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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

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

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

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Andrew Ayres QC and Andrew Dinsmore instructed on multi-million dollar fraud claim against alleged associates of former Steinhoff Group CEO
Commercial Court dismisses wasted expenditure claim in fuel oil dispute
Commercial Court dismisses wasted expenditure claim in fuel oil dispute
Zacaroli J clarifies solicitors’ right to obtain security for their unpaid fees
Zacaroli J clarifies solicitors’ right to obtain security for their unpaid fees
Too late to bring dishonesty claim against company director who was a witness in an earlier action
Dutch Court orders Shell to reduce CO2 emissions in landmark climate change case
BPOI successful in US$17m restitution claim in the Commercial Court
BPOI successful in US$17m restitution claim in the Commercial Court
Copyright infringement and breach of confidence claim against American Express Global Business Travel proceeds in England
Copyright infringement and breach of confidence claim against American Express Global Business Travel proceeds in England
Court of Appeal rules on approach to inconsistency and conflicts between documents
Court of Appeal rules on approach to inconsistency and conflicts between documents
Commercial Court hands down important judgment on meaning of Petroleum Act
Commercial Court hands down important judgment on meaning of Petroleum Act
Diplomatic immunity and human rights
Singaporean and English law diverge on fundamental contract law issue: Singapore Court of Appeal rejects reasoning in Rock Advertising
Judgment on DBAs, disclosure orders and enforcement of proprietary claims
Judgment on DBAs, disclosure orders and enforcement of proprietary claims
High Court deliberates modified universalism and the Brussels Recast Regulation in the context of Ukrainian insolvency proceedings
High Court deliberates modified universalism and the Brussels Recast Regulation in the context of Ukrainian insolvency proceedings
Italian Supreme Court confirms that certain age restrictions are lawful for pilots in aviation companies engaged in national intelligence activities
Security for costs ordered against claimants based in Iran and Dubai
Security for costs ordered against claimants based in Iran and Dubai
Summary judgment awarded on the merits in a substantial banking tech-fraud
Important decision on s.9 Arbitration Act 1996 stay of proceedings in multi-billion Mozambique dispute
Important decision on s.9 Arbitration Act 1996 stay of proceedings in multi-billion Mozambique dispute
Impact of insolvency on African arbitration proceedings – Court allows joinder and rejects s67 challenge in Ugandan Rift Valley Railways dispute
Gareth Henry and Simone Edwards v Jamaica – IACHR
Insurance litigation under the Recast Brussels Regulation [2021] LMCLQ 27
Insurance litigation under the Recast Brussels Regulation [2021] LMCLQ 27
Successful s67 appeal: Commercial Court sets aside two GAFTA awards for want of substantive jurisdiction
Successful s67 appeal: Commercial Court sets aside two GAFTA awards for want of substantive jurisdiction
ICJ holds it has no jurisdiction over Qatar’s claims of racial discrimination against the UAE
US Supreme Court upholds Germany’s plea of State immunity in the “Welfenschatz” case
US Supreme Court upholds Germany’s plea of State immunity in the “Welfenschatz” case
OECD claims against BHP, Anglo American, Glencore and Ireland’s state-owned energy provider lodged today
Take or pay: breach of capacity obligation causes no loss
Orient-Express Goes West: Victory for insureds in the FCA business interruption test case
Supreme Court grants Guaidó Board permission to appeal in Venezuela Gold dispute
Security for costs in the Commercial Court
Security for costs in the Commercial Court
Rare successful s69 appeal: Incorporation of terms into bills of lading, and joint insurance funds in the war risks/K&R context
Supreme Court delivers landmark judgment in Halliburton v Chubb
High Court delivers Judgment in high-profile diplomatic immunity case – Monica Feria-Tinta appeared for the family of Harry Dunn
High Court delivers Judgment in high-profile diplomatic immunity case – Monica Feria-Tinta appeared for the family of Harry Dunn
Fraud victim permitted to use Norwich Pharmacal/Bankers Trust disclosure for claims against disclosing bank
Thomas Raphael QC and Sam Goodman successful in defending jurisdiction challenge for Qatar Airways arising out of Qatar diplomatic crisis
Thomas Raphael QC and Sam Goodman successful in defending jurisdiction challenge for Qatar Airways arising out of Qatar diplomatic crisis
Monica Feria-Tinta secures UN intervention in COVID-19 mining dispute
Turkey’s mass surveillance case: Monica Feria-Tinta in third party intervention to the UN Human Rights Committee
High Court resolves long-standing uncertainty over the availability of damages in addition to demurrage
Professor Stefan Talmon submits amicus brief to US Supreme Court regarding ‘Guelph Treasure’
Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”
“Unprecedented” extension of time for Nigeria in US$10 billion award set aside application
“Unprecedented” extension of time for Nigeria in US$10 billion award set aside application
Monica Feria-Tinta in Mexican Supreme Court’s mining law case
Monica Feria-Tinta in ‘Rights of Nature’ landmark case
Court grants extension of time to commence arbitration under AA 1996 s12
Court grants extension of time to commence arbitration under AA 1996 s12
Supreme Court grants permission to appeal Alize 1954 v Allianz (“CMA CGM LIBRA”)
Court of Appeal rejects international law challenge to UK decisions on the Chagos Islands
Court of Appeal rejects international law challenge to UK decisions on the Chagos Islands
Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading LLC (“The Leonidas”)
Harris Bor appears in multi-billion dollar Avonwick Dispute
Harris Bor appears in multi-billion dollar Avonwick Dispute
Monica Feria-Tinta on the BBC discussing legal intervention protecting rainforests and natural world of global importance
Landmark case on reflective loss: Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja
FCA test case to assess business interruption insurance policies
FCA test case to assess business interruption insurance policies
Commercial Court rules that Juan Guaidó is interim President of Venezuela and his appointments are Acts of State
Monica Feria-Tinta acting in Cerrejón mine COVID-19 dispute
Digitisation of Hong Kong’s judiciary: introducing Hong Kong’s first decision to allow service by access to data room
Digitisation of Hong Kong’s judiciary: introducing Hong Kong’s first decision to allow service by access to data room
Collateral manager liable for loss of copper scrap
Collateral manager liable for loss of copper scrap
Andrew Fulton and Mark Tushingham instructed in battle for control of $1 billion of Venezuelan gold
Court of Appeal grants anti-suit injunction to block US extraterritorial enforcement measures
International Group P&I Club letters of indemnity return to the courts
Conditional Restraint
Conditional Restraint
Prevention principle & notification requirements to move delivery and cancellation dates – SAJ Form
Debarring order in £16 million fraud claim
Debarring order in £16 million fraud claim
High Court sentences directors to prison for breach of anti-suit injunctions
Qingdao Huiquan Shipping v Shanghai Dong He Xin [2019] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 520
Qingdao Huiquan Shipping v Shanghai Dong He Xin [2019] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 520
Kaefer Aislamientos SA de CV v AMS Drilling Mexico SA de CV and Others (The “Atlantic Tiburon 1”)
Kaefer Aislamientos SA de CV v AMS Drilling Mexico SA de CV and Others (The “Atlantic Tiburon 1”)
Andrew Dinsmore instructed on Covid-19 business interruption coverage
Glencore Energy UK Ltd v Freeport Holdings Ltd (the “Lady M”) [2019] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 109
Midnight Marine Ltd & Another v Thomas Miller Speciality Underwriting Agency Ltd (The “Labhauler”)
Midnight Marine Ltd & Another v Thomas Miller Speciality Underwriting Agency Ltd (The “Labhauler”)
Blue Moon: Commercial Court upholds section 68 arbitration award challenge
Nobiskrug GmbH v Valla Yachts Ltd – QBD
Minister of Finance (Incorporated) 1Malaysia Development Berhad v International Petroleum Investment Company Aabar Investments PJS
Minister of Finance (Incorporated) 1Malaysia Development Berhad v International Petroleum Investment Company Aabar Investments PJS
Guglielmo Verdirame QC and Kate Parlett represent HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein on highly complex immunities issues
Guglielmo Verdirame QC and Kate Parlett represent HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein on highly complex immunities issues
A whole new cryptocurrency world: Supreme Court of India lifts RBI ban
A whole new cryptocurrency world: Supreme Court of India lifts RBI ban
Ga-Hyun Chung v Silver Dry Bulk Co Ltd
Ga-Hyun Chung v Silver Dry Bulk Co Ltd
Top 20 cases to watch in 2020: The Lawyer
Insurers, ransomware and Bitcoin
Philippa Webb in leapfrog appeal from Employment Appeal Tribunal to Supreme Court
Philippa Webb in leapfrog appeal from Employment Appeal Tribunal to Supreme Court
Colombian farmers secure £3 million freezing injunction against UK oil company
Monica Feria-Tinta joins trial observation of the brother of former Colombian President in “Twelve Apostles” case
Monica Feria-Tinta joins trial observation of the brother of former Colombian President in “Twelve Apostles” case
Scope of power to correct awards – Article 27 of the LCIA Rules 1998
Monica Feria-Tinta acting before the United Nations Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances
Inspection of documents under CPR 51U para 21 and correction of awards under Article 27 LCIA rules
Inspection of documents under CPR 51U para 21 and correction of awards under Article 27 LCIA rules
David Lewis QC and Andrew Dinsmore in jurisdiction challenge on role of multiplicity of proceedings in proper forum analysis
David Lewis QC and Andrew Dinsmore in jurisdiction challenge on role of multiplicity of proceedings in proper forum analysis
Sudhanshu Swaroop QC and John Bethell in Supreme Court case on the international law of torture
Sudhanshu Swaroop QC and John Bethell in Supreme Court case on the international law of torture
When can the English court protect its jurisdiction and judgments?
Success in recent judgment for Natixis
Monica Feria-Tinta instructed in Montara oil spill case
Close enough: personal service when faced with personal security
Close enough: personal service when faced with personal security
Declaratory relief: What’s the use?
Declaratory relief: What’s the use?
The Chang Hang Guang Rong [2019] EWHC 2284 (Comm)
Delhi High Court enforces SIAC Award and directs deposit of payment
David Lewis QC and Andrew Dinsmore appear in jurisdiction challenge considering the role of multiplicity of proceedings in proper forum analysis
Employment tribunal rules that diplomatic immunity does not protect Saudi diplomat from claims of human trafficking and modern slavery
Supreme Court sets aside decision of Knowles J in long-running marine insurance dispute
Supreme Court sets aside decision of Knowles J in long-running marine insurance dispute
Cyber fraud in commodities trading: who picks up the pieces?
B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd: Sam Goodman instructed in first Bitcoin trial in Singapore
B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd: Sam Goodman instructed in first Bitcoin trial in Singapore
English Court grants worldwide freezing order to aid enforcement of arbitration award, despite lack of connections with England
Damages reduced to less than 1% on M/V Norstar Case
Damages reduced to less than 1% on M/V Norstar Case
Brandt v Liverpool contract does not give the English Court jurisdiction
Andrew Dinsmore instructed in group action against Marriott for data breach
Divisional Court dismisses latest challenges to UK government policy on the Chagos Islands
Divisional Court dismisses latest challenges to UK government policy on the Chagos Islands
Henry Byam-Cook and Belinda McRae successful in Court of Appeal fiduciary duty case
Conversant Wireless Technologies Sàrl v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & ors [2019] EWCA Civ 38
Conversant Wireless Technologies Sàrl v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & ors [2019] EWCA Civ 38
Recycled judgment will not be enforced in England – SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Limited
Recycled judgment will not be enforced in England – SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Limited
The procedural clash: case management stay, or can I go now?
CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown & 30 ors
The Lady M: case review
The dangers of CPR 38.7: two bites of the cherry?
The dangers of CPR 38.7: two bites of the cherry?
Andrew Dinsmore instructed on Cathay Pacific data breach
Commercial Court grants “contractual” anti-suit injunction against a non-party
Astex Therapeutics Ltd v AstraZeneca AB [2018] EWCA Civ 2444
Astex Therapeutics Ltd v AstraZeneca AB [2018] EWCA Civ 2444
Indemnity costs order overturned
Indemnity costs order overturned
Privy Council rules that assets of State-owned entities not immune from enforcement
Privy Council rules that assets of State-owned entities not immune from enforcement
Guglielmo Verdirame in ICSID victory for the Republic of Kenya
Guglielmo Verdirame in ICSID victory for the Republic of Kenya
Andrew Dinsmore instructed on British Airways data breach case
Alleged violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights
Alleged violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights
20 Essex Street in offshore win for Alexander Vik
Commercial Court gives judgment in ground breaking ‘persons unknown’ cyber-fraud litigation
Committal proceedings ordered for breach of anti-suit injunction: MTC v PH
Committal proceedings ordered for breach of anti-suit injunction: MTC v PH
The Songa Winds judgment handed down by Court of Appeal
Guglielmo Verdirame acting on Boris Becker case
Court of Appeal upholds claim against Bank under letter of indemnity
Court of Appeal upholds claim against Bank under letter of indemnity
Judgment: Commercial Court rules on State Immunity as regards enforcement of an arbitral award
Judgment: Commercial Court rules on State Immunity as regards enforcement of an arbitral award
Orexim Trading Limited v Mahavir Port and Terminal Private Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1660
Orexim Trading Limited v Mahavir Port and Terminal Private Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1660
Court of Appeal clarifies law as to service of claims under s423 of Insolvency Act out of the jurisdiction
Court of Appeal clarifies law as to service of claims under s423 of Insolvency Act out of the jurisdiction
Judgment: Luke Pearce and Mark Tushingham successful in Court of Appeal
Judgment: Luke Pearce and Mark Tushingham successful in Court of Appeal
Judgment: even when an Award may be unclear in its reasoning, a section 69 challenge is not precluded
A will o’ the wisp recedes: the rule against reflective loss applies to claims by an unsecured creditor
A will o’ the wisp recedes: the rule against reflective loss applies to claims by an unsecured creditor
David Lewis QC successfully resists application for worldwide freezing order in support of enforcement of ICC Paris Arbitration Award
David Lewis QC successfully resists application for worldwide freezing order in support of enforcement of ICC Paris Arbitration Award
Tony Beswetherick acting for the trustees of Boris Becker
Tony Beswetherick acting for the trustees of Boris Becker
Who wears the trousers? – 20 Essex Street team mount successful challenge to school uniform policy in education law dispute
Who wears the trousers? – 20 Essex Street team mount successful challenge to school uniform policy in education law dispute
Go West! Did the recasting of the Brussels Regulation sink West Tankers?
High Court grants domain name injunction to assist victim of alleged cyberfraud
High Court grants domain name injunction to assist victim of alleged cyberfraud
Whether arbitration agreement in underlying contract extends to claims under bills of exchange
Whether arbitration agreement in underlying contract extends to claims under bills of exchange
In a bind? Supreme Court sets out radical new position on the law of contractual variation
In a bind? Supreme Court sets out radical new position on the law of contractual variation
Arbitral appointments: broadening horizons or getting into deep water?
High Court rules on the “reasonable period” in Article 39(2) VCDR, during which diplomatic privileges and immunities will continue to operate
High Court rules on the “reasonable period” in Article 39(2) VCDR, during which diplomatic privileges and immunities will continue to operate
Breaking new ground in fraud recovery claims: Paul Lowenstein QC and Matthew McGhee article published by IBA
Judgment: Kyokuyo Co Ltd v A P Møller-Maersk A/S trading as "Maersk Line" ("The Maersk Tangier")
Judgment: Kyokuyo Co Ltd v A P Møller-Maersk A/S trading as "Maersk Line" ("The Maersk Tangier")
First jurisdiction decision in a FRAND case
First jurisdiction decision in a FRAND case
Slovak Republic v Achmea: See you in Court
Slovak Republic v Achmea: See you in Court
Supreme Court gives green light to damages claims against those helping to hide frozen assets
Paul Lowenstein QC and Alistair Wooder of 20 Essex Street win for Eric Daniels, former CEO of Lloyds Banking Group
Paul Lowenstein QC and Alistair Wooder of 20 Essex Street win for Eric Daniels, former CEO of Lloyds Banking Group
Judgment: “SONGA WINDS” – important case for parties considering issuing/accepting a letter of indemnity on the international group standard form wording
Swedish Club v Connect Shipping – important questions relating to law of marine insurance, particularly to claims for constructive total loss
Andrew Dinsmore appeared for successful Claimants in first English authority to apply common law rule barring set-off against freight to aviation
Andrew Dinsmore appeared for successful Claimants in first English authority to apply common law rule barring set-off against freight to aviation
Judgment: J v G, guidance on when an arbitrator has jurisdiction to deal with disputes that arise subsequently to commencement of the arbitration reference
Judgment: J v G, guidance on when an arbitrator has jurisdiction to deal with disputes that arise subsequently to commencement of the arbitration reference
Judgments: Dr Kate Parlett represents Costa Rica in three ICJ cases
Judgments: Dr Kate Parlett represents Costa Rica in three ICJ cases
Michael Ashcroft QC and Belinda McRae successfully apply under rarely-used section 42 of the Arbitration Act 1996
Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 (Request for Advisory Opinion)
Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 (Request for Advisory Opinion)