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Daniel Cervantes is a member of the Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group in the Miami office of Hogan Lovells. He focuses his practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular emphasis on construction, energy, and performance contracts disputes. He also has experience with complex commercial litigation, hedge fund securities fraud, consumer fraud, and class action litigation.
Daniel is a former law clerk for The Honorable Charles T. Canady, Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, and The Honorable Harry Lee Anstead, Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Additionally, Daniel served as an intern law clerk for The Honorable David Levy and The Honorable Gerald B. Cope, Jr., while they served as judges for Florida's Third District Court of Appeal.
While in law school, Daniel served as an articles editor for the Florida International University Law Review, as the Vice-President of the Board of Advocates, and as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem.
- Representation of a global electronics and electrical engineering company in a US$2 billion dispute arising from project delays and other construction and warranty issues in connection with the construction of a supercritical coal-fired generation facility in the United States.
- Representation of a global electronics and electrical engineering company over a joint venture arbitration dispute with a contractor who abandoned a transmission line project in Brazil and Chile.
- Representation of a South American state-owned oil company in a US$250 million dispute in connection with a production of oil through water-injection platforms and water-treatment facilities.
- Representation of a South American client in a multi-million dollar dispute in connection with a stock purchase agreement involving the sale of an interest in a financial and insurance group of companies.
- Representation of a major South American municipality in a US$130 million water development and commissioning rights dispute.
- Representation of a South American modular facilities construction company in a US$40 million dispute against the Argentine subsidiary of a major gold mining company in connection with project delays and performance deficiencies.
- Representation of one of the world's largest cruise ship operators in a class action lawsuit regarding the wreck of one of its vessels off the Italian coast. The case was dismissed on the grounds of forum non conveniens.
- Representation of a cruise line operator in an employment matter regarding a former, high-level employee of the company who wrongfully downloaded and used proprietary information in direct competition with our client's interests.
- Representation of a major international financial services group in a trade secret employment matter against five former employees and the enforcement of non-competition and restrictive covenants found in the employees' contracts.
- Representation of the Dominican affiliate of a worldwide developer of power projects in a US$260 million dispute against the Government of the Dominican Republic regarding the management of a power plant.
- Representation of individual client as one of five guardians to several offshore multi-million dollar Trusts.