Dan Wyatt is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex, high value civil fraud, financial services, and shareholder / partnership disputes. His work is commonly multi-jurisdictional, and frequently involves Russia / the CIS. Dan is listed by Legal 500 as a key associate in RPC's commercial disputes team, and was nominated as a stand-out lawyer in the 2019 Sharplegal survey by Acritas.
Dan advises on proceedings in the English High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, as well as on arbitration proceedings.
Notable recent High Court cases include the following:
- Filatona & Deripaska -v- Navigator, Chernukhin, & Navio. Acting for Oleg Deripaska and his corporate vehicle Filatona Trading Limited against Vladimir Chernukhin and two corporate entities in a claim under ss.67-68 of the Arbitration Act 1996. The dispute, which received extensive coverage in the mainstream press, principally related to a joint venture regarding a historic Russian textiles business.
- AS Latvijas Krajbanka (In Liquidation) -v- Antonov. Acting for the claimant – an insolvent Latvian bank – in respect of the enforcement of an English judgment against Mr Vladimir Antonov (a high-profile Russian national and former owner of Portsmouth Football Club). The judgment found that Mr Antonov had acted dishonestly and in breach of duties owed to the bank when causing it to enter into eight transactions.
- Pyrrho Investments -v- MWB Property Limited & Ors. Acting for Pyrrho Investments – a Hong Kong-based family investment company – primarily in relation to its investment in MWB Group Holdings PLC, the former ultimate holding company of a number of businesses including serviced office provider MWB Business Exchange (now part of Regus PLC), the Liberty department store in London, and the Mal Maison hotel chain. It was in these proceedings that the landmark Pyrrho predictive coding judgment was made in which the Court endorsed, for the first time, the use of technology assisted review in disclosure exercises in English litigation.