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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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Twenty Essex
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
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

Daniel Kalderimis

Daniel Kalderimis

Call: 1999 (New Zealand); 2005 (New York); 2006 (Solicitor, England & Wales); 2021 (Barrister, England & Wales)

Languages: French (Conversational)

Daniel Kalderimis has over 20 years’ experience as a versatile, effective and proven advocate who provides an edge in a wide range of complex disputes.

With broad experience and interests, he has a dedicated focus on advocacy in international arbitrations across the Asia-Pacific region. Daniel is also active in commercial and public law litigation, including in the emerging area of legal duties and climate change.

Daniel has appeared at all levels of the New Zealand court system and before numerous international tribunals in Singapore, London and elsewhere. Until December 2020, he was a partner in the dispute resolution team of Chapman Tripp where, after returning from practising international arbitration and public international law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London, he founded and led the firm’s international law practice. He is admitted in New Zealand, New York and England & Wales.

Daniel is widely recognised for his expertise in international arbitration, public and private international law and cross-border dispute resolution. He regularly acts as counsel in international arbitrations and has experience as an ICC arbitrator. Daniel acted on the first bilateral investment treaty arbitration held in New Zealand. Daniel is New Zealand’s national correspondent to UNCITRAL for the New York Convention and the Model Law.

Daniel has taught at Columbia Law School, Victoria University of Wellington Law School and Otago Law School. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.

He is recognised as a leading individual in dispute resolution in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 (where he is listed in the Hall of Fame for eight successive years of inclusion) and has, for a decade, been recommended by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.

Daniel resides in New Zealand and is a member of Thorndon Chambers in Wellington and Richmond Chambers in Auckland. His international practice is conducted through Twenty Essex in Singapore.

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Noted for his representation of some of New Zealand's most prestigious companies in high-profile matters, he is also highly respected for his expertise in the field of international law, acting regularly as both arbitration counsel and arbitrator.

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021; Chambers Global 2021

Daniel is one of the best advocates around.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2021

Offers advice on commercial disputes and is particularly adept in private international law and international arbitration, working with a broad range of industries.

Chambers Global, 2020

He is a well-known arbitration specialist beyond the Asia-Pacific region.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2021

According to one market source, ‘he has a unique skill set in the sense that he is a very good litigator who understands international law, trade and trade remedies. He traverses both worlds, which is very rare in a small market like New Zealand.’

Chambers Global, 2020

I was impressed by Daniel’s mastery of the detail, hard work, and powerful hearing room presence.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2021

... dubbed ‘a very impressive guru of litigation’ by one client, while another characterises him as an ‘excellent strategist,’ known for his ‘great communication skills and ability to identify the essence of an issue’.

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021

Clients describe him as ‘a sharp, skilled advocate’, who is ‘extremely easy to work with’ and ‘excellent in landmark cases’.

The Legal 500, 2016-2020

He has real genius and a razor-sharp understanding of legal issues, which he translates into effective advocacy.

Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, 2019

Clients say that Daniel is extremely smart, a great communicator and a really compelling advocate.

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018

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