Dan Smith is a counsel in Latham & Watkins’ London office. Mr. Smith practices commercial litigation, specializing in financial services, white collar crime, bribery and corruption, professional negligence and insurance disputes.
Mr. Smith has considerable experience in acting in major cross-border disputes including investigations into fraud and other wrongdoing, pre-action claims, contentious regulatory matters and arbitration, and on insurance aspects of disputes. He also advises on pre-dispute bribery and corruption issues in the context of acquisitions and compliance enhancement. He has been involved in disputes in various jurisdictions including Austria, the Bahamas, the Cayman islands, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Qatar, Russia, the Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE and the US.
After qualification, Mr. Smith was seconded to the Court of Appeal as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Phillips, MR (now Former President of the UK Supreme Court). Mr. Smith was a member of the APCIMS, Financial Crime Committee 2009-10, and is a member of Transparency International. Mr. Smith has authored a large number of published articles in national and international journals and is a frequent speaker.