Daniel Chaney's practice is focused on resolving disputes efficiently. He has handled commercial arbitration and litigation in a range of areas, especially in the energy and resources sectors, and he has particular experience with complex and high-value construction disputes.
Daniel's recent experience includes claims arising out of the design and construction of iron ore and bauxite facilities in Australia, power and gas processing facilities in the Middle East, a public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure project in the United Kingdom, drilling vessels in Singapore, and chemical processing facilities in Russia. In addition to conventional disputes about time and costs, these claims have involved contractual termination issues, contesting the applicability of liability caps, design warranty disputes, misleading conduct and negligence allegations, and COVID-related issues. He has also acted in disputes involving the 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 for an oil and gas asset 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), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), 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.
- University of Notre Dame Australia (LL.B. 2010; B.A in Politics and International Relations 2010)
- Supreme Court of Western Australia and High Court of Australia
Recognized in Doyle's Guide's list of Western Australia's construction law Rising Stars (2022 and 2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia as Ones to Watch for construction/infrastructure law (2024)
Recommended in The Legal 500 UK for dispute resolution: international arbitration (2021 and 2022)