Edward Cairns

Edward Cairns


Hong Kong

General Counsel and Head of Restructuring

Edward is a member of the Fiera Capital (Asia)’s investment team and is the General Counsel and Head of Restructuring. He is a member of the Asian Division’s Investment, Management and Business Risk Committees.

Prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, Edward joined Clearwater in 2007 and is responsible for running Clearwater’s restructuring business and works closely with the investment team. Edward has more than 25 years experience in business restructuring and insolvency matters covering not only Asia but also Europe and the U.S. In addition, Edward also heads the legal team at Clearwater where he oversees all facets of deal execution from analyzing potential investments through exits. Edward joined Clearwater from White & Case LLP where he was one of two partners who co-founded their award winning Asian Business Restructuring and Insolvency Group. 

Edward is an Honours Graduate in Law from the University of Glasgow and is admitted to practice law in Scotland and in Hong Kong.