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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.

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

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

07/03/2018

Australia and Timor-Leste sign historic treaty establishing maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea

On 6 March 2018, Australia and Timor-Leste signed a treaty establishing their maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea. This historic treaty, concluded as the culmination of the first ever compulsory conciliation under Annex V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), was part of a Comprehensive Package Agreement between the Parties of 30 August 2017 which also included an “action plan” for engagement leading to a decision on the development of the Greater Sunrise gas field. The signing of the Treaty, in the presence of the UN Secretary-General at UN Headquarters in New York, was marked by a press release by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, which acted as the secretariat for the UNCLOS Annex V Conciliation Commission, making public the 30 August 2017 Comprehensive Package Agreement, the Maritime Boundaries Treaty, and a Conciliation Commission paper on the comparative development options available for the Greater Sunrise field from Timor-LNG and Darwin-LNG concepts.

Members of 20 Essex Street advised and represented both Parties in this historic endeavour, Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC for Australia and Sir Michael Wood for Timor-Leste.

Further information on the conciliation process is available from the PCA website.