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Daniel Garton



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Daniel Garton



Daniel Garton advises clients on all aspects of the delivery of major construction and engineering projects, with a particular focus on contract administration and the avoidance and resolution of disputes. He has acted, including as lead advocate, in some of the world's largest international construction arbitrations. 

Daniel is described as “an excellent lawyer with a brilliant mind and also an excellent manager with very strong interpersonal skills” (Chambers UK) and considered “an excellent advocate” with an “ability to develop legal strategies to underpin complex construction disputes” (Whos Who Legal).

His practice has a particular focus on major international infrastructure projects, across such industries as energy (incl. nuclear and renewables), oil and gas, petrochemical, data centers, transportation and mining. Daniel has advised on projects and acted as counsel in disputes throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and in Asia Pacific.

Daniel has experience with all common forms of dispute resolution. This includes International Arbitration (such as disputes under the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules), Litigation, Adjudication, Dispute Review/Advisory Boards and mediation. 

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Publications: 23 November 2023

Avoiding disputes in projects aimed at reducing emissions

The Middle East’s ambitions for achieving Net Zero mean there is a wealth of opportunity for projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions. However, these projects will require careful navigation of the…

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Admitted as a solicitor (England & Wales), 2012

Admitted as a solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland, 2005



Diploma International Arbitration Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2014

Bachelor of Law, Northern Territory University, 2001


Awards & accolades

“Future Leader – Partner”

Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2023

Daniel has been recognised as one of the world's top 500 litigation and arbitration lawyers.

The Lawdragon Global Litigation 500

Published work 

  • "Going Nuclear – managing claims and disputes during the construction of new build NPPs" (with Andrew McDougall KC, Kirsten Odynski, Ximena Vásquez-Maignan and Emily Elliott)
  • "The potential for small modular nuclear reactors", Energy Institute, (with Richard Hill, Andrew McDougall KC, Kirsten Odynski, Dipen Sabharwal KC and Vit Stehlik), May 2022
  • "Adapting to the changing risk dynamics of energy projects", Global Construction Review (with David Strickland), April 2022
  • "Managing dispute risks in nuclear power plant projects", Infrastructure Intelligence (with Richard Hill, Andrew McDougall KC, Kirsten Odynski, Dipen Sabharwal KC); December 2019
  • "Contract considerations for nuclear new-build projects" Nuclear Engineering, (with Chris Duncan), April 2019
  • "A different kind of model approach – the use of system dynamics as evidence in delay and disruption claims" Building, (with Ralph Goodchild), July 2018