Daniel GAL


Daniel Gal is King’s Counsel. He is a solicitor advocate with extensive experience in commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes and litigation. He has particular experience in complex multijurisdictional disputes in growth markets, in particular the Middle East, Turkey, Russia and Brazil.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Gal led the strategic development of the Middle Eastern litigation practice of another major U.S. law firm. Over the course of the last 20 years, he has represented some of the world’s leading companies in sectors such as telecommunications, banking and finance, infrastructure, energy, construction and technology under a variety of different rules including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, AAA and ad hoc arbitrations. He served, until recently, as one of Australia’s representatives to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and, from 1998-99, served as the law clerk to the Chief Justice of Australia.

Mr. Gal sits on the firm’s global Financial Oversight and Audit Committee.

Chambers UK cited sources describing Mr. Gal as “a superb advocate and a terrific tactician” who “is an absolute pleasure to work with and a creative and fast thinker.” Additionally, he has been named repeatedly to Best Lawyers in the UK and The Legal 500’s U.K. Private Prac­tice Arbitration Powerlist, as well as recognized as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Global Litigators. Mr. Gal also has been selected as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and previously was named one of the 45 top international arbitration counsel worldwide under the age of 45 by Global Arbitration Review. In addition, he has twice been part of arbitration teams that won Legal Business’ International Arbitration Team of the Year award.

Daniel GAL

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