Edward is an experienced commercial litigator, with a strong grounding in company law and corporate insolvency. He has acted in some of the most significant recent actions in these areas, including the proceedings brought by Hewlett-Packard against Michael Lynch concerning the acquisition of Autonomy plc, the unlawful dividend claim brought by BAT against Sequana S.A., and the dispute in respect of the affairs of Coroin Ltd, the owner of Claridge’s. Edward has particular expertise in relation to shareholder disputes, including the conduct of unfair prejudice petitions and derivative claims. Edward also regularly advises in relation to non-contentious and transactional matters, including schemes of arrangement, reductions of capital, transfers under Part VII of FSMA 2000 and company meetings. Edward appeared on the contested scheme in respect of Dee Valley plc. Edward frequently acts or advises in overseas matters, including in the Dubai International Financial Centre, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey, and he is called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
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