Daniel Natoff


Daniel Natoff


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7676 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Daniel Natoff is a solicitor-advocate who advises clients on a range of regulatory and litigation matters, acting in both domestic and international disputes. His practice is focused on regulatory investigations and enforcement in the financial services sector. Mr. Natoff has acted in matters involving a wide variety of domestic and international regulators, including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Natoff regularly advises global financial institutions on all stages of internal and external investigations, section 166 FSMA investigations and enforcement proceedings. His experience includes counseling clients on issues of market abuse, insider dealing, anti-money laundering systems and controls, internal policies and procedures, mis-selling of financial products and disclosure of confidential information.

Mr. Natoff also has a broader litigation practice, with extensive experience of advising major financial institutions and corporates on multi-billion pound class actions, derivatives mis-selling, fraud and investment management disputes.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Natoff served as an associate at another international law firm where he focused on regulatory investigations and enforcement and litigation. Mr. Natoff spent a year on secondment to a major bank where he reported directly to the Head of Litigation, Regulatory and Investigations. His previous experience also includes a secondment at Nestlé, working on several contentious and commercial matters.


Regulatory and investigations

  • The CEO and other senior executives of an international bank in connection with UK and US regulatory enforcement proceedings into LIBOR fixing.
  • A global corporation on an internal investigation into FX spot rate manipulation and its internal systems and controls.
  • A UK-based international bank on an internal investigation into money laundering involving its foreign branches and UK and US regulators.
  • Major UK banks on FCA enforcement action relating to the their advised mortgage sales businesses.
  • The MLRO of a major private bank on an FCA investigation into money laundering and its internal systems and controls.
  • A global bank on the conduct of a section 166 FSMA Skilled Person investigation.
  • A major corporation on an FCA investigation into insider dealing, compliance with the Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules, and internal policies and procedures.
  • The Head of Credit Sales at a global bank on FCA enforcement proceedings relating to the disclosure of confidential information.
  • The CEO of a financial adviser network on an appeal of an FCA decision to the Upper Tribunal.
  • A major wealth manager on a regulatory investigation into the mis-selling of investment products.
  • The Managing Director of an insurance provider on regulatory enforcement proceedings relating to the mis-selling of insurance products.
  • A law firm on FCA and SRA investigations into its involvement in ATE insurance referrals.

Banking and commercial litigation

  • A major bank on the defense of a multi-billion pound shareholder class action. 
  • A large European commercial bank on a claim against an international bank with regard to the mis-selling of interest rate swaps.
  • A major UK bank in relation to a claim concerning the mis-selling of interest rate swaps.
  • An investment bank on defending a US$100 million fraud claim by investors in a private placing.
  • A Qatari investment company on defending litigation and arbitration proceedings involving its investment manager and its US$200 million hotel portfolio in the Middle East and Africa.
  • A Dubai management consultancy company on a multi-million dollar claim against a Libyan investment company for breaches of a services agreement.
  • A major bank on defending misrepresentation claims relating to a commercial loan.
  • An international bank on defending litigation concerning the disclosure of confidential information.
  • Advocating the defense of a global bank in the courts with respect to Third Party Debt Orders.
  • A major clothing manufacturer on litigation concerning the license of its European trade marks and defending a jurisdiction challenge.
  • An international media services group on its defense of claims relating to a global TV show and box office movie.


  • A global food and drink company on its claims in the administration of a major UK retailer.
  • A global cruise company on its claims in the insolvency of a supplier.
  • A major bank on its claims in the winding up of a property developer.


  • A Formula 1 racing driver on contractual and sponsorship disputes with his team.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Law Society
  • Higher Rights of Audience, Civil Courts