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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

Andrew Ayres QC

Andrew Ayres QC

Silk: 2015 Call: 1996 (England & Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands); 2020 (Cayman Islands)

Languages: French (conversational)

Andrew has an established commercial disputes practice, with a core of trial advocacy before courts and tribunals across the globe.

He has strong multi-jurisdictional connections, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, the Caribbean and within the wider offshore community.

He has been recommended in the legal directories in the following areas: commercial litigation, banking & finance, civil fraud, company & partnership and commercial chancery. Andrew also specialises in urgent injunctive relief, including freezing, search orders and the appointment of provisional liquidators.

Andrew appears before all courts and tribunals in England and Wales, including the courts and lists of the Business and Property Courts, including the Commercial and Admiralty Courts, Circuit Commercial Courts, the Technology and Construction Court, the Financial List, and the Company and Insolvency List, together with the balance of the Queen’s Bench Division, the Administrative Court and the higher Appellate Courts.

Andrew also appears as Counsel at international and domestic arbitrations (including LCIA, ICC, SIAC, DIAC, ICSID, under UNCITRAL rules and ad hoc).

Andrew takes appointments as arbitrator.

Andrew has a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors and services, including aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, energy and natural resources, fraud and asset tracing, international trade, joint ventures, professional liability and risk, structured products and derivatives and TMT.

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Commercial and client-focused, he's a real team player whom it's pleasure to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

Very precise in his written work and works well with the team.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020-21

Andrew consistently meets the challenge of advising on complex legal issues which need to be considered within a short timeframe.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

Extremely eloquent and one of the best advocates I've seen.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020-21

He's a real team player and is very commercial.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

A delight to work with.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

He is everything you would expect from a QC at a top set. He's got an unrivalled eye for detail, commercial awareness and he's as good as it gets on his feet in court - he's just an absolute natural.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He has an elegant style.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Shows sensitivity and handles things very nicely and courteously. He is very effective in terms of identifying the concerns the tribunal will have and dealing with them appropriately.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Leaves no stone unturned.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

His advocacy is much admired, particularly by solicitors, who admire his calmness under fire.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A tremendous support and a real team player on financial markets litigation.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

He has a genuine talent for communicating complex strategic thoughts and concepts in simple terms.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Happy to roll up his sleeves with strong technical skills and good judgement.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

A real team player - he listens to everyone's views and allows them the opportunity to speak.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Exceptional in terms of how he manages clients, even in the most difficult disputes.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

An excellent advocate who is very good with clients, very responsive and a pleasure to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Clients love his road maps to success; the judge always seems happy to be guided by him.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

A highly intelligent man, who presents his cases in a calm, measured and sensible manner, free of histrionics.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Polished, efficient and effective.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Has the ability to make complex matters seem straightforward, and also has excellent emotional intelligence which enables him to read a room perfectly and present in a way that gets the best out of everyone.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Andrew is an excellent advocate, who inspires confidence. As well as being on top of the law, he is very commercial and does not hesitate to give a view.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

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