Edward Davis

Head of finance litigation

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.

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.

Edward Davis is the consummate solicitor; fantastically intelligent with a measured level-headed approach that works wonders. With his huge work ethic and great organisational skills, it is unsurprising that he has just been appointed co-head of the team.

The Legal 500 UK 2021