Ed is a solicitor-advocate who practises all forms of dispute resolution and specialises in international arbitration. His experience ranges from contract and M&A disputes to more specialist claims in the banking sector and investment treaty claims. He also sits as arbitrator.
Ed was part of the legal team and advocate acting for major Czech bank CSOB in six ICC arbitrations, involving claims and counterclaims for more than US$2 billion. Ed represented Gemplus SA (now Gemalto SA) and Talsud SA in two successful ICSID Additional Facility arbitrations – cases ARB(AF)/04/3 and ARB(AF)/04/4 – against the United States of Mexico (including acting as one of the advocates at the final hearing). Ed acted for a Singapore company in an LCIA arbitration claim under a share purchase agreement against Spanish sellers, including as advocate. Ed represented, including as advocate, a major bank in LCIA proceedings against an Eastern European state-owned entity. He acted, including appearing as the advocate, for a leading aircraft manufacturer in an LCIA arbitration against a Nigerian customer. He acted for a Thai listed manufacturer in a multi-million dollar UNCITRAL arbitration with a US customer. He advised a large Asian corporation on enforcement of an award. Also Ed is sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration and member of a tribunal in an LCIA arbitration.
Ed graduated from the University of East Anglia with an LLB Honours in Law and French law in 1999 and joined the Dispute Resolution Department of Baker McKenzie in London in September 2002, upon his admission as a solicitor in England and Wales. Previously, he was a trainee solicitor with Baker McKenzie in London and Madrid.
During 2006, Ed spent a year in Baker McKenzie’s office in Sydney, Australia.