Daniel Chaney's practice is focused on efficient dispute resolution, particularly in the construction, energy, and resources sectors. He has acted in arbitration, litigation, and adjudication proceedings, including some of the largest disputes in the Asia-Pacific region. He also has considerable experience in assisting clients during projects to resolve issues without the need for formal proceedings.
Daniel has particular experience with large construction disputes, including variation and delay/disruption claims, contract termination issues, and misleading conduct claims, as well as with contractual disputes more broadly. Much of his work is international. He has acted for and against parties in jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Malaysia, Norway, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Italy, China, Korea, Thailand, and the United States. He has worked in Jones Day's London, Perth, and Madrid offices.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Daniel acted on instructions from the receivers and managers of a major EPC contractor in relation to a series of construction insolvency disputes; advised a global oil and gas major in proceedings against various contractors; acted for major contractors on a range of disputes against principals and subcontractors; provided ongoing project advice for a global port dredging contractor; and advised a construction contractor in the negotiation of a public-private partnership contract.
Duro Felguera files claim against head contractor relating to Roy Hill Iron Ore Project
Jones Day is acting for Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd (DFA), a Spanish mining and construction contractor, in relation to the following disputes arising in respect of the US$10 billion Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.
E&I subcontractor seeks ongoing project advice
Jones 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 contract
Jones 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 client
Jones 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.
- 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