Daniel Garton | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Daniel Garton
Daniel Garton

Daniel Garton

Partner, London

Daniel Garton is a partner in the Firm’s pre-eminent Construction and Engineering and International Arbitration Practices, with particular experience in large international construction and engineering projects.

Overview

Daniel Garton advises clients on all aspects of the delivery of construction and engineering projects, from procurement and the drafting and negotiation of contracts, to contract administration and the avoidance and resolution of disputes.  Daniel has acted, including as advocate, in some of the world's largest international construction arbitrations.

Daniel has advised developers, contractors, consultants and lenders on projects around the world. His practice has a particular focus on major international infrastructure projects, across such industries as energy, oil and gas, petrochemical, transportation and mining.

He is a member of a number of professional organisations, including IBA International Construction Projects Committee, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Society of Construction Law, ICC – YAF, LCIA – YAG, AFIA, and the International Nuclear Law Association.

 

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales
  • High Court of Australia
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Queensland

Education

  • Diploma, International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Northern Territory University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Nuclear Power Plant, Europe

Advising a European owner / operator in respect of the design and construction of a nuclear power plant and several major arbitrations in respect thereof.

Airports, Middle East

Advising a Middle East government on disputes, including a number of ICC arbitrations, relating to the construction of new international airports and regional airports in the country, under various forms of FIDIC contract.

Petrochemical Plant, Egypt

Advising an Egyptian petrochemical development company on an ICC arbitration involving claims that a contractor repudiated a development agreement.

Ammonia and Urea Plant, North Africa

Acting for the project sponsors in relation to the financing and construction of a US$800 million 3500 MPTD Ammonia/Urea complex in Algeria including drafting the FEED and EPC contract for release to tenderers, assisting in negotiations with the bidders, and advising on claims management and dispute resolution during the execution of the works.

Railway Project

Advising the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors on an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book contract, relating to the construction of a commuter railway.

Geothermal Project, Iceland

Advising on procurement methods and risk allocation in respect of a geothermal project in Iceland.

Rail Network, Trinidad

Acting for a wholly-owned government company in the negotiation and drafting of US$2 - US$3 billion (est.) planning, design, build, operate and maintain contracts for a rapid rail system in Trinidad.

Speaking Engagements

"The role of the EPC contract in project strategy" and "Project Execution and Contract Administration Strategies", November 2013:
Kazakhstan

"Basics of English Contracts Law" and "Disputes Management", March 2013: Project Financing Petrochemical Projects Workshop,
London

"Successfully Negotiating and Drafting Construction Contracts" and on "Effective Contract Management Strategies to Avoid and Resolve Disputes", May 2012: IBC Legal Conferences, 21st annual forum,
London