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Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers

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Edward is an experienced commercial litigator, with a strong grounding in company law and corporate insolvency. He has acted in some of the most significant recent actions in these areas, including Hewlett-Packard’s claim against Michael Lynch concerning the acquisition of Autonomy plc, the unlawful dividend claim brought by BAT against Sequana S.A., the dispute over the affairs of Coroin Ltd, the owner of Claridge’s, and the unfair prejudice action brought by Nat Rothschild in respect of Bumi Plc. Edward has particular expertise in shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions and derivative claims. Edward also regularly advises on non-contentious and transactional matters, including schemes of arrangement, reductions of capital, transfers under Part VII FSMA 2000 and company meetings including recently in relation to the AGM of Petropavlovsk plc. Edward recently appeared on the contested scheme in respect of Dee Valley plc. Edward frequently acts in overseas matters, including in the DIFC, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey; he is called to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Bar. A list of Edward’s reported cases is at www.erskinechambers.com.


Called 1998. Silk 2017.

Company Directors: Law and Liability; PLC Law: Freezing injunctions case study.


COMBAR. Chancery Bar Association.


Rugby, running and birdwatching.



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

Within: Leading Silks -

Edward Davies QC

Erskine Chambers

Highly intelligent and an impressive advocate.

London Bar > Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks -

Edward Davies QC

Erskine Chambers

He is confident and has an excellent manner with clients.’