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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0118
DX:
430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

Daniel Toledano QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Commercial dispute resolution with a wide range of experience in the English court and in international commercial arbitration under the auspices of different institutional rules. Specialising in banking, finance and financial services (including restructurings, derivatives, and structured finance); general commercial litigation; domestic and international sale of goods; energy and utilities; civil fraud and freezing injunctions; company and insolvency; jurisdiction and conflict of laws; sports law. Current cases include one that concerns the exercise of a put option in the context of convertible notes and one that includes alleged professional negligence relating to the sale of a large chain of health clubs. Recently conducted an ICC arbitration for an oil and gas major in relation to disputed rights to gas fields and the alleged exercise of rights of pre-emptio,n and an LCIA arbitration for a bank in Central Asia that had been the victim of a substantial fraud. Also acted recently in Commercial Court proceedings for a major bank in relation to metals repo transactions and appeared in the Supreme Court in relation to the proper ambit of the ex turpi causa or illegality defence. Previously acted for HSBC in the bank charges test case; for Apple Computer in its battle with the Beatles and their Apple Corps record label; for Fulham Football Club in court, FIFA and CAS proceedings; for Sumitomo in a dishonest assistance and rogue trader claim; for Hutchison Whampoa in a claim concerning the financing of its 3G telecoms subsidiary; for Carlton and Granada in their dispute with the Football League concerning the liabilities of lTV Digital.

Career

Called 1993; Inner Temple. QC 2009.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School; Jesus College, Cambridge (MA Law First Class Hons).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtPhenomenal on his feet – always charming and unflustered and judges really listen and trust him.

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Commercial litigation

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Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtVery intelligent, strategic and considered, and his confidence impresses clients.

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Energy

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Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtAlways well thought of in the energy space, he is super-bright but without any airs and graces.

Within: Energy

One Essex Court is 'the pre-eminent set for high-value and complex commercial disputes, including those in the energy sector'. The set is 'highly-regarded in China and Asia' and 'its work ethic and the excellence of its work are hard to fault'. Led by Lord Grabiner QC, who is 'a force of nature and is still battling hard in big cases', the set has leading lights such as John McCaughran QC, who acted for Shell International UK in a dispute arising out of a gas sale agreement with British Gas Trading Limited. Laurence Rabinowitz QC, leading Douglas Paine, acted for co-defendant Esso in the same case.  Daniel Toledano QC act for investment bank Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd in a claim relating to the a  €1.6bn equity and debt financing raised for the Meg I/Merkur offshore windfarm project in the North Sea. 'Clerks elsewhere are all, to a degree, a throwback to a Victorian era, but at One Essex they are more modern in their approach', remarks one client.

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Fraud: civil

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Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtClever, user friendly and good with clients, a persuasive advocate.

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International arbitration: counsel

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Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtTop of my list for complex commercial arbitrations.

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