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Dan Hyde, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Dan is a partner in our London office with an established white collar practice which encompasses commercial fraud, business crime and contentious financial regulation. He has been instructed in a number of high profile cases and conducts both claimant and defendant asset recovery litigation. He also represents clients facing investigation or prosecution brought by a range of regulators/authorities including the police, Trading Standards, the Financial Conduct Authority, Crown Prosecution Service, Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

Dan’s cases are often cross-border with an increasing emphasis on cyber security; he is a leading cyber security lawyer and assisted the Law Commission with its review of cyber security legislation. He authored Cyber Security Law and Practice: 2017, the first and only book to comprehensively cover the vast spectrum of cyber law. He also provides advice on financial hygiene and drafts and implements bespoke anti-bribery and corruption policies.

A co-editor of Modern Financial Regulation, a key professional reference work, his commentaries on financial regulation have been published in the quality press and broadcast on television and radio. He is recognised by The Legal 500, which describes him as ‘calm under pressure and skilled at managing the crossover between parallel civil and criminal proceedings’, ‘very experienced and sensible’ and ‘a lawyer of the highest calibre’.

Dan joined Penningtons Manches in 2017 from another leading London law firm where he was also a partner.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a prominent journalist investigated as part of Operation Elveden and the enquiry into improper payments made to police and public officials.
  • Representing a client facing a National Crime Agency prosecution for facilitating money laundering in relation to foreign currency exchange deals and assisting with Financial Conduct Authority issues.
  • Advising a corporate in relation to a cyber attack and the theft of its confidential data and conducting internal investigations.
  • Defending an accountant against allegations of fraud brought by multiple agencies (police and regulators) and the civil claims of investors.
  • Obtaining worldwide freezing orders and co-ordinating recovery proceedings against directors found to have defrauded a client company.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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