Danny Knowles | London | Hogan Lovells

Danny Knowles

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Knowles Danny

Danny Knowles
Knowles Danny
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Danny Knowles is a commercial litigator who advises clients on a range of commercial disputes and internal or regulatory investigations. Danny also guides clients in navigating anti-corruption laws and regulations through advice on compliance, policies and procedures.

Danny's litigation practice focuses in particular on complex civil fraud proceedings and asset recovery, often acting for clients based in the CIS region. He is also a member of the firm’s growing practice in the fast-evolving area of personal data and privacy litigation, acting for a number of clients facing mass claims for breaches of UK data protection legislation.  

Danny's time on secondment to the disputes team at a major global bank helps him to deliver pragmatic, client-focused advice and to understand the commercial drivers behind his client's position. He has also recently returned to the firm from a three-month secondment to the Commercial Court in London, where he was the Judicial Assistant to Mrs Justice Cockerill DBE.

Danny is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono practice - including through his involvement in the firm's developing work in the area of international wildlife crime, and in acting for victims of human trafficking in the UK.

Representative experience

Advising on a shareholder dispute between four Ukrainian businessmen involving claims and counterclaims valued at well over US$1bn.

Acting for the Defendant to a class action brought in the English High Court by a significant number of data subjects said to have been affected by a 2017 cyberattack. 

Advising BTA Bank in its long-running litigation against Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Advising a financial institution on a dispute arising out of the extension of a swap under ISDA documentation.

Advising the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on their Fight Against Corruption e-learning tools and training.

Acting for a international toy manufacturer on an internal investigation in relation to product leakage issues in APAC.

Advising a range of corporates on anti-corruption compliance, policies and procedures.


  • LL.B. Law with Australian Law, University of Nottingham, 2015
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Court admissions
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales