Daniel Spendlove > Signature Litigation LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Signature Litigation LLP

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Daniel focuses on complex and high value commercial litigation and arbitration, both for claimants and defendants. He represents clients across a range of industry sectors, including financial markets, investment funds, mining, oil and gas, and insurance/reinsurance. Most of his cases are international in nature, and he has co-ordinated proceedings in numerous common and civil law jurisdictions. He is particularly experienced in disputes emanating from the CEE region.

Daniel has been, and continues to be, involved in some of the largest and highest profile cases in the London disputes market. In recent years he has acted in several cases which have featured in The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases of the Year”. He has also advised in internal investigations and civil fraud cases. As a solicitor-advocate, Daniel has rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.

Daniel has published articles and delivered talks on a number of topical issues, and regularly comments in the trade and legal press. He is a Contributing Editor of “Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation”, and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association, the International Bar Association, the British-Ukrainian Law Association, and the London Solicitor Litigation Association. Daniel also sits on the Litigation Committee of the City of London Law Society and is a member of the Global Partnership Family Offices.


Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna, 2006; Senior Associate, Travers Smith, 2010; Senior Associate, Signature Litigation, 2013; Partner, Signature Litigation, 2015.


Commercial Litigation Association; International Bar Association; London Solicitors Litigation Association; British-Ukrainian Law Association; Global Partnership Family Offices; City of London Law Society.


Solihull School; University of Sheffield; University of Utrecht (Netherlands); Nottingham Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Next Generation Partners)

Daniel SpendloveSignature Litigation LLP

Highly regarded boutique litigation outfit Signature Litigation LLP fields an ‘expanding team of top drawer talent‘. At the senior end, three partners are particular worthy of note: Graham Huntley, Daniel Spendlove and Abdulali Jiwaji all regularly act for clients from a host of industry sectors, working across M&A, shareholder and joint venture disputes, often with multi-party and multi-jurisdictional elements. Handling warranty claims and professional indemnity issues for a range of corporate and financial institutions is another mainstay of the practice.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Attracting stellar work‘, specialist dispute resolution firm Signature Litigation LLP focuses on complex, high-value matters that frequently comprise cross-border features. Ioannis Alexopoulos is consistently involved in heavyweight commercial arbitration mandates; Josh Wong‘s practice increasingly includes China and Hong Kong-related instructions; and commercial arbitration expert Daniel Spendlove is particularly focused on finance, mining, and oil and gas mandates. At counsel level, Bernhard Maier is a 2021 recruit from Squire Patton Boggs, while Neil Newing has ‘excellent arbitration experience‘.