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Tim Daniel

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Asset Recovery
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: Dispute resolution

Public international law

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Daniel - Cooley (UK) LLP

Within: Public international law

Cooley (UK) LLP hired Law of the Sea consultant John Brown following his retirement as the UK Hydrographic Office’s Law of the Sea head. The practice is known for advising on disputes between states; and claims involving international boundaries, land (including lakes and rivers), and maritime issues. Other areas of note include representing states and their anti-corruption agencies in seeking to trace and recover the proceeds of corruption; implementing the United Nations Convention Against Corruption; sovereign immunity; and Law of the Sea issues. It advised the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) on sovereign immunity issues, which arose from the attempted enforcement in England of a substantial Nigerian judgment against FGN. Independent consultant Tim Daniel has acted for a number of governments and parastatals, particularly in the developing world. Laurence Harris and James Maton are other recommended practitioners. Christophe Bondy and Joshua Brien joined the firm.

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