Daniel J.Travers (Dan)


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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 banking matters.

He also has acted on a number of disputes on behalf of energy sector clients, most notably the successful defense of Texas Keystone, the 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, including being named Litigation Team of the Year at The British Legal Awards, The Lawyer Awards, and Legal Business 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 is currently acting for the liquidators of SHB Realisations Limited (formerly BHS Limited) on its high-profile investigations into one of the largest retail collapses in the U.K.

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 FCA, SFO, and DOJ in relation to forex; advising a global bank in relation to OFT and related proceedings; advising Bonhams, the auction house, in a high-profile dispute regarding a vintage Ferrari racing car; acting on committal and conspiracy proceedings arising from complex multijurisdictional litigation; and acting for a leading international pharmaceutical company in connection with a multijurisdictional contractual dispute.


Texas Keystone prevails against claim brought by Excalibur Ventures
Jones 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.

Global construction, technology and security provider achieves favorable outcome following numerous fraudulent breaches of duty by rogue officer of company
Jones 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 Office
Jones 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.

ENRC completes $3 billion IPO with offering on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange
Jones Day advised Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc (ENRC) on its primary listing on the Main Market of the UK Listing Authority and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange and related US$3 billion global offer by Deutsche Bank, as sole global coordinator, sponsor, and joint bookrunner, and Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and ABN AMRO Rothschild, as joint bookrunners.

Additional Publications

  • January 2015Excalibur Ventures v Texas Keystone: what litigation funders need to know, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
  • November 2014What Litigation Funders Need to Know in the Wake of the Costs Judgment in Excalibur Ventures vs. Texas Keystone Inc. and Ors
  • July 2014European Bail-Ins - Austria Next?
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