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Daniel Bayfield

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Restructuring/Insolvency , Dispute Resolution: Commercial , Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery
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Restructuring/Insolvency - UK

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Daniel Bayfield QC
Attracts commendations for his strong knowledge of insolvency law and particularly skilled handling of scheme work. Sources draw attention to his commercial sense and confident advocacy style. His wide-ranging practice also encompasses banking, company and commercial litigation.
Strengths: "He is always on top of the details, very approachable and very effective." "He's very good and very capable - an excellent technical barrister." "He's understated and sensible but delivers word-perfect performances - he's uber-popular and totally brilliant."
Recent work: Acted for a group of landlords, funded by Sports Direct, in a challenge to the Debenhams CVA which was designed to reduce the rent payable to numerous Debenhams landlords.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

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Daniel Bayfield QC
Strengths: "Combines a sound legal approach with pragmatic advice and is user-friendly and responsive." "He is incredibly diligent and commercially minded."
Recent work: Successfully appeared for Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in its claim against a foreign exchange trader,Exotix Partners. The case concerned a sale  of Peruvian bonds during Lehman's administration for which it received only one-thousandth of their value.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery - UK

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Daniel Bayfield QC
Strengths: "Practical and down to earth in his approach." "He is very confident, robust and technically impressive."
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Practice Areas

Daniel specialises in business and finance law, with an emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, banking law and general commercial litigation.

Career

Since 15 September 2008, Daniel has been advising the administrators of the key UK Lehman Brothers companies, appearing for the administrators of LBIE in almost of all of the major Lehman proceedings. In addition, Daniel has advised the administrators of MF Global, challenged the Debenhams CVA and acted on many of the landmark insolvency cases of recent years.

Daniel is also a restructuring specialist who has appeared on numerous schemes of arrangement including, in 2020, on the Lecta Paper, ColourOz and Swissport schemes.

Alongside his insolvency and restructuring work, Daniel undertakes banking and general commercial litigation. Recent cases involve the second instalment in the LBIE v Firth Rixson litigation (relating to interest rate swaps under ISDA Master Agreements and the question whether and when certain events of default will cease to be continuing) and LBIE v Exotix (which resulted in LBIE make a substantial recovery from a foreign exchange trader in respect of transaction which, properly construed, had resulted in the over-delivery of Peruvian bonds by LBIE by a factor of 1,000).

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