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.
Equity capital marketsFreezing orders and asset recoveryMergers and acquisitions - publicCorporate insolvencyCorporate (general)Corporate non-contentious (Bar)Corporate contentious (Bar)Restructuring and insolvency (general)FundsRestructuringDerivativesRestructuring and insolvencyMergers and acquisitions - privateCommercial litigation (general)Joint venturesContentious insolvencyCorporateShareholder and partnership disputesPrivate equity
Re Meem SL Ltd (In Administration)  EWHC 2688 (Ch) (Application to prevent administrators from disposing of alleged cause of action by auction) Cullen Investments Ltd v Brown  EWHC 2793 (Ch) (Application under section 1157 of the Companies Act 2006);  EWHC 1586 (Ch) (Trial of claims against directors for breach of a shareholders’ agreement, breaches of director’s duties and conspiracy by unlawful means);  EWHC 473 (Ch) (Application for permission to continue a derivative action Re Dee Valley Group plc  EWHC 184 (Ch) (Scheme of arrangement contested on grounds of alleged ‘share-splitting’) Brannigan v Style  EWHC 512 (Ch) (Application to continue a derivative claim) BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA  EWHC 1686 (Ch) (Claim seeking recovery of unlawful dividends and/or damages for breach of directors' duties). Re Sanko Steamship Co Ltd  EWHC 1031 (CH) (Application for the remission of funds under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006) Bhullar v Bhullar  EWHC 1943 (Ch) (Application for permission to continue double derivative claims) Granada Group Ltd v The Law Debenture Trust  EWHC 1499 (Ch) (Challenge to validity of security granted in respect of pension arrangements) Hollis v Marylebone Cricket Club  EWHC 3547 (QB) (Application for injunction to restrain the holding of a general meeting) Re Coroin Ltd  EWHC 2343 (Ch) (Trial of an unfair prejudice petition and conspiracy claim relating to Coroin Ltd, the indirect owner of Claridge’s) Re Sompo Japan Insurance Inc:  EWHC 260 (Ch) (Scheme for the transfer of insurance business under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000)