Announcement: appointment of Daniel Burbeary as a Partner at Gresham Legal

Published on October 27, 2022

Daniel Burbeary

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Daniel Burbeary as a Partner at Gresham Legal.

Daniel specialises in complex, high-value, cross-border litigation and international arbitration with a particular focus on large-scale fraud and asset recovery. He has acted for clients from around the globe, including a significant number from China, Russia and former CIS countries, and has a proven track record for success. Tenacious and totally committed to his clients, he is ranked in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories, where he is described as “indefatigable, excellent on the law, thoughtful, insightful, and brilliant with clients” and “one of the great arbitration practitioners of his generation“. Daniel has litigated at all levels of the English courts and has acted as counsel in arbitrations under all of the major institutional rules, as well as in investor-state disputes.

Commenting on his appointment, Daniel said:

I am delighted to have joined such an ambitious practice and look forward to developing Gresham Legal’s deserved reputation for complex, cross-border disputes work.


Managing Partner Smeetesh Kakkad said:

This has been a fantastic year for the firm’s development and growth, and we are thrilled to welcome Daniel to the partnership. He is a renowned and highly respected lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to Gresham Legal. Daniel’s arrival undoubtedly will further enhance our position among the leading specialist disputes firms in London.


Gresham Legal was established in 2015 with the aim of providing the highest quality representation in a more efficient and cost-effective manner than traditional law firms. Since then, the firm has been instructed on many substantial and high-profile litigation and arbitration cases, such as Province of Balochistan v Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited [2021] EWHC 1884 (Comm), National Bank Trust -v- Yurov & Ors [2020] EWHC 100 (Comm), The Republic of Korea -v- Dayyani [2019] EWHC 3580 (Comm) and Kazakhstan Kagazy plc -v- Arip & Ors [2019] EWHC 2630 (Comm).

The firm is currently representing one of the defendants in fraud and conspiracy claims brought by the ex-wife of Mr Oleg Bourlakov against him and others worth in excess of US$1.8 billion (Loudmila Bourlakova & Ors v Oleg Bourlakov & Ors [2022] EWHC 1269 (Ch)).



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