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Edward Harrison

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Edward Harrison has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice.  He is above all a litigator and advocate with a practice encompassing energy, banking and finance, professional negligence (including auditor’s negligence), civil fraud and the conflict of laws and jurisdiction.   He also has experience of human rights issues.  Before coming to the Bar, Edward was an undergraduate and graduate student at Worcester College, Oxford, where he was also subsequently a lecturer in contract law. 

Current and recent highlights of Edward’s practice include:

Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International (Ch.): acting for the LIA in its claim that, during the Gaddafi era, Goldan Sachs procured the LIA to enter into derivative investments of around US$1.2 billion by undue influence and/or that the investments were unconscionable bargains. The case has been described by The Lawyer as one of the top 20 cases of 2016 (ongoing).

Arcadia v Bosworth et al (Comm.): acting for the claimant in a c. $300 million fraud claim involving worldwide freezing and proprietary injunctions and arising against multiple defendants in connection with oil trading in West Africa (ongoing).

BayernLB v Bernie Ecclestone (Comm.): acting in a substantial Commercial Court dispute between BayernLB and Bernie Ecclestone and others regarding the sale of the Formula 1 group of companies to CVC (ongoing).

UBS v Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig GmbH [2014] EWHC 3615 (Comm.): acting for the claimant in a US$320 million claim seeking to enforce payment under a number of synthetic CDO transactions (ongoing, before the Court of Appeal).

Energy Venture Partners Ltd v Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd [2013] EWHC 2118 (Comm.): a substantial claim for unpaid broker’s commission arising out of the sale of a deep-water oil block in the Niger Delta.

Mabanga v Ophir Energy PLC & Ophir Services PTY Limited [2012] EWHC 1589 (Comm.):  acting for the successful Defendant oil and gas exploration companies in obtaining reverse summary judgment in respect of a claim for misrepresentation relating to a project in Tanzania.

Berezovsky v Abramovich [2012] EWHC 2463 (Comm.): acting for the Defendant in a £4 billion claim in the Commercial Court alleging intimidation and breach of trust.


Tenant Brick Court Chambers 2009 to date; Before coming to the Bar, Edward was an undergraduate and graduate student at Worcester College, Oxford, where he was also subsequently a lecturer in contract law.


Spanish (fluent).


COMBAR; Lincoln’s Inn (Lord Mansfield Scholar).


Worcester College, Oxford University (2006 Jurisprudence (First Class Hons)); 2007 BCL; 2008 BVC).

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Edward Harrison - Brick Court ChambersHis ability to get across the technical detail of a case incredibly quickly is particularly impressive.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Edward Harrison - Brick Court ChambersHas extremely strong technical knowledge in procedural and substantive issues arising in fraud cases.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Edward Harrison - Brick Court ChambersHe takes a commercial and detailed approach to his cases.

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