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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

12/01/2016

20 Essex Street welcomes commercial advocate Philip Riches

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Members of 20 Essex Street are pleased to welcome the arrival of Philip Riches, previously of Stone Chambers.

Philip has a busy and wide-ranging commercial practice in arbitration and litigation. His work covers all aspects of commercial dispute resolution. Recent years have seen him involved in a number of complex and very high-value disputes both in court and in arbitration. His cases generally concern cross-border commercial relationships, covering the energy, mining, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, and shipping and trade industries amongst others. Issues raised cover a broad range of contractual, tortious, civil fraud, jurisdiction, conflicts of laws and procedural matters.

Philip has considerable advocacy experience in applications, trials and appeals, including in applications for freezing injunctions, anti-suit injunctions and other urgent interim relief, full trials (in both arbitration and litigation) with expertise in cross-examination and other witness handling, appeals, arbitration appeals and arbitration award enforcement proceedings.

Philip’s arbitration work includes both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including LCIA, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC and SCC. Philip also accepts appointments as and has experience as an arbitrator, including as an ICC arbitrator.

Adept at Spanish, French and Mandarin, Philip is recognised as a leading junior in Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Shipping (Chambers & Partners, Chambers & Partners Global and Legal 500) and in Civil Fraud (Legal 500).

Duncan Matthews QC, 20 Essex Street’s co-head of Chambers says: “Philip is a first class commercial advocate and his arrival is further proof of the investments being made in Chambers’ capabilities, after the recent addition of Gordon Nardell QC and Tim Hill QC to the set. We are delighted he has decided to take up tenancy.”

Christopher Hancock QC, 20 Essex Street’s other co-head of Chambers says: “Philip will further strengthen Chambers’ commercial dispute resolution offering, to meet client demand. 20 Essex Street Members are rightly proud of their long track record of advising clients on high profile and complex cross-border commercial disputes, and the addition of Philip to Chambers only bolsters those capabilities further.”

Philip adds: “I am very pleased to be joining 20 Essex Street. Its outstanding reputation in complex international commercial dispute work makes it well-placed to take advantage of the huge demand from both emerging and developed markets for excellence in this field. I look forward to working with Chambers’ highly-regarded practitioners and support team.


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