Guy exiting building.
Profile image of Dan Wyatt
Get in touch

Dan Wyatt

Dan Wyatt is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex, international, high value civil fraud, crypto / digital asset, financial services, and shareholder/partnership disputes. His work is usually multi-jurisdictional, and frequently involves Former Soviet Union countries.

Dan advises on proceedings at all levels of the English courts, as well as on arbitration proceedings.     

Dan is ranked by leading legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, including a Band 1 ranking for Crypto-Asset Disputes in Chambers & Partners. He also was nominated as a stand-out lawyer in the 2019-2023 Acritas Stars surveys.

Dan has developed particular expertise in assisting victims of 'authorised push payment' (APP) fraud to recover their stolen funds and/or seek redress from third parties mixed up in the wrongdoing.  This has led to multi-million pound recoveries for victims of APP fraud in recent years.

Dan is also recognised for his market-leading work in crypto and digital assets disputes.  Given his interest and expertise in this area, in August 2021 he was part of the group that founded the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery (CFAAR) network.  Since its launch, CFAAR has amassed over 2,000 members worldwide and has opened international chapters in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Washington DC (with further chapters set to launch during 2024).  Dan is currently the Chair of CFAAR.

Clients have praised Dan's "commercial pragmatism", and noted that he is "personable and extremely responsive" and "has the ability to drive towards a solution to end the litigation rather than protracting it at great expense to both sides". They have also noted that he "clearly identifies the key issues in complex, fact-heavy cases" and "has the ability to explain complicated issues in a very simple and easy to understand manner". Dan has also been commended for his "good litigation sense with sound legal and tactical understanding and strong project management skills".

Dan's notable recent High Court cases include the following:

  • WWRT Limited v Zhevago
  • PJSC Bank "Finance and Credit" & Anr -v- Zhevago & Ors
  • Filatona & Deripaska -v- Navigator, Chernukhin, & Navio  
  • AS Latvijas Krajbanka (In Liquidation) -v- Antonov
  • Pyrrho Investments -v- MWB Property Limited & Ors

Directory quotes

"Dan Wyatt is particularly knowledgeable in the crypto space. He is a great tactician." – Chambers FinTech Guide 2024

"Dan Wyatt is an excellent junior partner, well versed in all matters of fraud litigation and particularly strong in crypto work. He’s flying in the fraud and crypto arenas and is profiling amazingly for someone of his level." - Legal 500 UK 2024

"Dan Wyatt – incisive, decisive and pro-active in the most complex of cases." - Legal 500 UK 2023

Up and Coming – Chambers UK 2022

"Dan Wyatt has significant experience in fraud disputes arising from Russia and former CIS countries. His expertise includes claims arising from alleged breaches of contract and trust. Dan is a very engaged, diligent go-getter. He's open to new ideas, great to deal with and is highly professional." - Chambers UK 2022

"Dan Wyatt, is responsible for leading cases on a day to day basis. I’d say he is a great all-rounder: clever, insightful, hard-working and easy to get along with. We have had very positive experiences working with Andy McGregor and Dan Wyatt at RPC. The stand out feature of their approach is that they are both capable of delivering proper strategic advice to clients and seeing it through." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Next Generation Partner - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Next Generation Partner - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Rising Star - The Legal 500 UK 2020