Edward Perkins - McDermott Will & Emery


Edward Perkins focuses his practice on disputes arising from cross-border investments and financial transactions. Edward has worked with investors and property developers, venture capital funds, private equity funds and other financial institutions on a range of complex contentious mandates.


  • Acted for a group of Saudi investors and property developers in an AED 1.3 billion (GBP 279 million) claim in the DIFC Courts against the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority*
  • Advised a multinational chemical company in a USD 155 million London-seated ICC arbitration against an EPC contractor in relation to engineering defects in an ammonium nitrate production facility in Western Australia*
  • Represented a venture capital fund and startup accelerator in a London-based DIFC-LCIA arbitration relating to a USD 5 million claim and USD 30 million counterclaim for fraud and breach of contract*

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  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended, 2022 – 2024


University of Law, London Moorgate, LLM, Legal Practice with commendation, 2015
University of Law, London Moorgate, GDL with commendation, 2014
University of British Columbia, Honours BA, International Relations, 2012

England & Wales