20 Essex Street is delighted to announce that Gordon Nardell QC, formerly of 39 Essex Chambers, will join Chambers with effect from 21 December 2015.
Gordon is well known for his UK, EU and international work in energy sector disputes, including claims under the Energy Charter Treaty and other international instruments. He also acts in complex litigation and arbitration, in Europe and Asia, covering a range of contract, investment and environmental claims in related sectors including utilities, natural resources and waste. Gordon’s EU practice covers procurement, competition and State aid rules in energy and other regulated markets such as telecoms, financial services and carriage of goods. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Gordon was a commercial litigation solicitor before practising public international law at the Council of Europe in the 1990s. He moved to the Bar from the UK Parliamentary Counsel Office where he was a member of the drafting teams for the Competition Act 1998, Human Rights Act 1998 and Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. He continues to undertake Parliamentary and public affairs work in the UK and internationally.
Duncan Matthews QC, 20 Essex Street’s co-head of Chambers says: “Gordon is a highly regarded QC and augments our Public International Law and Commercial capabilities, particularly with relation to the energy sector.”
Christopher Hancock QC, 20 Essex Street’s other co-head of Chambers says: “20 Essex Street is delighted to welcome Gordon. His expertise and focus on the energy sector fits perfectly with our growing practice.”
Gordon Nardell adds: “I am very pleased to be joining 20 Essex Street against a background of huge change in the energy sector. Growing Asian economies and policy uncertainty in Europe, all at a time of international pressure to develop clean power sources, have created major challenges, which the law and lawyers are increasingly called on to resolve. I look forward to working with 20 Essex Street’s renowned commercial and international practitioners at this exciting time.”