Described by clients as “a formidable force”, “our go-to guy” and “good when you need someone to fight your corner”, Danny brings a wealth of experience, commercial acumen and strategic wisdom to his specialist areas of complex international commercial and financial disputes and investigations, as well as cross-border restructuring and insolvency.
Danny has led multiple high-stakes cross-border disputes and investigations, across a multitude of industries over the last two decades. He is regularly called upon by financial institutions, private investment funds, and state-owned enterprises, to act in mandates involving complex investments, market misconduct, and distressed situations. He is also known for his expertise in international enforcement, fraud, and financial crime and is recognised amongst the Global Elite as one of 40 Global Thought Leaders in the asset recovery field.
With extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional headline restructurings and insolvencies, Danny is recognised as a “standout” in the market. His portfolio includes acting for debtors in the Eagle Hospitality REIT restructuring, and acting for the liquidators of 45 Lehman entities across Asia (ex-Japan), MF Global Singapore, Dynamic Oil Trading (of the OW Bunker Group), and BSI Bank.
More recently, Danny has been a pioneer in disputes and managing crises in the blockchain and digital assets space, having led the team that successfully prosecuted the first cryptocurrency claim before the Singapore International Commercial Court, and advising distressed cryptocurrency investment platforms.
Danny combines technical excellence with sharp commercial sensibility and creativity in tackling novel legal questions. He is spoken of by clients as “an excellent litigator” and “an outstanding lawyer” who is “adept at tackling unique and challenging issues” and “combining a deep and broad knowledge of the law with a pleasant manner and an ability to switch gears and become a powerful advocate and highly effective cross-examiner”.
Danny graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar as well as the Rolls of Solicitors of the High Courts of Hong Kong and England and Wales.