Daniel was admitted as an attorney in 2012. He has been a Partner at Van Hulsteyns since March 2016.
The focus of Daniel’s practice is civil litigation, commercial drafting and legal advice in the fields of company and commercial law, corporate insolvency, asset recovery and banking and finance. The litigation which Daniel is involved in spans a broad array of matters, including some of the most complex legal disputes in the country.
Daniel represents one of South Africa’s largest banks in more than four hundred defended actions and applications. The nature of such matters include the setting aside of mortgage bonds, interdicts, asset recovery, liquidations, claims based on unjustified enrichment, large scale asset thefts, contractual misrepresentation, fraud, incapacity to contract, rescissions of judgement, securitised loan financing, immovable property rights, cross border litigation, reckless credit and the interpretation of trust deeds.
As part of Van Hulsteyns’ litigation team, Daniel is also engaged in the prosecution of a multi-billion Rand claim for damages arising from large scale share thefts perpetrated in the early 2000’s, a multi-billion Rand auditing liability claim, a multi-billion Rand minority oppression application, a high profile class action suit instituted against several large mining houses, and litigation arising from multi-million Rand business rescue proceedings.
Daniel has recently been engaged in the drafting of a comprehensive suite of agreements for both securities and immovable property based finance products developed by a major bank, as well as restructuring a multi-million Rand credit transaction arising from a preference share financing structure. He has further advised on a merger concerning a prominent South African biotechnology company as well as a multi-million dollar investment by an offshore company in a Singaporean biotechnology company.