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Tim Daniel

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Cooley LLP

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Commercial Litigation
International Commercial Arbitration
Public International Law


Tim Daniel is an independant consultant at Cooley’s London office. He has acted for a number of governments and parastatals, particularly in the developing world. This work has included representation of states before the International Court of Justice in the Hague in boundary disputes and in international arbitration disputes.

He has extensive experience of asset tracing, both in the commercial/insolvency sector and currently on behalf of states. Tim is a recognised spokesperson on anti-corruption and asset tracing and has recently been interviewed on BBC Two's "Newsnight," BBC Radio Four's "File on 4" and for The Guardian.


  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • International Law Association
  • Royal Geographical Society
  • MCC


  • College of Law
    LPC, 1970
  • University of Nottingham
    BL, 1968

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

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Within: Fraud: civil

Cooley (UK) LLP is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional asset recovery claims. It often acts for governments and state enterprises. The firm continues to act in an asset recovery case for the Government of Bermuda which is estimated to be worth over $100m. James Maton, Laurence Harris, Louise Delahunty and Tim Daniel head the department. Rod Freeman joined as partner.

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Public international law

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Tim Daniel - Cooley (UK) LLP

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Cooley (UK) LLP hired Christophe Bondy from Volterra Fietta, while special counsel Joshua Brien was recruited from the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, where he was the head of the oceans and natural resources division. Bondy led advice to West African Aquaculture, as claimant, in an ICSID arbitration brought against the Republic of the Gambia, which concerned the direct expropriation of the claimant's aquaculture business by the Gambia; and Brien has extensive experience advising states on maritime boundary issues and stands out for continental shelf claims. James Maton is the head of litigation in the firm's London office; and independent consultant Tim Daniel's work includes representing states before the ICJ in significant land and maritime boundary disputes and in international arbitration disputes. Laurence Harris is also a key name and John Brown is a Law of the Sea consultant.

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