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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

05/09/2017

East Timor and Australia reach landmark maritime boundary dispute agreement

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After talks under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, East Timor and Australia have reached a landmark agreement that promises to end a maritime boundary dispute affecting the fate of oil and gas reserves estimated at US$40 billion. The agreement also addresses the legal status of the Greater Sunrise gas field located in the disputed waters and the establishment of a "special regime" for the development of the field and the sharing of revenues.

In a press release issued by the two states 30th August, East Timor and Australia reached an agreement in Copenhagen on the "central elements" of a permanent maritime boundary in the Timor Sea.

The deal came after a series of meetings with a five-member PCA commission.

Australia and East Timor say they will continue to meet with the commission with a view to formalising the agreement in October. They will also discuss the implications of the agreement with other stakeholders in the Timor Sea. The agreement will remain confidential until all outstanding issues have been resolved.

Members of 20 Essex Street also acted as representatives for East Timor and Australia, Sir Michael Wood KCMG for the former and Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC for the latter.


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