"Ed Floyd has noteworthy experience advising clients on maritime and trading law."Chambers & Partners USA 2020 - Ranked Individual
Edward Floyd is a partner with our firm and focuses on international disputes involving the shipping and commodities trading industries. He has extensive experience in federal courts across the United States and in arbitration proceedings under a range of rules.
Based in New York, Ed has also advocated in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Arkansas, and California. He also advises clients in commercial and maritime arbitrations under various sets of rules, including the SMA, ICC and GAFTA, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
Ed’s experience includes matters involving general average, vessel collisions and allisions, all manner of charter parties and resulting disputes, vessel seizures, and sanctions. He is regularly engaged to handle allegations of fraud, corporate veil piercing and complex financial matters relating to the international shipping and commodities industries.
Ed is a 2004 graduate of Fordham Law School. He has cross-border qualifications, being admitted as an attorney in the United States (New York and New Jersey) and as a solicitor in England & Wales. He completed his undergraduate education at the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1996 (with merit) and thereafter serving as an infantry officer on active duty in the US Marine Corps and primarily as an artillery officer in the reserves, with significant command experience and becoming a LtCol. That involvement in logistically intensive work complements his transportation related practice.
Ed’s native language is English, and he has a working knowledge of Italian and French.
Highlights of Ed’s most recent work include the following:
Advised Italian shipowner on sanctions related to trade in South and Middle America.
Advised major European shipping company on the provision of an insurance product in England, Australia and the United States.
Representation of European bank regarding recovery of a multi-million dollar claim against an insolvent entity under claims relating to mis-delivery of cargo. Assertively pursued security actions against possible assets and successfully obtained an attachment over assets belonging to an alter-ego in a US targeting a vessel in the Southern District of Texas. In a reported decision, successfully defeated post-discovery motion to vacate seizure order and dismiss action. Global litigation included proceedings in UK and East Asia.
Representation of Italian shipowners in defense of numerous cargo claims resulting from signficant vessel incident involving major container loss.
Representation of clients, multiple entities from multiple countries involved in exchange trading business, in defense of fraud allegations brought by a Greek billionaire and related companies.
Representation of Eastern European state in the Southern District of New York regarding enforcement proceedings arising from an UNCITRAL arbitral award. Successfully obtained attachment of funds deposited with arbitral body.
Representing a global trading service in a successful strike out/summary judgment application and security for costs application in the High Court of England & Wales, after allegations were made of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and commission of the tort of conspiracy to injure by unlawful means.
Advised Skandinavian shipowner regarding informal arrest of vessel in Venezuela on claims of “stolen cargo” valued at several million USD.
Defended oil spill indemnification claims against client time charterer following oil spill event on Mississippi.
Representaiotn of major turkish conglomerate in pursuit of claims against US manufacturer of heavy equipment for defects and return of deposits, successful defeat of subject matter jurisdiction challenge involving the structural nature of a Turkish A.S. (Anonim Sirket).
Interested in specific aspects of Ed’s recent work? Contact email@example.com for further reference cases.
Floyd & Ross (speakers), “Practitioners’ Perspectives on Appointing Arbitrators”, Women in Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Bi-Weekly Lunch, 11.04.2023.
Floyd & Zadkovich (authors), International Arbitration Comparative Guide – US Edition, Mondaq, October 2022.
In this episode of Case by Case, Luke Zadkovich and Calum Cheyne chat with New York partner Ed Floyd about counting time for a demurrage time bar.
Floyd (lecturer), “Interrelation between maritime law and national security” FZ Presentation, 30.07.2020
Disputes for Tea | Sanctions
“The International Coalition Price Cap on Russian Origin Crude Oil and Petroleum Products – Learning from the Crude Oil Cap in Preparation for the Products Cap”
Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 09:00 EST / 15:00 CET
Congrats to our US shipping team for another The Legal 500 (Legalease) US ranking!
We are delighted to announce that our firm has been ranked once again as a leading firm in Nationwide Transportation: Shipping/ Maritime by Chambers and Partners USA 2022.
This update is the first of several which ZFZ will produce to keep our clients informed as we monitor the rapidly changing security situation in Ukraine. We believe we are uniquely placed to assist our clients in this current fast-moving situation. Support is likely to be needed in a variety of contexts, for example advice as to whether a client is captured by the sanctions or whether a contract with a Russian counterparty can be performed and support on opportunities and projects that arise in relation to alternative energy sources because of the sanctions on Russian energy providers. We have the experience and expertise to assist all our client’s requirements.
Congratulations to our Ed Floyd, Luke Zadkovich and Eva-Maria Mayer for being ranked in the 2021 edition of Super Lawyers for their work in Transportation and Maritime!
We’re delighted to have been recognized for our US shipping work once again from Chambers and Partners USA!
“False Friends in Arbitration: A Transatlantic Comparison of Arbitrability”
Arbitrability and competence-competence are fundamental cornerstones of international arbitration. Yet, the meaning and application of these principles differs quite significantly across the Atlantic. Our team has experienced this first hand in cases worldwide across many sectors – from shipping to energy to construction.
Join us on May 20 for a comparative deconstruction of some of the basic rules applying at the intersection of state courts and arbitral tribunals with University of Innsbruck Professor Hubertus Schumacher and our New York partner Edward Floyd, moderated by Gerold Zeiler
Thursday, 20 May 2021
15:00 Central European Time / 09:00 Eastern Standard Time
Partner Edward Floyd had the honor this week of briefing a great group from the US intel community on the interrelation between maritime law and national security.
A four-month delay in bringing an anti-suit injunction was held to prevent its issue in Enka v Chubb Insurance  1 Lloyd’s Rep. 71. PJSC was the contractor for the construction of a power plant.
The inter-club agreement is designed to prevent litigation. It normally does so, so any reporting providing further clarity is welcome.