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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

19/03/2012

Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary Between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal

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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg (a Tribunal composed of 21 judges and established under the UN Law of the Sea Convention) gave judgment on 14 March 2012 in a maritime boundary dispute between the Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.  Sir Michael Wood was one of Myanmar’s Counsel.


The judgment, which is available here, delimits the whole of the maritime boundary between the two States in the Bay of Bengal: in the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone, and throughout the continental shelf, and thus resolves a long-standing international dispute.


This landmark judgment is the first to be handed down by the Hamburg Tribunal in a maritime delimitation case.  It deals with novel questions of the law of the sea, including the delimitation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles and the relationship between such delimitation and the work of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.   It is likely to be of major significance for many States with extended continental shelves.


 

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