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Dan Younger, Associate

Dan Younger




Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • International arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Dan is an Associate in our Commercial Dispute Resolution team in London and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. Dan advises domestic and international clients on a broad range of disputes, with a particular focus on commercial arbitrations.

Dan’s recent experience includes:

  • Minister of Finance (Incorporated) and 1Malaysia Development Berhad v International Petroleum Investment Company and Aabar Investments PJs [2019] EWCA Civ 2080, advising the Malaysian Claimants on Commercial Court proceedings, two LCIA arbitrations and a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal to set aside a consent award and settlement agreements entered into by the previous Malaysian Government. This is part of the well-publicised 1MBD scandal, described as one of the greatest acts of global kleptocracy.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern national oil company in two multi-billion dollar arbitrations relating to claims for non-performance of a gas sale contract and loss of profits, involving technical issues around surface/sub-surface facilities and gas price review calculations.
  • Acting for a Russian shareholder in a high-profile arbitration concerning a minority shareholder dispute over one of Russia’s biggest online retailers.
  • Advising a European headquartered supplier of onshore, offshore and floater solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry in a multi-million euro dispute concerning events offshore in Brazil, which featured multi-jurisdictional arbitrations and High Court claims.
  • Advising an oil major in relation to arbitration proceedings concerning a dispute with a number of other oil majors over the interpretation and operation of a JV agreement governing the ownership and management of certain pipelines and associated storage facilities.
  • Acting for an international oil producer in an LCIA arbitration concerning a dispute over the operation of a carried interest agreement in connection with an Egyptian oil concession, involving complex cost recovery issues.
  • Assisting Virgin Atlantic Airways obtain an urgent injunction in the High Court against an unrecognised trade union threatening pilot strikes over the holiday periods.
  • Acting for a Pakistani oil distributor in an LCIA arbitration regarding an oil trading dispute with a Hong Kong supplier and an Emirati intermediary.
  • Advising a global oil supply specialist in relation to a number of force majeure notices received following governmental decisions to discontinue operations of an offshore oil platform.
  • Advising an international battery manufacturer in relation to a multi-jurisdictional dispute over the supply of defective battery cell containers, including pre-action strategy and settlement negotiations.
  • Acting for a global supply chain manager in concurrent English litigation proceedings and a DIFC arbitration concerning a dispute over the supply supply of goods to a women’s fashion brand.
  • Acting for one of Russia’s largest banks in an LCIA arbitration concerning a loan repayment dispute with a guarantor.
  • Acting for a Japanese corporation in an ICC arbitration in relation to a dispute over the delayed construction of a pulp mill in Vietnam.