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Dan Hyde, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Dan is a partner in the London office with a white collar practice that encompasses business crime, cyber security, technology and financial regulation. He has been instructed in a number of high profile cases and has pioneering expertise in the regulation of innovative technologies such as DLT, blockchain, crypto assets, crypto currencies and virtual currencies. He co-authored Blockchain and Crypto Currency: Legal and Regulatory Challenges (Bloomsbury Professional, 2019), Managing Cyber Security Risk (3rd Edition, Legend 2019) and lectures on digital regulation and cyber security law at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is (Visiting) Professor in the School of Law. This combination of academic knowledge and legal practice ensures that he is always at the cutting edge of this fast evolving area. He is a leading cyber security lawyer and assisted the Law Commission with its review of data protection legislation as well as authoring Cyber Security Law and Practice: 2017, the first book to comprehensively cover the vast spectrum of cyber law.

A co-editor of Modern Financial Regulation (Jordans), a key professional reference work, Dan provides expert advice in relation to concerns around money laundering, bribery and corruption and represents clients facing investigation or prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Police, Trading Standards, the Financial Conduct Authority, Crown Prosecution Service, Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Insolvency Service criminal enforcement team.

Dan delivers talks and training here and overseas across sectors such as insurance, travel, maritime, technology and healthcare. He also presents webinars and compiles the online law library content for legal educators such as Lexis Nexis. He is currently authoring an updated cyber security law book that addresses the proposed white paper enhanced regulation of the internet and corporate liability for online harm where companies enable the sharing or publication of harmful material.

The Legal 500 has described Dan as ‘calm under pressure’ and ‘a lawyer of the highest calibre’.

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.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper 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.

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