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Edward Granger

Call 2013

egranger@maitlandchambers.com

Edward has an active and diverse practice, encompassing the full range of Chambers’ areas of expertise. He regularly appears in the County Court and in High Court applications, and is comfortable acting as sole or junior counsel.

Examples of his recent and current work include:

Arbitration and mediation

  • Currently instructed in high-value ICC arbitration proceedings concerning investment in central-Asian oilfields.
  • Co-counsel in multi-million-dollar HKIAC arbitration proceedings regarding the circumstances in which a European shareholder of a Hong Kong company sought to end its cooperation with its joint-venture partner. Edward participated in the parties’ mediation and subsequently appeared at the arbitral hearing, making oral submissions and examining the expert witnesses.

Commercial litigation and contractual disputes

  • Instructed as junior counsel (led by Dominic Chambers QC) relating to the fallout from a successful claim in Turkey by a Turkish creditor of a Kazakh bank that had previously sought to manage its debts through a restructuring process in Kazakhstan.
  • Instructed as junior counsel (led by David Mumford QC) concerning an aborted property transaction in North-West London, involving difficult issues relating to bribery and the law of agency.
  • Advised a Chinese client in relation to a point of dispute that had arisen in its proposed merger with a high-profile American company.
  • Advised a Japanese client in relation to the enforcement of a high-value judgment from the Tokyo District Court in the UK.
  • Acted for a stationery manufacturer in proceedings defending a claim by a retailer in respect of allegedly faulty goods.
  • Acted for a property developer in relation to a claim by an agent for payment consequent upon securing a fixed-price JCT contract.
  • Acted for the defendant in the trial of a misrepresentation claim relating to the sale of a Bentley car.
  • Worked as part of a large legal team defending a claim alleging that USD 300m was payable in carried interest upon the liquidation of a BVI limited partnership holding assets formerly owned ultimately by Boris Berezovsky and others.

Company and insolvency litigation

  • Assisted Paul Girolami QC on an application for permission to appeal to the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in respect of a claim involving breach of directors’ duties.
  • Assisted Christopher Pymont QC in relation to an application by the Ontario Securities Commission in the Supreme Court of the Bahamas.
  • Assisted David Mumford QC in relation to a claim to recover allegedly unlawful dividend distributions in order to satisfy potential indemnity liabilities arising out of environmental contamination in the USA.
  • Advised a Pro14 rugby union side in relation to claims by the liquidators of a kit-supplier.
  • Advised the liquidators of a medical equipment company in relation to a proposed application for relief under s.236 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Acted for officeholders resisting an application by former directors of a company for further information in the context of an application by the officeholders for relief under ss.212 and 238 / 239 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Regularly instructed to act for companies seeking to complete cross-border mergers under The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 in light of the planned departure of the UK from the European Union.
  • Regularly instructed on matters relating to winding-up and bankruptcy petitions, statutory demands, and liability orders.

Real property

  • Acted in relation to a claim by a property developer for declarations regarding the equitable ownership of two plots of land in Wiltshire.
  • Acted for a large landlord in south London in the trial of its claim for arrears and the tenant’s counterclaim for damages for disrepair.
  • Advised a sporting club in southwest London as to whether an occupant of property occupied as a tenant or as a licensee.
  • Acted for the claimant in a dispute between neighbours involving allegations of trespass, negligence, and breach of the Party Wall Act 1996
  • Acted for a tenant in its opposed application for the renewal of a business tenancy in southwest London.
  • Regularly instructed in possession and charging-order hearings.

Professional negligence

  • Advised a beneficiary of a will on the prospects of a contemplated claim against a firm of solicitors in light of the manner in which the latter had handled the administration of the estate.

Intellectual property

  • Advised a UK publishing house in relation to a copyright claim brought by a photographer regarding certain images of a famous popular singing group.

Edward is also currently assisting retired High Court Judge Sir William Blackburne in his role as the Independent Third Party overseeing the complaints process in relation to the Global Restructuring Group of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Edward read History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before attaining his GDL and BPTC qualifications. In the year before pupillage, Edward was a stagiaire to Judge Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, worked as a research assistant to Lady Justice Gloster in London, and completed a short placement in the Private Secretary’s Office at Buckingham Palace.

Publications

E Granger, ‘Sweating Over An Implied Duty Of Good Faith: Yam Seng Ptd Ltd v International Trade Corp Ltd’ (2013) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 418

E Granger and J Goodwin, ‘Secret Profits, Opportunities, and Constructive Trusts: FHR European Ventures LLP v Mankarious’ (2013) Restitution Law Review 85-92

E Granger and J Goodwin, ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way: Marley v Rawlings and another’ (2015) Modern Law Review 140-150

Qualifications

BPTC, Kaplan Law School: Very Competent
GDL, City University: Distinction (1st in year)
MA (Cantab), History, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: Double First (1st in College)

Awards

Advocacy Scholarship (Kaplan Law School, 2013)
Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2012)
3 Verulam Buildings Prize (City University, 2012)
UK Supreme Court Blog Essay Prize (2012)
Times Law Essay Prize Runner Up (2012)
Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2011)
James and Andrew Makin Prize (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 2011)
Senior Scholarship (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 2010)

Languages

Spanish (conversational)
French (basic)
Mandarin (basic)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
COMBAR