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Edward Poulton

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Dispute resolution.


Ed Poulton is a partner in the Firm's Dispute Resolution team, based in London. A key name in the arbitration community, Ed sits as an arbitrator in ICC and LCIA arbitrations, and is the consulting editor of a seminal text on the arbitration of M&A disputes. He also sits on the steering committee for the Firm's Global International Arbitration Practice Group. Ed is recognised in the fields of international arbitration and public international law by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Ed focuses on advising clients on managing risk and resolving disputes relating to investment treaties, financial services and M&A. He is highly experienced in resolving disputes through international arbitration (in which respect he has experience of all of the major arbitral institutions and of ad hoc arbitration) and by other methods including litigation and mediation. In addition to commercial dispute resolution, Ed regularly advises clients in relation to investment treaties and public international law issues, in which regard he serves as counsel on matters ranging from ICSID annulment cases to PIL issues arising from financial crises. Ed is experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of sectors, including financial services, electronics, aviation and telecommunications.


Trained Baker McKenzie; qualified 2002; partner 2010.


English; French; Spanish


London Court of International Arbitration; Law Society of England & Wales; International Chamber of Commerce; Young International Arbitration Group; Investment Protection Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law


Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle (1994); University of East Anglia (1999 LLB); Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (1998 Erasmus Diploma); Nottingham Law School (2000 LPC)

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Able to act on large and complex cases, Baker McKenzie’s team heads are Hugh Lyons and Jonathan Peddie. Much of Lyons’ work arises from disputed financing transactions, restructuring and insolvency, fraud and financial misconduct; and Peddie advises clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector, in relation to corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, financial crime, and civil and criminal litigation. In a case that showcases the practice’s strength in dealing with cross-border disputes, it acted for Dubai Islamic Bank in proceedings to recover approximately $500m stolen from it in a complex receivables financing fraud. Edward Poulton is noted for his advice to clients on managing risk and resolving disputes relating to financial services; and Charles Thomson was recently seconded to a retail bank to head up the EME fraud team, where he advised on money laundering and anti-corruption related matters, as well as matters that resulted in litigation before the High Court.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Baker McKenzie is 'a versatile and experienced firm that is very capable of handling unusual public international law issues'. The team has extensive experience advising claimants in disputes against states and state-owned entities in commercial and investment-related arbitrations; it also acts across the oil and gas chain, acting for oil majors, service providers, and sovereign states and entities. The team acted for the Kazakhstan national gas operator, KazTransGas (KTG), in its dispute with the Government of Georgia concerning the appointment of a special receiver over KTG's Georgian subsidiary. Edward Poulton and Andy Moody are 'both very experienced and have sound judgment'. The other names to note are Ross Denton and Sunwinder (Sunny) Mann.

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