Daniel J.Travers (Dan)

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5322

Daniel Travers focuses on complex domestic and multijurisdictional disputes and investigations across a number of industry sectors. He has particular experience advising on contentious insolvency and corporate matters, including joint venture disputes. The Legal 500 describes Daniel as a leading "next generation partner" in commercial litigation.

Daniel's recent experience includes advising HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosa'ad on his successful claim to take full control of the English Premier League team Sheffield United Football Club after a hotly contested shareholder dispute.

Daniel is also currently acting for the liquidators of the BHS Group of companies on their high-profile investigations into one of the largest retail collapses in the United Kingdom.

He also has acted on a number of disputes on behalf of energy sector clients, most notably the successful defense of Texas Keystone (U.S. oil and gas company) against Excalibur Ventures' high-profile $1.6+ billion claim for an interest in petroleum fields in Iraqi Kurdistan, for which Jones Day received numerous awards. Daniel also advised on the groundbreaking follow-on litigation against Excalibur's third-party litigation funders and has written and spoken extensively on issues surrounding third-party funding.

Daniel's other recent experience includes: advising on high-profile insolvency proceedings, including across the manufacturing, aviation, and retail sectors; representing a global bank in connection with investigations brought by regulatory and enforcement agencies, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to forex; advising a global bank in relation to Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and related proceedings; and acting for an international pharmaceutical company in connection with a multijurisdictional contractual dispute.

Experience

  • Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad wins long-running shareholder dispute with Kevin McCabe over ownership of Sheffield United Football ClubJones Day successfully represented His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Sa'ud in his claim to take full control of the English Premier League team, Sheffield United Football Club, after a hotly contested dispute with Kevin McCabe, a well-known UK businessman, and his company Sheffield United Limited ("SUL").
  • BHS insolvency officeholders seek advice relating to investigations arising from company's collapseJones Day is acting for Geoff Rowley and Tony Wright as the insolvency officeholders of UK high street retailer, British Homes Stores ("BHS"), on investigations into the causes of the company's collapse and pursuing avenues of recovery for creditors.
  • Joint administrators negotiate successful rescueJones Day advised Geoffrey Rowley and Jason Baker of FRP Advisory LLP as joint administrators of the Glint Pay group, an FCA-regulated e-money and gold-trading business.
  • Texas Keystone prevails against claim brought by Excalibur VenturesJones Day successfully defended Texas Keystone Inc., a U.S. oil and gas company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, against Excalibur Ventures' $1.6 billion claim for an interest in various petroleum fields in Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Wael Khoury litigates significant international enforcement matterJones Day represented Mr. Wael Khoury in connection with one of the most significant pieces of international enforcement litigation in recent years.
  • Bonhams settles multiple litigations in the Commercial Court arising out of £9.6 million sale of rare 1954 Ferrari at auctionJones Day advised the auction house Bonhams 1793 Limited on discharge of contracts, complex title, and other related issues in four multiparty pieces of litigation in the Commercial Court.
  • Global construction, technology and security provider achieves favorable outcome following numerous fraudulent breaches of duty by rogue officer of companyJones Day provided urgent advice and assistance to a Guernsey registered construction, technology and security provider and its subsidiaries following numerous fraudulent breaches of duty by a rogue officer of the company and his associates in a matter involving misappropriation of corporate assets, secret profits, theft of confidential information and attempts to solicit clients and contracts of a highly profitable business with entities incorporated in various jurisdictions.
  • Goldshield Group successfully defends against prosecution by the Serious Fraud OfficeJones Day successfully defended Goldshield Group Plc against prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office for conspiracy to defraud the NHS by alleged participation in a pharmaceutical price-fixing/market sharing cartel during the late 1990s.
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