Blackstone hires ECJ judge for arbitration push

Former European Court of Justice judge Sir David Edward QC has joined Blackstone Chambers as a full-time tenant.
He will focus on arbitration and mediation, bolstering the set’s growing ADR expertise. In 2002, Blackstone tenant and former head Presiley Baxendale QC became a full-time mediator.
Edward’s appointment follows the election of Ian Mill QC and Thomas Beazley QC as the new joint heads of the public law and commercial set.
Edward served as an ECJ judge from 1992 to 2004 following four years as a judge of the Court of First Instance of the EC.