His focus is on providing the firm’s corporate and entrepreneur clients with advice on their key business and operational contracts and, in particular, high-value services agreements, outsourcing arrangements, and brand protection and rights-exploitation arrangements.
Ed has particular experience in acting for clients in the entertainment and media sector, including a number of leading global rights-owners, sports bodies and entertainers, and advising on a broad range of contracts within the media and sports industries, including live events. He also works closely with the firm’s Corporate team on acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial franchising across a range of sectors.
Before qualifying as a solicitor in the City, Ed worked in the music industry and founded his own production company, winning a MOBO award for best producer and producing several platinum records, including with Seal and Shola Ama.
Ed contributes to Copinger & Skone James on Copyright and Practical Commercial Precedents published by Sweet & Maxwell and is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review.
"Ed's fantastic - super intelligent and one of the most committed lawyers I have ever come across."Chambers & Partners, 2020
"He works extremely hard and is very dedicated to providing excellent client service."Chambers & Partners, 2019
"He is able to add real value through his legal advice, which is pragmatic and technically sound."Chambers & Partners, 2018
Ed is "exceptionally smart, detail-orientated and incomparably committed to clients."Legal 500, 2018
"Extremely intelligent and very astute."Chambers & Partners 2017