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Edward  Davis

T: +44 20 7809 2327 Email Edward | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Banking litigation: investment and retail and Commercial litigation

Banking litigation: investment and retail and Commercial litigation

Banking litigation

Banking litigation

Edward Davis Partner

Contact details

Edward  Davis

Edward Davis
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2327 Email Edward | Vcard Office: London

Ed is a commercial litigator, helping to resolve a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes. He is well-known for his expertise in complex banking and fund-related matters, and co-heads the firm's market-leading finance litigation group. He advises clients in High Court litigation and arbitration.
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Ed has a broad commercial litigation experience, acting for a variety of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, funds, commodities traders, accountants, trustees and individuals. He advises on the full range of commercial disputes, including fraud and injunctions, commercial contract disputes, and joint-venture and shareholder disputes. He also advises on international and cross-border litigation strategies and manages and co-ordinates litigation in different jurisdictions. Clients value his pragmatic and commercial approach.

He is particularly well-known for acting in complex and high value financial disputes, covering a wide range of products, including asset backed securities, credit default swaps, interest rate swaps, bond issues, global depository receipts and credit linked notes. He has advised clients in connection with various trade finance matters (letters of credit, letters of indemnity), and advises banks on regulatory issues.

As well as acting in High Court disputes, Ed has acted in a wide range of insolvency matters (advising liquidators, creditors and companies in winding-up proceedings) and has acted for clients in a number of LCIA and ICC arbitrations.
 

"A brilliant litigator and a sharp legal mind...He is able to clarify the most complex facts and provide pragmatic advice and a clear litigation strategy"
Chambers UK 2019
  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Dispute resolution

Goldman Sachs v Natixis

Advised the defendant in a case regarding three credit default swaps worth over US$500 million in the Commercial Court in London.

Mis-selling claims

Acted for a bank in relation to a number of multi-million pound claims arising out of film finance schemes and in a Commercial Court claim alleging the mis-selling of a number of different structured products.

Credit-linked notes

Acted for Credit Agricole in a $75 million claim by a German bank in connection with the termination amount payable under three credit linked notes (restructured as asset swaps), following the occurrence of a credit event.

More: Banking and financial services litigation

Telecommunications dispute

Acted for a defendant in Bentham and Others v Bayat and Others, a $400 million shareholder dispute in the High Court in relation to a telecommunications project in the Middle East.

Madoff fraud

Advised a European bank in connection with its more than €500 million exposure to the Madoff fraud, including coordinating lawyers and proceedings in different jurisdictions and advising the bank on its world-wide litigation and recovery strategy.

Fund dispute

Advised an AIM listed fund in a $78 million Commercial Court claim against its investment manager in connection with losses associated with various investments in China.

More: Dispute resolution
  • Banks and banking

Goldman Sachs v Natixis

Advised the defendant in a case regarding three credit default swaps worth over US$500 million in the Commercial Court in London.

Mis-selling claims

Acted for a bank in relation to a number of multi-million pound claims arising out of film finance schemes and in a Commercial Court claim alleging the mis-selling of a number of different structured products.

Credit-linked notes

Acted for Credit Agricole in a $75 million claim by a German bank in connection with the termination amount payable under three credit linked notes (restructured as asset swaps), following the occurrence of a credit event.

More: Banks and banking

Awards

Banking litigation: investment and retail and Commercial litigation

Banking litigation: investment and retail and Commercial litigation

Banking litigation

Banking litigation

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