Biography

Daniel is a commercial litigator with significant experience in regulatory investigations, class actions and other complex disputes. He regularly advises domestic and international clients in relation to large-scale litigation and regulatory investigations, including into a range of potential Corporations Act and ASIC Act breaches. Recently, Daniel acted for Westpac in the Banking Royal Commission and has acted in a range of investigations and litigation flowing from the commission.

  • Advising Westpac in relation to shareholder class actions arising allegations of breaches of anti-money laundering laws, and ASIC and APRA investigations in respect of those issues. 
  • Advising TAL in relation to an ASIC investigation and proceedings regarding claims handling.
  • Advising in relation to ‘Fees for No Service’ investigations. 
  • Advising Westpac on its response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • Acting in a shareholder class action and ASIC prosecution related to private education provider Vocation.
     

Daniel is recommended as a key lawyer in the area of Dispute Resolution: Litigation. 

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2021

Daniel was a finalist for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year 

The Australasian Law Awards, 2019

“His work is considered, and he has sound judgement and clear communication skills.”

CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFC, 2021

“They have very smart senior associates, Dan MacPherson in particular. I would mention him, of all of them. He is very much a go-to person and an up-and-comer.”

CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFC, 2021