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*
Acted for a supra-national development bank in a Riyadh-seated arbitration against an IT contractor in the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). The value of the claim was approximately SAR 3.5 million (GBP 757,000)*
Acted for a San Francisco-based private equity fund in the enforcement of a USD 15 million Singapore Court judgment, including in the DIFC Courts*
Acted for Motorola Credit Corporation and successfully obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction against members of the Uzan family in support of an earlier USD 4.26 billion judgment of the New York Federal Court*
Represented a Saudi-based high net worth individual in a EUR 65 million London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) action relating to the sale and purchase of a luxury yacht*
Acted for the Libyan national shipping company in a London-seated ad hoc arbitration in a USD 7 million claim against a shipbuilder in relation to bribes paid to the family of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi*
Advised Bank and Clients PLC on a successful GBP 3.5 million guarantee and fraud action in the Commercial Court against the directors of a former tech “unicorn”, VE Interactive*
The Legal 500 UK 2022, Recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation Mid-Market
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
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