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Edward Hickman

Senior Associate

Edward Hickman

Edward has represented clients in numerous industry sectors ranging from banking, mining and telecommunications. These disputes have evolved into a multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation practice which has brought Edward extensive experience of courts around the world, including the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and Cyprus. Edward has a particular understanding of the court's powers to preserve assets pending trial, such as worldwide freezing orders and pre-judgment receivership orders.

His representative experience includes complex proceedings in the Isle of Man acting for entities within the Alfa Group, advising BTA Bank in its wide-ranging proceedings against Mukhtar Ablyazov and in various proceedings acting for the ENRC group and its founding shareholders.

Representative experience

Acting for a leading international mining conglomerate in relation to a contractual dispute arising from the exit of a former JV partner.

Acting for the Kazakh bank, BTA Bank, on its multi-billion dollar fraud claims against its former chairman.

Advising a major Russian insurance firm in relation to its breach of contract claim, which was supported by freezing relief.

Education and admissions


  • L.P.C., BPP Law School, London, 2008
  • GDL, BPP Law School, London, 2007
  • M.A. Oxon, University of Oxford, 2006
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