Harry Edwards

Harry Edwards

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Harry is a partner with experience in a number of heavyweight banking litigation matters. In recent years Harry has acted for UBS in relation to the regulatory and criminal aspects of the investigations into the US$2.3 billion trading losses caused by the activities of Kweku Adoboli, as well as in successfully defending claims brought in relation to a termination event under a joint venture agreement (Decura and others v. UBS AG, London Branch [2015] EWHC 171 (Comm)). He recently assisted Goldman Sachs International in its successful defence of claims brought by the Libyan Investment Authority regarding the sale of US$1.2 billion of structured equity derivative transactions in 2008. He is currently acting for Lloyds Banking Group and the former directors of Lloyds TSB in the group litigation brought by its shareholders in relation to the acquisition of HBOS at the height of the financial crisis. Harry has advised financial institutions on a wide range of disputes including the valuation of securities subject to close-out of outstanding ISDA and repo agreements with Lehman Brothers entities, claims against the administrator of a failed hedge fund for breach of duty owed to investors, construction issues relating to complex CDO documentation, and claims for breach of investment management agreements through the purchase of allegedly out-of-scope ABS and CDO securities.

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