Ed Crosse > Simmons & Simmons > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Ed specialises in handling complex financial and regulatory disputes for financial institutions. He advises clients on enforcement, default and counterparty disputes arising out of secruitisations, structured products, asset financing (real estate and aviation) and derivatives. Ed also represents clients on corruption and civil fraud-related matters, notably in the area of suspected corrupt payments. Ed is described as ‘a litigation partner with a huge amount of experience of financial disputes’, ‘extremely responsive’ and at ‘pains to make client relationships work’; and is known as ‘a real force to be reckoned with’.


Qualified 1997; worked at two leading international law firms in the City; financial markets litigation practice Simmons & Simmons 2012; committee member London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Simmons & Simmons‘ ‘clients get an all-round service from committed lawyers who know their business‘. The commercial litigation team has expertise in complex contractual, boardroom and joint venture disputes that are often cross-border. UK dispute resolution practice head Ian Hammond  defended a £1.5bn claim against Grant Thornton, brought by Robert Tchenguiz, which alleged conspiracy with the Serious Fraud Office in relation to an investigation into the Tchenguiz brothers and their roles in Kaupthing Bank’s collapse.  Senior partner Colin Passmore is a privilege expert  who has maintained a litigation practice alongside his management role and Patrick Boylan specialises in high-value commercial and fraud disputes. Other key advisers are Ed Crosse, Robert Turner, and managing associates Paolo Caldato and Kirsten Kitt. Chris Owen was promoted to partner.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Simmons & Simmons‘ practice ‘has excellent industry-leading knowledge‘. It is focused exclusively on contentious work for financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds, and combines expertise in financial markets litigation, investigations, and financial crime. Representative work includes LIBOR, EURIBOR, FX benchmarking, and major product mis-selling claims. Tim Boyce is financial markets litigation practice head, Richard Bunce is ‘able to see the big picture and advise on strategy‘, Ed Crosse is a ‘tremendous commercial litigator‘, and Alexander Thavenot is ‘responsive to client demands and has an impressive strategic handle on matters‘. Other widely respected partners include senior partner Colin Passmore, as well as Robert TurnerCaroline Hunter-Yeats, Robert Allen and Paul BakerJoanna Pearson relocated to the London office from Singapore, and Adam Brown and Elizabeth Williams were promoted to the partnership.