Daniel Schwennicke

Daniel Schwennicke

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For enquiries please contact

Adam Collins

Adam Collins
Team Leader
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Sam Ismail

Sam Ismail
Team Leader's Assistant
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Expertise

Notable Art & Valuable Items Cases


Advising on claims in deceit, for breach of fiduciary duty, unlawful means conspiracy and dishonest assistance arising out of the alleged fraudulent sales of high value 20th century artworks (during pupillage).

Notable Aviation & Travel Cases


Assisting with international arbitral proceedings concerning the manufacture of aeroplane engine components (during pupillage).

Notable Banking & Finance Cases


Advising a defendant bank in relation to claims that it made fraudulent misrepresentations as to the credit quality of $100 million of residential mortgage-backed securities (assisting Andrew Mitchell QC and Adam Sher as a pupil).


Assisting in relation to an appeal to the Supreme Court arising out of a sovereign bond issue (during pupillage).


Assisting in relation to a bank’s defence of LIBOR-manipulation based misrepresentation claims brought by a number of local authorities (during pupillage).


Advising on a Commercial Court damages claim arising out of allegedly unlawful activity by multiple banks on the foreign exchange market (during pupillage).


Advising on the recovery of funds lost as a result of a payment redirection fraud (during pupillage).


Assisting with an appeal concerning a bank’s duty of care to its customer in the context of authorised push payment fraud (during pupillage).


Advising a bank in relation to claims against it arising out of an investment fraud, including claims for breach of the bank’s tortious duty of care, in dishonest assistance and for participation in fraudulent trading (during pupillage).

Notable Civil Fraud Cases


Van Zuylen v Whiston-Dew [2021] EWHC 2219

Assisting with a commercial fraud case involving offshore trusts, FSMA 2000, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and deceit (assisting Derrick Dale QC as a pupil).


Assisting with jurisdiction challenge relating to fraudulent misrepresentation claim (assisting Laura John QC as a pupil).

Notable Commercial Disputes Cases


Acting for a Swiss bank in relation to a jurisdiction challenge (with Laura John QC).


Acting for the defendants in a joint venture dispute relating to the development and operation of a dementia care home in London (with Derrick Dale QC).


Assisting in defending a procedurally complex claim seeking damages for breach of confidence, inducing breach of contract and conspiracy (during pupillage).


Assisting with successful application to set aside a default judgment of over £100 million (during pupillage).


Advising VTB Capital in multiple proceedings in the Commercial Court arising from the so-called “hidden loans” controversy involving in excess of $2 billion of debt guaranteed by the Republic of Mozambique (assisting David Railton QC, Timothy Howe QC, Adam Sher and Ian Bergson as a pupil).


Advising on the proper law of an unjust enrichment claim relating to a mistaken payment for a shipment of commercial butane (during pupillage).

Notable Construction, Energy & Infrastructure Cases


Advising on a construction contract written on the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 form (assisting Laura John QC as a pupil).


Advising on an on-demand guarantee relating to a construction project in Rwanda (during pupillage).

Notable Employment Cases


Assisting with procedurally complex appeal by Ryanair before the EAT (during pupillage).

Notable Financial Services Cases


Advising on regulatory risks associated with assisting in the administration and performance of an insurance contract (during pupillage).

Notable Insurance Cases


Acting for the claimant in an arbitration relating to a circa £14 million claim under a quota share reinsurance treaty (with Ben Lynch QC).


Advising a solicitor’s firm in a professional indemnity insurance policy aggregation dispute (with Ben Lynch QC).


Assisting with an arbitration considering whether business interruption policies responded to COVID-19-related losses (assisting Ben Lynch QC as a pupil).


Advising on the treatment of salary deferrals in the context of COVID-19-related business interruption losses (during pupillage).


Advising a reinsurer on the possibility of challenging an expert determination clause (during pupillage).


Advising on the effect of s. 13A of the IA 2015 (during pupillage).


Assisting with credit insurance claim involving an alleged breach of the duty of fair presentation owed under s. 3 of the IA 2015 (during pupillage).


Advising an insurer on residual value insurance relating to two leased aircraft (during pupillage).


Advising on coverage issues relating to a motor insurance policy (during pupillage).

Notable International Arbitration Cases


Assisting with international arbitration relating to a pharmaceutical licensing dispute (during pupillage).

Notable Offshore Cases


Advising on the effect of a series of assignments in an offshore investment fraud case (during pupillage).

Notable Professional Discipline Cases


Advising on solicitors’ undertakings to pay legal fees (during pupillage).


Advising on a SRA investigation into a potential breach by a firm of its duty to give full and frank disclosure (during pupillage).

  • City Law School: BPTC (Outstanding)
  • Jesus College, Oxford University: Senior Status BA in Jurisprudence (First Class)
  • Yale University: Henry Fellowship
  • Merton College, Oxford University: BA in Classics (First Class)

  • Lincoln’s Inn: Lord Denning Scholarship (2019), Lord Brougham Scholarship (2017)
  • City Law School: BPTC Scholarship (2019)
  • Jesus College, Oxford: College Prize for performance in Final examinations (2019), Dickey Scholarship (2018), Elton Davies Scholarship (2018)
  • Merton College, Oxford: Professor WM Edwards Prize in Classics (2016), Postmaster (2015), Exhibitioner (2014)
  • Oxford University: Chancellor’s Latin Prizes for Prose and Verse (2014), 1st Prizes in Greek and Latin Reading and Declamation Competitions (2013-2016)
  • Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation) (2015-2019)

  • ‘Book VIII’ in: The Visigothic Laws, eds. Lenski, N
  • Fernández, D. (Liverpool, forthcoming)

  • German (native)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • French (basic)

For enquiries please contact

Adam Collins

Adam Collins
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3798
Click here to email

Sam Ismail

Sam Ismail
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7842 3799
Click here to email

  • City Law School: BPTC (Outstanding)
  • Jesus College, Oxford University: Senior Status BA in Jurisprudence (First Class)
  • Yale University: Henry Fellowship
  • Merton College, Oxford University: BA in Classics (First Class)

  • Lincoln’s Inn: Lord Denning Scholarship (2019), Lord Brougham Scholarship (2017)
  • City Law School: BPTC Scholarship (2019)
  • Jesus College, Oxford: College Prize for performance in Final examinations (2019), Dickey Scholarship (2018), Elton Davies Scholarship (2018)
  • Merton College, Oxford: Professor WM Edwards Prize in Classics (2016), Postmaster (2015), Exhibitioner (2014)
  • Oxford University: Chancellor’s Latin Prizes for Prose and Verse (2014), 1st Prizes in Greek and Latin Reading and Declamation Competitions (2013-2016)
  • Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation) (2015-2019)

  • ‘Book VIII’ in: The Visigothic Laws, eds. Lenski, N
  • Fernández, D. (Liverpool, forthcoming)

  • German (native)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • French (basic)

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