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Dan joined Watson Farley & Williams Singapore in July 2010, having previously worked at major law firms in London and Melbourne. Dan has been a specialist in the construction, maritime, energy and natural resources sectors since qualifying in September 2002. He became a Partner in May 2012.
He advises state-owned entities, public and private companies, developers, owners, contractors, traders, insurers and investors on projects and disputes involving: oil and gas production, storage and processing facilities; drilling, accommodation and exploration units; oil and gas field developments and infrastructure; all varieties of seagoing vessels; mining and commodities; power plants; and, port, logistical and general industrial facilities.
Dan has substantial experience of working in the offshore energy industry, having spent approximately 18 months on secondment in South Korea at one of the world’s largest shipbuilding and offshore construction companies. Dan has also worked for extended periods on shipbuilding and offshore construction sites in Europe, advising at senior levels in relation to a wide range of contentious and non-contentious commercial and legal issues. He has also developed a reputation for his expertise in relation to projects and disputes with an Indonesian, South East Asian or Asia-Pacific connection.
“Dan is a well-established figure within the Singapore arbitration scene.” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
“Strong technical knowledge” – Legal 500 Asia (2016)
Shortlisted for “Project and Energy Deal of the Year” – ALB Indonesia Law Awards (2015)
“Versatile lawyer Dan Thompson punches well above his weight” – Legal 500 (2014)
“An expert in shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas” – Fairplay Magazine (2012)
“Outstanding client service” – PRAISE Award (2009)
Dan is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.
“Oilmageddon: Termination and Repudiation in Today’s Economic Climate” – Client Seminar, Kuala Lumpur
“FPSO Cost Black Holes and How to Avoid Them” – FPSO Congress, Singapore
“Commercial Stream” discussion host – FPSO Roundtable, Singapore
“Exclusion and Limitation Provisions” – Client Seminar, Xiamen
“Construction Law Masterclass” – EPC World 2013 Kuala Lumpur
“Commodity Price Softening and Cold Feet – a Case Study” – In-House Client Seminar, Singapore
“Shipbuilding Disputes” – Tower Club Singapore
“Indonesia – law and business” – South East Asia In-House Counsel Summit
“Jack-Up Oil Rigs” – INAMARINE 2012, Jakarta
“Offshore Construction Law” – ALB In-House Summit, Kuala Lumpur
“Contract Law Masterclass” – LexisNexis Business Law Conference, Melbourne
“Recovery of payment for variations in the absence of written instructions” – Construction Law Seminar, Melbourne
“Offshore Construction Contracts” – Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Delegation, London
“Innovation and the use of technologies in major construction projects” – Project Insights, published by Clayton Utz, Melbourne
“Shipping” – The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook, pages 272-273 (published in association with The Trainee Solicitors’ Group)
“The Happy Ranger and the duty of due diligence” – Lloyd’s List
“Megaship era ramps up risk management” – Lloyd’s List