Daniel is a partner and head of the Insurance and Legal Liability Practice at Webber Wentzel. He obtained his B Proc from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney in 1983.
He specialises in all aspects insurance law; with particular emphasis on aviation, products liability, professional indemnity, directors' and officers' insurance, financial lines and engineering and construction claims. He advises on liability and coverage disputes and has been recognised as a leading expert by several industry directories.
Areas of expertise
Insurance law including:
Directors and officers
Construction and engineering insurance
Representing insurers of air carriers in air accidents and incidents.
Representing insurers of airport operators and aircraft maintenance organisations.
Representing insurers of manufacturers in relation to products liability. He has been involved in representing the insurers of products in the agro-chemical field; medical and pharmaceutical products and the motor industry. He has been involved in a number of leading cases in these fields in South Africa.
Representing insurers of Directors and Officers in relation to claims against them. Recently successfully defended a director of a listed entity in a Section 424 action.
Providing coverage advice to insurers on all aspects of insurance law.
Represented insurers in a number of high profile professional indemnity claims arising against pension fund administrators and trustees.
Representing insurers of medical practitioners and private hospitals in relation to professional indemnity claims.
Recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global 2009-2012
Listed in the Expert Guides to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers 2008 and 2009
Listed in the Expert Guides to the World's Leading Insurance & Re-Insurance Lawyers 2009 and 2010
Exclusive winner of the Insurance & Reinsurance category for South Africa of the International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2011
Listed by Legal Experts EMEA 2012 - 2013 as an expert in his field.
Endorsed as a leading Dispute Resolution and Insurance Lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer? 2008-2012
Endorsed as a leading Insurance and Reinsurance lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer 2011 and 2012
Listed as the world's leading Aviation lawyer by The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers 2010
Selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers 2011 and 2012
Selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Re-Insurance Lawyers 2010 and 2012