Edward has acted for clients on M&A deals and other high profile situations around the world, a number of them ground-breaking. Unusually, he has extensive experience acting for both corporate clients and global financial investors, both private equity and infrastructure. He knows the firm extremely well, both from working out of Freshfields’ offices around the world and through his leadership roles. He now combines leading the firm with his client work.
Partner since 1995. Infrastructure and transport sector group leader 2007 to 2009. Corporate practice group leader 2009 to 2014. The senior partner from 1 January 2016.