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Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
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Company
17 Years Ranked
4
Chancery: Commercial
3 Years Ranked
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Provided by Edward Davies KC

UK Bar

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Edward is an experienced commercial litigator, with a strong grounding in company law and corporate insolvency. He has acted in some of the most significant recent actions in these areas, including Hewlett-Packard’s claim against Michael Lynch concerning the acquisition of Autonomy plc, the unlawful dividend claim brought by BAT against Sequana S.A., the dispute over the affairs of Coroin Ltd, the owner of Claridge’s, and the unfair prejudice action brought by Nat Rothschild in respect of Bumi Plc. Edward has particular expertise in shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions and derivative claims. Edward also regularly advises on non-contentious and transactional matters, including schemes of arrangement, reductions of capital, transfers under Part VII FSMA 2000 and company meetings. He appeared on the contested scheme in respect of Dee Valley plc. Edward frequently acts in overseas matters, including in the DIFC, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey; he is called to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Bar. He recently represented a US investor in successfully reversing a $170m placement in a BVI company, Nam Tai Property Inc, on grounds of improper purpose. A list of Edward’s reported cases is at www.erskinechambers.com.

Career

Called 1998; Silk 2017.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.

Publications

Company Directors: Law and Liability; PLC Law: Freezing injunctions case study.

Personal

Interests: Rugby, cycling, running and birdwatching.

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Company - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Edward Davies KC
Edward Davies KC is an experienced silk with an excellent track record in company and insolvency cases. He often appears in high-profile disputes at the High Court and Court of Appeal, and displays strength in unfair prejudice petitions, shareholder disputes and matters concerning dividend recovery.


Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Edward Davies

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