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Walton Eddlestone

MA (Oxon) ACIArb

Senior Partner and head of the company / commercial and litigation departments, Walton qualified in 1979 with a major London law firm. In 1983 he moved to a leading West End firm specialising in intellectual property litigation for the record and film industries becoming a partner later that year. In 1984 he joined the Anti-Piracy Unit for the British Phonographic Industry and the following year set up with Philip Hamilton what became Hamilton Downing Quinn.

Now mainly dealing with company / commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions of non-listed corporate clients and international litigation, Walton also acts in international arbitrations. He has a wide knowledge of international and sovereign debt negotiation, and acts for several specialist sovereign and commerical investments funds. Walton is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a non-executive director of a number of client companies.

Email Walton Eddlestone

Tel +44 (0)207 831 8939


Specialist in the following areas:

  • Company / commercial law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment issues
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • International litigation
  • International arbitrations
  • International and sovereign debt negotiation

I have worked with Walton for several years. In all this time he has consistently provided excellent advice (and counsel) in a wide range of areas - from company formation and structure to protection of IP, contract preparation and assisting in negotiations, and people related issues including a successful defence of a particularly challenging industrial tribunal. What marks him out is his ability to take a big picture/strategic view whilst considering detailed commercial and legal implications.

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