Daniel Garton

Partner, London

Biography

“He is an excellent lawyer with a brilliant mind and also an excellent manager with very strong interpersonal skills.” (Chambers 2017) “He is extremely detail-oriented, has a very solid legal mind and is able to see issues from many perspectives.”(Chambers 2018)

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 and 2018 individual rankings for Construction: International Arbitration, which notes that Daniel "continues to grow his international arbitration practice and regularly assists with disputes arising out of significant power and infrastructure projects."

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.

Metro Project, Middle East
Representing an international consortium as the main contractor in relation to an ICC arbitration with a subcontractor arising out of a major metro project in the Middle East.

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.

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.

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.

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 use of statistical sampling and analysis as evidence in international arbitration", November 2017: ICC Conference "Construction Arbitration: achieving expeditious and cost-effective solutions without sacrificing quality", Dubai

"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

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

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

"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