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Edmund Northcott


Edmund Northcott is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s London office and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. Edmund advises on all aspects of English civil litigation, international arbitration under a variety of institutions, off-shore litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. He has acted for a range of clients in complex, high-value cases, often across multiple jurisdictions involving civil fraud, contractual claims, shareholder disputes, and investment-treaty claims.

Edmund has experience across a range of industry sectors, including energy and infrastructure, mining, telecoms, automobile, finance, real estate, and construction.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Edmund practiced litigation and international arbitration at another international law firm, where he undertook secondments to Dubai and Shanghai.


  • Newcastle University, B.A. (2012)
  • BPP Law School, London, LPC (2014)


Admitted to practice as a solicitor advocate in England and Wales.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group

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International Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Trial

International Arbitration

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Representative commercial arbitration matters:

  • Acting for claimant in ICC arbitration of multibillion dollar dispute concerning consultant breach of contract and negligence under FIDIC-based consultant contract.
  • Acted for a Ukrainian state-owned energy company defending claims relating to a shareholder dispute and bringing counterclaims of unlawful means conspiracy.
  • Acted for major Chinese energy SOE concerning IP infringement, trade secrets and contractual claims across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advised a Chinese SOE in relation to alleged breaches of a joint venture agreement with a leading German car manufacturer.

Representative investment-treaty matters:

  • Representing an Eastern European corporation bringing investment claims against a Gulf state.
  • Dismissed all claims against Ukraine brought by an English company in relation to the alleged expropriation of a landmark real estate project in Kiev.
  • Successfully defended Ukraine against an investment-treaty claim brought by an English-listed company concerning the imposition of tax measures on the oil and gas industry in Ukraine.
  • Acted for the Kyrgyz Republic defending investment-treaty claims alleging the expropriation of a telecom assets.
  • Negotiated favourable settlement for the Kyrgyz Republic in relation to an arbitration brought by a Canadian-listed company for expropriation of a gold mine.

Representative litigation matters:

  • Acted for a Russian oligarch and his corporate group bringing claims of fraud against another Russian oligarch concerning a joint venture relating to the Russian energy sector.
  • Represented a Danish venture capital fund in a contractual claim in the High Court.
  • Acting for a Chinese individual defending declaratory claims relating to the interpretation of a contract and bringing counterclaims for rectification.
  • Represented a Dubai company in claims for misappropriation of funds, and related enforcement issues, against a Pakistani high-net-worth individual.
"2020 International Arbitration Overview: Demand for Dispute Settlement Up, Despite COVID-19 Struggles," International Dispute Resolution Alert (February 3, 2021). Contacts: Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, Ashley R. Riveira, Edmund Northcott, Laurel Saito
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The New LCIA Arbitration Rules - Progress Despite 2020!," International Dispute Resolution Alert (December 4, 2020). Contacts: Gordon McAllister, Robert Weekes, Laurence Winston, Edward Norman, Edmund Northcott
Client Alert / Newsletter

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