Dan Lavender > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution


Dan specialises in city and financial services litigation and investigations.

He is experienced in managing and resolving major multi-jurisdiction litigation. Dan often advises on cases where the client’s reputation and business are under severe threat.


Qualified 1996; partner 2004


Employment Lawyers Association

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

(Leading individuals)

Dan LavenderMacfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes LLP is geared to handle a broad variety of regulatory dispute, enforcement action and investigation proceedings. Dan Lavender is well-versed in matters with a multi-jurisdictional element, having handled affairs throughout Europe, the US and Middle East; he co-heads the team alongside Matt McCahearty whose track record spans LIBOR, foreign exchange and anti-money laundering cases. At senior counsel-level, Aalia Datoo is forging a prominent reputation for bribery, corruption, market abuse, fraud and international sanction compliance matters.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

With a team that includes ‘some of the most experienced and highly regarded practitioners in the area’, Macfarlanes LLP acts for a client base that includes banks, investment funds, broker-dealers and sovereign states across the full range of banking disputes. Barry Donnelly is ‘exceptionally experienced and talented’ and is currently engaged in a number of transatlantic disputes, while Matt McCahearty is ‘one of the leaders in the field’ and handles both commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. Dan Lavender is also skilled at advising on regulatory and commercial disputes, and is regularly instructed on cross-jurisdictional cases. All named partners jointly lead the team.