Edward Taylor

Shearman & Sterling


Hong Kong; England & Wales

Hong Kong

Edward is dual-qualified in England and Wales (solicitor advocate) and Hong Kong (solicitor). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb). He is also a member of the HKIAC's List of Arbitrators, the AIAC's Panel of Arbitrators, the BAIAC’s Panel of Arbitrators, the SHAC’s Panel of Arbitrators, the THAC's Panel of Arbitrators and the Law Society of Hong Kong’s Panel of Arbitrators. His practice includes disputes related to energy, infrastructure, joint ventures, M&A, private equity, TMT and real estate.

Edward has acted as counsel on arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), as well as ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules and Emergency Arbitrator proceedings.

Edward also represents parties in general commercial litigation and arbitration-related court proceedings, including arbitrator challenges and enforcement matters, as well as expert determination, mediation and dispute review board procedures.


LL.B. (First Class)

Postgraduate Diploma, International Dispute Resolution Arbitration

Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

Solicitor Advocate, England and Wales
Solicitor, Hong Kong



“Contractors beware: strict compliance with notice requirements following Maeda v Bauer,” IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, 27 May 2021 (with D. Hume and R. Raheja)
“Levelling the International Arbitration Playing Field: Outcome-Related Fee Structure Reform in Hong Kong and Singapore,” Asian Dispute Review, April 2021 (with N. Eliasson)
“Evolution, Not Revolution: A Step Towards Ex Parte Emergency Arbitrator Relief in Hong Kong,” Asian Dispute Review, October 2020 (with J. Bertrand)
“Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission Green-Lights Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 3 February 2021
“No-Win, No-Fee Arbitration: a Win-Win for Hong Kong and Singapore?,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 7 July 2020 (with K. Zheng)

Speaking Engagements

“Arbitrating Disputes with Chinese Parties: A Guide for Korean Companies,” Thomson Reuters Live Webinar, 7 December 2021
“CIETAC Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings,” CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center, China Arbitration Week 2021, 10 September 2021
“Cross-border dispute resolution in Asia Pacific,” Thomson Reuters Live Webinar, 26 August 2021
“Interim Measures,” Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb), International Commercial Arbitration and PRC Arbitration Training Programme, 20 June 2021
“Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings,” Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb), Webinar, 28 April 2021
“Resolving Infrastructure Disputes along the Belt & Road,” Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Expo 2019, Kunming, 22 November 2019
“Mitigating Dispute Risk: Contractual and Investment Treaty Protections,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Hong Kong, 21 November 2019
“Enforcement of Arbitral Awards under the New York and ICSID Conventions,” organized by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing, 8 November 2019

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
Member, List of Arbitrators, HKIAC
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Shanghai Arbitration Commission
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Thailand Arbitration Center
Member, HKIAC Users Council
Member, HKIAC Belt & Road
Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
Member, IBA Arbitration, Asia Pacific and Oil & Gas Committees
Member, CIArb East Asia Branch, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee
Member, LCIA Asia Pacific Users Council
Member, Asian Academy of International Law
Member, Rising Arbitrators Initiative
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Law Society of England & Wales

Edward is Counsel in Shearman & Sterling's Hong Kong office.

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