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Danielle Maidment

Department Energy & infrastructure Qualified Sep 2015 Education (University) University of Exeter, University of Saarland Languages German

Danielle Maidment

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Danielle has extensive experience in regulatory investigations and dispute resolution, and has acted on a number of multi-party disputes in the energy, construction and projects sectors. She has represented multi-national corporations within the UK, Germany and the US, and has invaluable experience in both the courts and other dispute resolution forums.

Danielle specialises in acting for trade, energy and transport contractors, advising on regulatory investigations and dispute avoidance. She has gained significant experience advising on compliance enquiries within regulated sectors and has advised on anti-bribery and corruption issues during corporate takeovers. Danielle has also acted for businesses dealing with investigations by law enforcement officers in the UK and the US on matters of corporate responsibility, bribery and corruption, and money laundering.

As a German bilingual, Danielle has impressive German business language skills. Having completed a Masters in German Law, she has also been able to provide key advice on the fundamental principles of German contract/commercial law to assist in cross-border disputes and multi-jurisdictional proceedings.

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Professional associations & memberships

  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

What you may not know about Danielle

Danielle is an avid yoga fan, and has recently taken up “anti-gravity yoga” (also known as aerial yoga).

My matter highlights

In terms of her litigation experience, Danielle has previously worked on a number of high profile cases including: Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd & ors; and Accolade Wines v. VolkerFitzpatrick (2) Volkervessels (3) Goodman (4) Keller (5) Twintec (6) GJ3&4. She also acted on a US$63 million ICC arbitration relating to design and construction defects, delay and the termination of a series of EPC contracts in Africa, and has represented a world leading marine contractor in the offshore oil and gas industry on a £55 million contractual dispute involving concurrent delays and a multitude of defect allegations.

For her regulatory matters, she has advised on production orders; witness summons; section 7 disclosure requests; and unexplained wealth orders. She has assisted on internal investigations following allegations of money laundering and fraudulent investments, and has represented clients during witness interviews with the US Attorney’s office.

My recent publications

News / We demand that you see to this guarantee right away

08-04-2020 / Maritime

Shanghai Shipyard Co Ltd v. Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Limited [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm) The Commercial Court has recently given an important decision that highlights how the different types of guarantee provided under shipbuilding contracts can have important consequences as to how quickly a demand has to be paid.

We demand that you see to this guarantee right away

Insights / “What we've got here is a failure to communicate”

08-10-2019 / Energy & Infrastructure

The court considers the circumstances under which quantum meruit can be claimed. In the absence of a legally enforceable agreement a party can claim a quantum meruit, which is Latin for “what one has earned”, but the circumstances in which this might be claimed may well be limited.

“What we've got here is a failure to communicate”

News / Privilege update

06-02-2019 / Energy & Infrastructure

In our October 2018 Smart Contracting Bulletin, we reported on the Court of Appeal decision in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 (“SFO v ENRC”). Since then, there has been a further flurry of disclosure disputes decided by the courts; we touch on a couple of significant decisions in this article.

Privilege update

News / New year, new disclosure pilot scheme

06-02-2019 / Energy & Infrastructure

A new disclosure pilot scheme has been introduced into the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales - barring some specific areas such as competition, admiralty and public procurement claims, and claims proceeding in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court - with effect from 01 January 2019 Set to run for an initial period of two years - although this may be extended depending on how successful the scheme is - the pilot scheme applies to all cases, both existing and future proceedings, with the exception of those cases where the parties have already attended a Case Management Conference and have agreed on the terms of their disclosure obligations

New year, new disclosure pilot scheme

News / Internal affairs: the Court of Appeal's second bite at the cherry of privilege

16-10-2018 / Energy & Infrastructure

“The right for anyone to communicate confidentially with their lawyer is a fundamental part of our legal system and we want to ensure that this right is protected for all of us, including corporations” : Joe Egan, Law Society President.

Internal affairs: the Court of Appeal's second bite at the cherry of privilege

News / To be, or not to be privileged: that is the question

16-10-2018 / Energy & Infrastructure

Generally speaking, clients have the right to speak freely and openly with their lawyer(s) without fearing any repercussions, which is why the law on privilege is so important. But what happens when lawyers make a mistake and privileged information is disclosed to the other side? Here we look at how the court exercised its equitable jurisdiction in Single Buoy Moorings Inc v Aspen Insurance UK Limited [2018] EWHC 1763 (Comm) upon hearing two applications by the Defendant relating to disclosure and privilege.

To be, or not to be privileged: that is the question

News / Protect your privileged position

28-06-2018 / Energy & Infrastructure

The recent ruling in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in R (for and on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive) v Paul Jukes 2018 EWCA Crim 176 (R v Paul Jukes) reiterates the message delivered in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation 2016 EWHC 3161 (Ch) (RBS) and The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd 2017 EWHC 1017 (QB) (SFO) on the interpretation of legal professional privilege in the context of internal investigations and the need to act cautiously before legal proceedings have been formally brought

Protect your privileged position

News / The life and times of Gilbert-Ash, the latest chapter – Scottish Power

23-02-2017 / Commodities & Trade, Energy & Infrastructure

Nice snappy quotes from cases can be hard to find. Which is perhaps why the words of Lord Diplock in Gilbert–Ash1 that  

The life and times of Gilbert-Ash, the latest chapter – Scottish Power