Dan Smith


Dan advises on high-stakes commercial disputes and investigations, particularly in the areas of investment and finance, complex commercial litigation, contentious restructurings and insolvencies, and bribery and corruption. Dan develops comprehensive dispute strategies early in line with clients’ business objectives, and achieving those objectives through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Dan regularly represents financial institutions, corporates, issuers, banks, bondholders, lenders, shareholders, investors, trustees, and related parties in major cross-border disputes, with a focus on High Court litigation, and on contentious regulatory and enforcement matters.

Dan also advises clients outside litigation, on risk prevention strategies, pre-dispute counselling and analysis, and internal and external investigations into fraud and other wrongdoing.

Dan has advised clients on a large range of cross-border disputes involving nearly two dozen jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Dan is adept at formulating litigation and dispute-resolution strategies involving disputes in multiple jurisdictions.

Dan is a member of the LSLA and Transparency International, and has written numerous articles and commentary on leading cases and trends in litigation.  He also co-authored the UK section of the inaugural Insolvency Litigation guide published by Lexology’s Getting The Deal Through.

Dan Smith is a fine lawyer who is always eager to explore different angles on a case and often comes up with good points that others might have missed.

The Legal 500 UK 2022