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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 fraud cases, company disputes and complex banking and fund-related matters. 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, corporates, 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 and investigations covering a wide range of markets and products, including derivatives, asset backed securities, swaps and bond issues. He has advised clients in connection with various commodities and trade finance matters (letters of credit, letters of indemnity), and advises 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 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
  • Privy Council
  • Finance litigation
  • Dispute resolution

Michael Pearson in his Capacity as Additional Liquidator of Herald Fund SPC (In Official Liquidation) v Primeo Fund (In Official Liquidation) [2020] UKPC 3

Acted for the liquidator, Michael Pearson, in respect of his appeal against the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal decision on the interpretation and application of section 112(2) of the Companies Law of the Cayman Islands 2018 Revision.  The main issue in the appeal was whether a liquidator's power to rectify a company’s register of members is confined to an alteration which brings the register into line with the members’ underlying legal rights as at the commencement of the liquidation or is wide enough to enable the liquidator to amend the register of members in a way which alters the members’ legal rights, as at the commencement of the liquidation, so as to do what the liquidator considers to be substantial justice as between the members.  In this case, in the liquidator’s view, justice would not be achieved by a distribution of the surplus assets of the company in accordance with their legal rights, as stated in the register.

The Airport Authority v Western Air Ltd (Bahamas) JCPC 2018/0056

Acted for the for the Bahamian Airport Authority in an appeal arising out of the theft of an aircraft owned by Western Air.  The issue in appeal was whether the Bahamian Court of Appeal erred in affirming the trial Judge's finding that the Authority owed a duty of care to Western Air.

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Natixis v Marex Financial and Access World

Acted for the successful claimant in a US$35 million Commercial Court claim arising out of a warehouse receipt fraud. 

Credit default swap claim

Acting in a high value dispute between two banks regarding the interpretation of three credit default swaps referencing public utility bonds.

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.

More: Finance litigation

Commodity fraud claim

Representing a defendant commodities trader in a High Court claim alleging fraud in relation to various titanium trades.

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 US$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

Natixis v Marex Financial and Access World

Acted for the successful claimant in a US$35 million Commercial Court claim arising out of a warehouse receipt fraud.

Credit default swap claim

Acting in a high value dispute between two banks regarding the interpretation of three credit default swaps referencing public utility bonds.

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.

More: Banks and banking

Awards

Banking litigation

Banking litigation

Banking Litigation

Banking Litigation

Commercial litigation: Premium

Commercial litigation: Premium

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