Edward’s practice centres on commercial, company and insolvency disputes, both in litigation and arbitration.
Edward has particular skill in dealing with fraud cases and financial issues, having formerly qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995. His expertise enables him to approach matters with an understanding of the practical realities of business and is applicable to a wide range of commercial disputes. Legal 500 recommends Edward for commercial litigation, fraud, insolvency and professional negligence calling him “very bright”, “with a keen eye for detail and … able to marshal a morass of evidence” and “a formidable cross-examiner”.
In addition to appearing in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, Edward has appeared in the High Court in Anguilla, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and the Privy Council and in the DIFC Courts in Dubai. He has also been involved in litigation in other off-shore jurisdictions and in Africa.
Edward has also acted as lead counsel in an ICSID Investor-State arbitration in Paris and previously in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, both in claims relating to the expropriation of foreign investments by state organs.
Edward is a DIFC (Dubai) Part II registered practitioner.