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Daniel Chaney's practice is focused on resolving disputes efficiently. His practice includes complex commercial arbitration and litigation in a range of areas, and he has considerable experience with complex and high-value energy and resources construction disputes (including variation and delay/disruption claims, contract termination issues, and misleading conduct claims). He is listed as a "key lawyer" for international arbitration in The Legal 500 directory.

Daniel's recent experience includes claims arising out of the construction of power and gas processing facilities in the Middle East, the construction of iron ore facilities in Australia, the disputed ownership of a Cayman Islands private equity fund, the unlawful theft and dissemination of confidential information in the United Kingdom, the collapse of a joint bidding process in an oil and gas sale process in Southeast Asia, and breaches of warranties following sales of oil and gas businesses in Europe and Asia. He has acted in arbitration, litigation, and adjudication proceedings for and against parties in jurisdictions around the world, including English and Australian court proceedings and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and ad hoc arbitrations seated in various jurisdictions.

Daniel also has substantial experience assisting clients during projects to resolve issues early, without the need for formal proceedings. He has particular familiarity working across borders, having been based in Jones Day's London, Perth, and Madrid offices.


  • Duro Felguera prevails in international arbitration arising out of Roy Hill Iron Ore ProjectJones Day successfully acted for Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd. in a significant international arbitration with Samsung C&T Corporation arising out of the US$10 billion Roy Hill Iron Ore Project.
  • E&I subcontractor seeks ongoing project adviceJones Day provided ongoing advice to an E&I subcontractor on various issues arising in connection with a contract for the performance of E&I works at a US$10 billion Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in Western Australia, including the recovery of unpaid amounts and the defense of a potential call on security.
  • MacDow defends subcontractor's claims for breach of contractJones Day is defending breach of contract claims made against McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd (MacDow) by a subcontractor performing works for MacDow at the Mooka Ore Car Repair Shop Project.
  • SK seeks advice on potential disputes with joint venture partner and clientJones Day advised SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad (SK) on the resolution of potential disputes relating to its work as part of a joint venture with Clough (Thailand Co., Ltd) for Mubadala Petroleum on the Pearl Manora Field Development Project.