Edward Taylor is a senior associate in the International Arbitration practice.
He has worked on international commercial arbitrations conducted pursuant to the Rules of ICC, LCIA, CRCICA, HKIAC and UNCITRAL, and investment treaty arbitrations with a particular focus on energy disputes involving clients and interests in the Middle East and Africa.
He also has experience of arbitration-related proceedings before the English courts, including arbitrator challenges and the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, as well as ad hoc arbitration compensation schemes.
International arbitrations on which Edward Taylor has worked include the representation of:
- Bladon Enterprises Ltd and German Properties Ltd as Claimants in an ICSID arbitration against Romania (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/30). The dispute relates to a multi-billion euro commercial and residential real estate project in northern Bucharest. The claims are brought under the Cyprus-Romania bilateral investment treaty.
- Two European telecommunication companies as Claimants in a UNCITRAL arbitration in London against North American and European telecom companies. The dispute arose out of the termination of an English law governed contract for data room services and related allegations of fraud.
- Nineteen investment companies in proceedings before the English courts with respect to an application by a Latin American pension fund to remove the presiding arbitrator of a multi-billion dollar ICC arbitration in London.
- Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) in two parallel CRCICA arbitrations brought by a European energy company in Cairo and Madrid. The dispute arises out of a long-term gas supply contract governed by Egyptian law.
- Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) in an ICC arbitration in Paris initiated by a joint venture company. The dispute arises out of an LNG tolling agreement governed by English law. The dispute was successfully resolved in our client's favour.
- Recognition and enforcement proceedings before the English courts with respect to a $250 million ICSID award obtained by our client on December 11, 2013 (ICSID Case No. ARB/05/20). The dispute relates to the cancellation and withdrawal of a favourable customs and tax regime by the Republic of Romania in relation to a food products enterprise.
- The Arab Republic of Egypt as Respondent in two investor-State arbitrations concerning alleged violations of investors’ rights under the Egypt-Poland, Egypt-U.S. and Egypt-Germany bilateral investment treaties. The dispute concerns a long-term gas supply contract.
- Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) in two commercial arbitrations against East Mediterranean Gas S.A.E. (EMG), respectively conducted under ICC Arbitration Rules in Geneva and under CRCICA Rules in Cairo. The dispute arises out of a long-term gas supply contract between EGAS, EGPC and EMG governed by English law.
Queen Mary, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma, International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)
College of Law
King's College London
- Solicitor Advocate, England and Wales