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Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2022

Daniel Miles has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal (‘WWL’) as a Future Leader in Arbitration.

This recognition highlights Daniel’s growing expertise in this area where he is currently involved on a variety of international arbitrations, some of which are highlighted below.

– Quantum Services on a large Combined Cycle Power Plant in Australasia (>US$500m in dispute) in arbitration.

– Quantum Expert for a dispute regarding the termination by a Contractor in Eastern Europe during the upgrade of existing highway under a FIDIC red book, including analysis of economic impact due to a call on the performance securities.

– Quantum Expert for a dispute regarding the termination of a Contractor in Africa during the construction of a new highway under a FIDIC red book, including a claims for disruption and plant depreciation.

– Quantum Expert for a dispute regarding the termination of a Contractor in Africa during the construction of a new highway under a FIDIC red book, including a claim for prolongation due to civil war.

– Provision of quantum advice on a dispute in arbitration in the Middle East regarding the construction of a new passenger terminal building on a replacement airport. Daniel provided the assessment of disruption and thickening claims valued at approximately£120m.

Daniel’s full WWL profile can be found here.

Daniel Miles – Future Leader Arbitration 2022

Daniel is an experienced chartered quantity surveyor and testifying Expert Witness with over fifteen years’ experience working on high-value, complex disputes and has given evidence on multiple occasions on various International Arbitrations. He specialises in the provision of quantum advice and opinion in mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. He has had numerous appointments as both Expert Witness and claims advisor in disputes relating to construction, professional negligence claims and quantification of damages under NEC, FIDIC, JCT, TPC 2005 and PPC 2000 forms of contract.

Daniel continues to work on large-scale live projects and is engaged to provide board-level strategic advice, as well as providing senior advisory commercial and advisory services. Daniel has also acted as mediator.

Daniel initially started his career in the civil engineering and infrastructure sectors before working on large marine, civil engineering and construction projects including hospitals, schools, community centres and residential developments in senior commercial management roles. He has provided services in connection with financial and quantum matters in infrastructure, building, civils, energy, tunnelling, nuclear, marine, mineral extraction, highways and utilities disputes in the UK and overseas.

Daniel lectures at both Stuttgart University and Derby University on contract administration and assessment of quantum and delay in disputes on a number of courses. He also provides training for firms on the commercial management of contracts under all major forms of contract. Before becoming a quantity surveyor, Daniel worked as a geophysicist with experience of both land and marine based techniques as well as providing remote sensing services.

About Who’s Who Legal

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Our service is designed to reduce the short-term costs incurred in finding a lawyer or expert, but more significantly to minimise the transactional expense and risk of receiving poor counsel. The publications are designed primarily as a reference source for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of practitioners recommended by another party.

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