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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

David Lewis QC

David Lewis QC

Silk: 2014 Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

Languages: French (proficient)

David is a specialist advocate who took silk in 2014 at the age of 36. He practises in a wide range of general commercial and private international law disputes, with a particular emphasis on energy and natural resources, civil fraud and the conflict of laws.

A substantial amount of his work is in international arbitration. David has acted as lead counsel in arbitration hearings in numerous jurisdictions worldwide, including frequently in Singapore, where he was based permanently from 2009 to 2010. He was nominated for ‘International Arbitration Silk of the Year 2019’ by The Legal 500.

He has also appeared before the courts of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar.

David is renowned for his strategic instincts as to how judges and arbitrators think, his incisive intellect and his responsiveness.

He also accepts appointments as arbitrator, and has acted as arbitrator under various institutional rules and ad hoc.

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He is an excellent advocate, hardworking and destined for the top.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Efficient, very intelligent, quick at turning things around, very pleasant and good to deal with. His written work is clear, succinct and effective.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A leader in his field who is destined for the top; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and exceptional advocacy skills.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

David is wonderful to work with, he's highly responsive and always available.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

His attention to detail is astonishing and his written submissions are some of the best I have ever seen.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

His attention to detail is astonishing and his written submissions in particular are some of the best I have ever seen at his level.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Very clever, responsive and a source of clear and concise advice.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He has a down-to-earth approach to advocacy and is very respectful to all concerned, but still lands the body blows.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is flexible, and open to the clients' need, and is extremely responsive.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He engages with everything, pays good attention to detail and will fight for his clients.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He's a very good, very elegant advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He provides superb and detailed analysis, and is responsive too.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Very effective and incisive. He is hard-working, intellectually gifted and a pleasure to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A lethal advocate with copious amounts of charm and the ability to disarm the most hostile judges.

Chambers UK 2018

An excellent advocate. He's able to cut through all the things that aren't relevant to find the right solution. He's approachable, practical and efficient.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

Measured and magisterial, he is very bright, responsive and committed; he should go very far.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

He is simply exceptional

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

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