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Daniel Levy
Partner
Expertise
  • Fraud
  • Banking Litigation
  • Arbitrator Appointment
  • Shareholders' Disputes
  • M & A Disputes
  • Commercial & Contractual Disputes
  • Energy
  • Cyber
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Qualifications & Education
  • PhD Private Law and International Arbitration, Université Panthéon-Assas
  • Civil Law (LLM), University of Sao Paulo
Admissions
  • Brazilian Bar Association
Accolades
  • The Paris University Prize for best thesis, 2013
Testimonials

Daniel Levy is a renowned international commercial disputes lawyer who specializes in complex and high-profile multi-jurisdictional cases. According to clients and peers, he is “extremely skilled and prepared” (Chambers, 2022). With a business-oriented approach, he has a generalist profile and always strives to find the best commercial solution for his clients, which is reflected in their positive feedback: “I asked Daniel and another equally respected firm for specific advice. Daniel returned the very same day with a detailed, fully-developed strategy, which impressed my client” (Chambers, 2022). Daniel has extensive experience in disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals under the main institutional rules in both civil and common law systems, making him a valuable asset to clients in different parts of the world. He has wide-ranging expertise in areas such as energy (renewables), oil and gas, banking, fraud, enforcement/investigation, M&A, and ESG disputes. He has been recognized by Who’s Who and Legal 500 as a leading arbitration individual in London. He also regularly sits as arbitrator in high profile international arbitration disputes.

In recent years, Daniel has been involved in some of the top-10 cases before the London courts, representing multinational corporations, banks, and HNWIs from Latin America, Africa, and Western Europe. His strong academic background in multijurisdictional issues, combined with a business-oriented approach, has enabled Daniel to handle some of the most complex matters for his clients.

Daniel holds a Ph.D. summa cum laude from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) in the field of arbitration and is a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (Chicago – USA), and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo), where he regularly teaches Investment Law and ISDS and international commercial arbitration. He also sits on the Queen Mary University of London School of International Arbitration Advisory Council and is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration and ADR. He was formerly a member of the ICCA Editorial Committee under the direction of Albert Jan van den Berg.

Daniel is the author or contributing author of several publications, including The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules: a Practical Commentary (Ed. Julien Fouret, Rémy Gerbay and Gloria Alvarez, New York, to be published), the Handbook on Brazilian Civil Liability (São Paulo, 2014), Brazilian Arbitration Act: a commentary (São Paulo, 2019), Handbook of Arbitration in Brazil (São Paulo, 2019), Brazilian Arbitration Act: Case Law Commentary (The Hague, to be published), Investment Protection in Brazil (NYC, 2014), and Les abus de l’arbitrage commercial international (Paris, 2014). He has also published numerous articles in leading journals and reviews.

Daniel joined Enyo in 2017 and became a partner in 2020.

Representative cases:

International Arbitration
  • Representation of one of Latin America’s largest LNG terminals in a dispute against an European supplier in relation to take or pay payments and local downstream distribution worth EUR150 million
  • Representation of a Portuguese biotech company in a USD54 million reps and warranties M&A discussion with a British buyer – LCIA
  • Representation of a Portuguese company against a an European company before the LCIA for an M&A dispute around reps and warranties made around a shipping technology product worth EUR60 million – LCIA
  • Acting for one of Latin America’s largest refineries of crude oil against an European trader regarding the volumes and specs of oils to be loaded under different conditions and the adjustment of price of the contract for a volume worth USD123 million – ICC
  • Representation of a French multinational in the enforcement of a USD150 million arbitral award rendered in Geneva before the UK Courts – ICC
  • Representing a Colombian O&G company assessing its liabilities for regulatory fines in a local JV in Latin America against an European multinational – ICC
  • Representing Latin America’s largest reinsurer against an English insurer for the recovery of Covid losses arising our of cancelled school trips for thousands of schools in Europe – ARIAS
  • Representation of an Angolan company in a USD233 million dispute over a JOA and PSA, its breach and exit rights, involving an oil field in Africa – ICC
  • Representation of a Brazilian recycled wood company in its dispute with a British client – ICC
  • Representation of a Brazilian solar power company in its USD180 million dispute against a European Sovereign Fund – LCIA
  • Representation of a European company against a Brazilian bank in a EUR200 million dispute – ICC
  • Representation of a Brazilian Infrastructure Company in a USD300 million investment case against a Central American Government – LCIA
  • Representation of a Brazilian company in the challenge of a USD20 million – LCIA
  • Representation of a Luxembourg-based investment fund in recovering a EUR189 million bond against a European bank – ICC
Commercial Litigation
  • Representation of one of Europe’s largest bank against an African Government over a USD2 billion loan agreement
  • Representation of a multinational petrochemical company in relation to its worldwide ESG strategy
  • Representation of an Italian company in reps and warranties discussions relating to a M&A applying English law
  • Acting for an American mining company in relation to a multibillion-dollar claim brought in the UK regarding a joint venture and its expropriation
  • Acting for a French HNWI against a British bank regarding a loan facility in the luxury vessels industry worth EUR95mm
  • Representation of a sub-Saharan African bank in its discussion over a USD160 million loan to a Swiss bank over different civil and arbitral proceedings
  • Representing one of Latin America’s largest travel companies in relation to claims against the holding company of a local subsidiary
  • Representing of the world’s largest agricultural cooperatives trying to recover a USD50 million debt in different jurisdictions
  • Acting for the world’s largest orange juice producer in a supply dispute before the London courts
  • Representation of two African national bank against one a Swiss bank over a USD150 million loan agreement for the construction of maritime facilities
  • Representing Angola’s largest high street bank trying to recover a EUR10 million loan facility in Europe to fund a telecom project
  • Acting for a Brazilian HNWI in a trust dispute in Europe
  • Representing one of America’s largest bank enforcing different credits in Italy
  • Representation of a Swiss rail technology multinational company in the acquisition of a Brazilian train company in a USD200 million operation
  • Representation of a Belgium IT company in a ICC arbitration in a post-M&A dispute based in Brussels
  • Representation of a Brazilian chemical company against in its investigation and possible disputes with clients over issues in its production line
  • Representation of one of Europe’s largest media group in a discussion over a supply agreement with a Japanese company
As Arbitrator
  • Co-Arbitrator in a USD70 million ICC Spanish-Chinese disputes with London seat over an insurance retrocession agreement relating to the construction of a power grid project in Latin America
  • Co-Arbitrator in a USD48 million ad hoc international dispute concerning an oil and gas distribution and shipping agreement between a Latin American major oil company and an English-based company over oil tankers
  • Co-Arbitrator in an ICC case involving a solar plant project in Brazil for USD28 million
  • Co-Arbitrator in an ICC M&A dispute around the incorporation of a local Latin American technology company by an American counterpart and a Luxembourg fund
  • Co-Arbitrator in a USD25 million construction case of an energy power line in the North of Brazil under the Brazilian-Canada Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration and Mediation Rules
  • Co-Arbitrator in a USD12 million ad hoc international dispute concerning a charter party and O&G contract between a Latin American major oil company and an English-based company
Testimonials
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