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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.


  • CSJV litigates disputes with Field Deployment Solutions Pty LtdJones Day acts for the Clough Seatrucks Joint Venture (a joint venture between SC Projects Australia Pty Ltd and Seatrucks Australia Pty Ltd).
  • 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.
  • U.S.-based oil and gas company prevails in recent Gorgon project arbitrationJones Day successfully represented the Owner in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration arising from one of the world's largest LNG projects, and the largest single resource project in Australia's history.
  • Global chemicals company responds to sanctions imposed on Russian factory ownerJones Day is advising a global chemical company on its ongoing obligations to a Russian entity in the context of sanctions that have been imposed on the provision of certain goods.
  • Global construction company seeks counsel in US$400 million ICC arbitration arising out of oil refinery project in Middle EastJones Day is advising a global construction company in relation to Swiss law, Swiss seated arbitrations against international oil companies arising out of the construction of an oil refinery in the Middle East.
  • Leading development bank restructures Moroccan debtJones Day effected the restructuring of Moroccan bonds owed to a leading development bank into a loan note.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries invests $46 million into Highview PowerJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment into Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions.
  • 360Learning acquires LooopJones Day advised 360Learning, the global collaborative learning SaaS leader, in its acquisition of Looop Online Limited, the UK's leading and top-rated learning management system.