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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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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

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

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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

20 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

16/09/2020

A breach of International Law in a very specific and limited way…

Twenty Essex has a proud legacy advising on complex and sensitive public international law mandates. Our barristers include former members and officials of government foreign ministries, international organisations and international courts and tribunals.

Professor Stefan Talmon has written an article providing a German perspective on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. He explains how the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court in 2015 had to deal with similar questions of treaty override. It had concluded that parliament can make laws that violate the country’s international treaty obligations and are thus valid and effective in the domestic legal order. At the same time, such laws constitute internationally wrongful acts that give rise to the responsibility of the State in the international legal order. That one and the same act can be both legal and illegal at the same time is a consequence of the dualist approach to international law taken by both Germany and the UK.

Professor Stefan Talmon is Professor of Public Law, Public International Law and European Law, and Co-Director of the Institute of Public International Law at the University of Bonn. He is currently also a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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