Daniel Hayward, Partner, Dispute Resolution
I am a Partner specialising in commercial disputes with an international or cross-border element. I have a reputation for providing sensible, timely, strategic advice and identifying legal solutions that get results as quickly as possible. I have significant experience acting in major disputes linked with the Russia/CIS region, and advising large international companies and HNW individuals on a variety of business critical issues including contractual, shareholder, fraud, negligence, regulatory and whistle blower disputes around the world.
I act for clients in the English High Court, before international arbitration tribunals (LCIA, ICC, SCC and ad hoc), and in support of legal proceedings in other jurisdictions. I have been described in the 2018 Legal 500 directory as "one of the most prominent upcoming stars [in the London Dispute Resolution market]", and ranked in the UK and Russia sections of the Chambers Global directory repeatedly for my CIS expertise and particularly for my: "expertise [in] advising international clients on Russian disputes" and being: "...extremely dedicated...". I often act for technology, media, retail, ENR and financial service sector clients.
I currently lead a team in one of the Lawyer magazine's "Top 20 Cases of 2019" and have been involved in a number of cases that have set important precedents in various jurisdictions, including in relation to the law regarding the service, enforcement of English court judgments abroad and challenges to arbitral awards in the English High Court. I have also spent a period of time on secondment in the EU legal team for one of the world's biggest online retail, logistics and technology businesses.
I am a regular speaker at Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN) international events, where I am the current elected Secretary. I am also a member of the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA).
I am a Russian speaker.
In my spare time I like cycling, cricket, and rugby (and encouraging these passions in my children).