Edward is an experienced solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in England & Wales as well as at the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan.
Edward has experience both in private practice (including offshore experience in Jersey) and in-house for Morgan Stanley, including dealing with the fall out following the financial crash in 2008. After originally training as a barrister (year of call – 2005), Edward was admitted as a solicitor in 2008. His main areas of expertise are in Financial Services Disputes, Cross-Border Disputes, Property Disputes and Company/Commercial Disputes. He also has experience in Banking Litigation and Offshore Contentious Trusts.
Edward has experience with international arbitrations institutions, including the ICC, the LCIA and the LCA, and is regularly instructed by lawyers from other jurisdictions for enforcement proceedings in England & Wales or assisting with Worldwide Freezing Orders.
In recent years Edward was:
1- Instructed by a Swiss Company and Russian businessman in relation an arbitral claim involving a CIS state owned company;
2- Instructed by a former managing director of a bank in Central Africa in relation to assets frozen in the UK and the Isle of Man. The value of the estate is in excess of £20m;
3- Instructed by a BVI company to enforce a Cypriot Freezing Order in England and to assist with the underlying proceedings in Cyprus in relation to a $10m fraud claim against a Russian businessman;
4- Acted as both solicitor and junior counsel for one of the largest Greek insurance companies with regards to multiple claims arising from the sale of the UK insurance company to a Swedish bank (referred for Arbitration under the Stockholm Rules). The claim value was c.£21m; and
He was part of the legal team acting for an offshore company in relation to a substantial claim against, inter alia, members of Princes in the Middle East.