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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

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

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

David St John Sutton

David St John Sutton

Call: 1966 (English solicitor); 1988 (Hong Kong solicitor); 1995 (French Advocat); 2001 (Barrister)

Languages: French (fluent)

David is a full-time arbitrator practicing in London and Paris in international commercial and investment disputes. He is also an accredited mediator.

He has been involved with international arbitration for many years, first as counsel and then as arbitrator and author. David also practiced commercial litigation in the courts of England and Hong Kong.

Until 2001, David was a partner in the law firm of Allen & Overy where, with the benefit of a higher advocacy certificate, he led that firm’s dispute resolution department in London for many years. He also practiced as counsel and arbitrator in Hong Kong, and later in Paris, before leaving Allen & Overy. As counsel, David acted for government entities, utilities, banks and commercial undertakings in a variety of disputes.

His professional experience as an arbitrator extends to a wide range of transactions, relating to banking and finance, joint ventures, oil and gas (onshore, offshore and pricing), intellectual property, licencing of patents, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. David has also decided substantial claims involving civil fraud and related torts, as well as cross-border bankruptcy.

As an arbitrator, David has sat in many countries, east and west, and he has applied a variety of civil laws as well as common laws. He has been appointed as sole arbitrator and president of tribunals by many of the leading arbitration institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZCC), ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC. He has also conducted ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.

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An immensely experienced chair for a broad range of commercial disputes.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

Extremely experienced. He has a lovely, easy manner and knows how to manage a case.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He is a highly experienced and very well thought of lawyer.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

Extremely well regarded by counsel and peers alike.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

A pleasure to work with. He is meticulous, intelligent and diligent.

Chambers UK Bar 2017

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