In August 2011 Edward established law firm Marine Legal Bureau with specialization in maritime and insurance law. Before during four years he was a managing partner in another law firm located in Riga.
In the past Edward spent several years as manager of private Russian ship owning company with fleet of 12 vessels, then he spent twelve years as manager of Legal Dept. of Lloyd’ s agency in Latvia and of local correspondent for P&I Clubs.
As a lawyer Edward has experience in resolution of a wide range of both dry and wet shipping matters. Edward represents clients in courts and in arbitrations in Latvia, Russia, Germany, UK.
Edward is a member of the Saint-Petersburg Bar Association (Russia), practicing arbitrator with experience both in Latvia and in Russia to decide disputes in maritime law and marine insurance sphere. He is supporting member of the LMAA and arbitrator of the Maritime Arbitration Comission (MAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Moscow).
In May 2008 Edward was key person who hosted 5th Shiparrested.com members conference in Riga.
In 2010 Edward has been selected as being among the world’s pre-eminent shipping and maritime lawyers (Who’sWhoLegal).
Edward is member of the Nautical Institute (MNI) and IBA.