-class honours (1st), 2005


Dan is recommended for Banking Litigation in Legal 500, with clients describing him as “very thorough”, having previously been recognised as a “Rising Star”.

Prior Experience

Dan trained with a London-based global law firm and spent 8 years at the firm, including two years in their Dubai office (between 2010 and 2012) where he enjoyed a mix of court work (primarily in the DIFC Courts) and arbitration. Dan returned to the firm's London office in 2012 and worked on a number of high value cases in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division, as well as high-profile investigations, and in 2014 completed a secondment to Barclays Bank PLC.

Dan has Higher Rights of Audience, qualifying him to represent clients as a Solicitor Advocate in civil cases in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.