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

Daniel Garton

Partner, London

“Daniel Garton has a growing reputation in the international arbitration market and regularly works on matters in the infrastructure and power sectors. One commentator states: “He is an excellent lawyer with a brilliant mind and also an excellent manager with very strong interpersonal skills.””

Chambers UK 2017

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. He 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.

Daniel is listed as "Up and Coming" in the Chambers UK 2017 individual rankings for Construction: International Arbitration, the only person to be so listed.

He is also 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

Panama Canal, Central America

Representing joint venture company Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. in a dispute with the Panama Canal Authority over the US$5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion project (which encompasses the construction of a cofferdam as part of the mega Panama Canal expansion project: the "Third Set of Locks Project"), including in respect of a number of Dispute Adjudication Board proceedings and ICC Arbitrations.

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.

Hydroelectric Project, Brazil

Representing Brazilian contractors and the project developer in a LCIA arbitration against insurers, in a dispute concerning the construction of one of the largest hydroelectric power projects in the world.

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

"NPP Projects: Managing Time and Cost", 3rd India Nuclear Industry Congress 2017,
Mumbai

"Procedure for the arbitration" and "Construction Arbitration", August 2017: CIArb Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration,
Oxford

"The importance of the applicable law. How far do lawyers from 'civil' and 'common' law backgrounds view the same construction law issues differently?", September 2017: 6th IBA Construction Projects from Conception to Completion Conference,
Brussels

"Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution", December 2016: FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference (IBC Legal),
London

"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