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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

Alexander Thompson

Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

Languages: French (proficient); Italian (proficient); Spanish (proficient)

Alexander practises across a broad range of areas in commercial and international law.  He is well known for his work as a specialist junior acting in complex cases on private international law and jurisdictional immunities.

In his commercial work, Alexander keeps a wide practice. He acts in general commercial disputes, fraud, maritime law and international trade, insurance (in particular P&I Club and marine insurance), aviation, joint ventures, and company and insolvency disputes.

He appears in international arbitrations including under ICC and LCIA Rules and has been instructed in cases at all levels of the judicial hierarchy, including the High Court (Commercial Court and Chancery Division), Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union.

Increasingly Alexander is developing a practice in cross-border IP disputes involving difficult questions of conflict of laws in copyright, patent and related claims in the Intellectual Property List.

Alexander is an adept linguist and has extensive experience working with underlying documentation in French, Spanish and Italian.  He has particular experience of working with Spanish and Latin American clients, as well as with teams of foreign lawyers and experts in issues of foreign law.

Together with Professor Andrew Dickinson (Oxford University), Alexander is the author of The State Immunity Act 1978 (OUP, forthcoming), a new edition based on one of the leading texts in the law of jurisdictional immunities.

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