Ed is a Partner and leads the Competition Litigation practice. He advises on complex competition litigation and regularly conducts multi-party litigation before the courts. His practice is focused on cartel damages actions and other competition and regulatory disputes, including in relation to procurement matters and sector regulation.
Ed is listed as a Future Leader in Global Competition Review's Who's Who Legal 2018.
Ed has substantial competition litigation experience. He is at the forefront of the Trucks cartel litigation, acting for a number of corporate claimants including the first case to be brought in England. He has also acted for the claimants in two of the most significant UK competition litigation cases of the last 10 years – the National Grid/GIS and Air Cargo damages claims.
Ed played a lead role acting for National Grid, helping it to pursue one of Europe’s largest cartel damages claims, which it brought against global suppliers of Gas Insulated Switchgear. The Firm won several turning-point rulings that changed the way the courts handle this kind of case and also influenced new European Union disclosure laws. The case was also recognised with a number of high-profile industry awards including Global Competition Review’s Cartel Prosecution Litigation of the Year 2015.
Ed was also co-lead Partner acting for the claimants in the Air Cargo claim, which alongside the National Grid claim, is one of the biggest cartel damages claims ever to arise in Europe.
Ed also advises on commercial and contractual disputes, including claims arising out of corporate and financial transactions. He has experience both of settling disputes by negotiation and mediation as well as conducting arbitration and multi-party litigation before the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Ed has advised on disputes in a number of sectors in the UK and internationally, particularly in the Regulated Utilities, Automotive, Manufacturing, Aviation and Hotels sectors.
Ed has a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, is qualified as a Solicitor Advocate and is an Italian speaker.
Ed is active in using technology and innovation to enhance client service delivery and promotes this in his role as Partner lead for Litigation and Corporate Risk Client Technology.