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Edward Taylor

Partner

Offices

Hong Kong SAR

Edward represents and advises companies, States and State-owned entities in commercial and investment treaty disputes.

His expertise includes disputes related to energy, infrastructure, joint ventures, M&A, private equity, TMT, digital assets and real estate in Asia and internationally.

Edward has acted on arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), as well as ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules and Emergency Arbitrator proceedings. He also sits as an arbitrator. Edward is featured in the Legal 500 Powerlist and Who’s Who Legal for international arbitration.

Edward represents parties in general commercial litigation and arbitration-related court proceedings, including arbitrator challenges and enforcement matters, as well as expert determination, mediation and dispute review board procedures.

Experience

Representative matters

Hong Kong, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands corporate entities and directors as Claimants in ICC arbitration and Emergency Arbitrator proceedings in Hong Kong and as Respondents in parallel High Court of Hong Kong proceedings. The dispute arises from a private equity co-investment agreement. Hong Kong law applies.

A U.S. technology company and its European subsidiary, Claimants in a HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong against a Chinese technology company. The dispute arises from the breach of a software license and maintenance agreement. The law of California applies. Over USD 1 billion is at stake.

A South East Asian company as Claimant in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against a European oil & gas company. The dispute arises from the breach of an LNG sale and purchase agreement. English law applies.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Claimant in an ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Sweden (ICSID Case No. ARB/22/2). The dispute relates to Sweden’s ban of Huawei’s equipment from 5G infrastructures in Sweden and the claims are brought under the China-Sweden bilateral investment treaty. 

Published Work

  • Taylor, Edward, (2023) “Crypto Disputes: The Valuation Challenge”, Dispute Resolution International,  London: IBA 
  • Taylor, Edward (with E. Jacomy, J. Younan, G. Lim), (2023) Singapore Chapter of Delos Guide to Arbitration, Delos Dispute Resolution (Second Edition),  Paris: Delos 
  • Taylor, Edward, (2022) “Crypto Winter Disputes: Navigating the Intersection of Crypto, Arbitration and Insolvency”, Arbitration Bulletin,  London: IBA 
  • Taylor, Edward, (2002) “Crypto Arbitration: A Survival Guide”, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International 

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Interim Measures”, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators’ International Arbitration Course, February 2024
  • Speaker, “Valuation Issues in Crypto Disputes”, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb), Webinar, November 2023
  • Speaker, “Guerilla Tactics in International Arbitration”, Japan Association of Arbitrators, October 2023 
  • Speaker, “Effective Negotiation of Dispute Resolution Clauses”, China Arbitration Week, CIETAC, September 2023

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, List of Arbitrators, HKIAC
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Law Society of Hong Kong

Awards

  • Private Practice Powerlist, Legal 500, 2023 Who’s Who Legal, 2023

Qualifications

Admissions

England & Wales, 2012
Hong Kong, 2020

Academic

LLB,  Law (First Class), King’s College London, 2009
Legal Practice Course (Distinction), College of Law, London, 2010
Postgraduate Diploma, International Dispute Resolution Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London, 2017

Languages

English
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.