Edward Haxton focuses on complex dispute resolution. He has experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, including those conducted under the LCIA, ICC, ICSID and ad hoc rules. In addition, he has handled litigation in the English and various offshore courts. Mr. Haxton’s client engagements have included matters in various sectors, such as telecommunications, energy, financial services, construction and sports. He also has broad geographical experience, including in Europe, the Middle East, CIS, Africa and Latin America.

Mr. Haxton’s representations at Skadden include:

  • the government of one of the United Arab Emirates in the enforcement of a multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration arising out of a concession agreement;
  • Cayman and Cypriot entities in connection with potential LCIA arbitration in London;
  • a Ukrainian businessman in the defence of a very substantial proprietary claim in the English High Court relating to the ownership of an iron ore mining company; and
  • Chelsea Football Club in various matters.

His experience prior to joining Skadden includes representing:

  • the Republic of Ecuador in a series of significant investment treaty disputes brought by foreign investors in the energy sector under the auspices of ICSID;
  • a series of British Virgin Islands funds in connection with the successful setting aside of a significant arbitral award in Singapore affecting, amongst other things, the rights of those funds to receive payment under certain tranche notes;
  • the liquidators of an international group with regard to a US$200 million claim in the English High Court against the group’s former bankers, alleging breach of the bank’s duties of care to its customer and dishonest assistance;
  • one of Kazakhstan’s largest banks, in a US$1billion-plus fraud claim in the English Commercial Court against its former controlling shareholders and their related entities, and in related international arbitrations; and
  • one of Turkey’s largest construction companies in a substantial dispute in ICC arbitration under three contracts concerning an iconic development in the heart of Moscow.



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2008
  • G.D.L., BPP Law School, 2007
  • B.A.(Hon), University of Leeds, 2006


  • Solicitor, England & Wales



Edward Haxton

Associate, International Litigation and Arbitration