Daniel Bayfield KC

KC 2016, Called to the Bar 1998

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

In recent months, Daniel has been advising the administrators of VTB Capital plc, the UK arm of the sanctioned Russian bank, and involved in the restructurings of Adler, Vroon, McDermott, Aggregate, PlusServer, Atento and others.

Daniel is also regularly instructed in litigation, and insolvency and restructuring cases, in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda and has provided expert evidence (on English, Cayman Islands and BVI law issues) to courts and tribunals in the United States, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, the Netherlands, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

Since 15 September 2008, Daniel has advised the administrators of the key UK Lehman Brothers companies, appearing for the administrators of LBIE in almost of all of the major Lehman proceedings.

Over the years, Daniel has also been heavily involved in numerous high-profile cases including: Lehman Brothers, Debenhams, Ocean Rig, International Bank of Azerbaijan, MF Global, Game Group, Rangers FC, Portsmouth FC, Woolworths, HMV, Stanford International Bank, Kaupthing, Sigma, Hellas, XL Airways, Countrywide, Cheyne Finance, Eurosail, 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 football clubs, footballers and boxers.

The legal directories have described Daniel as having “a first-rate mind” and as being “thoroughly user-friendly”, “robustly commercial”, “frighteningly good”, “a heavyweight advocate” and “a credit to both his set and to the Bar as a whole”.

Daniel is the current President of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association.

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