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Daniel Bayfield QC

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Daniel specialises in business and finance law, with a strong emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, banking law and general commercial litigation. His practice is based in London but he is a member of the BVI Bar and also conducts cases elsewhere, including the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

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. Daniel has a particular specialism in schemes of arrangement and has appeared in many of the key cases in recent years (including Lecta, NN2 Newco, Lehman Brothers, Ocean Rig, DTEK, Hibu, Apcoa, Magyar and Zlomrex). He has also been heavily involved in other high-profile cases including: Discovery v Debenhams, Fraser Turner v PWC, LBIE v Exotix, Winterbrook v NB Finance, International Bank of Azerbaijan, MF Global, LBF v Sal Oppenheim, Game Group, Rangers FC, Portsmouth FC, Woolworths, HMV, Stanford International Bank, Kaupthing, Sigma, Hellas, XL Airways, Eurosail, Cheyne Finance, Belmont, MG Rover, TXU, T&N, Enron and Cenargo.

Beyond South Square’s core practice areas, Daniel also specialises in sports law. His clients include the FA Premier League and the Football League and he has appeared for a large number of well-known footballers and boxers.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Bar Sports Law Group.


Called 1998 (Inner Temple); Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (MA Law).