Edward’s practice spans the range of Chambers’ expertise in commercial litigation and international arbitration. Edward has experience acting as part of counsel teams of different sizes, in both the Commercial Court and Chancery Division and before arbitral tribunals under a variety of different rules including LCIA, LMAA and SCMA. Edward is regularly instructed as sole counsel and has appeared unled in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and County Court.
From January to April 2020, Edward worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Commercial Court to Mr Justice Andrew Baker and Mr Justice Foxton. He worked on a variety of interlocutory and injunctive hearings as well as applications under the Arbitration Act and a full trial.
Edward is developing particular expertise in civil fraud and asset tracing. He is currently instructed by the Republic in The Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse and others; Commercial Court proceedings worth at least US$2 billion concerning, inter alia, the enforceability of sovereign guarantees in the wake of the ‘Tuna Bond’ scandal and claims in conspiracy, bribery, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt. He also spent six months on secondment at a leading City litigation boutique, specialising in civil fraud, where he worked and advised on a range of fraud-related matters including disclosure and freezing injunction applications, sovereign immunity and jurisdiction challenges, derivative claims and insolvency proceedings.