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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

Gordon Nardell QC

Gordon Nardell QC

Silk: 2010 Call: 1995

Languages: French (fluent); German (conversational); Italian (conversational)

Gordon specialises in international litigation and arbitration. He has a particular focus on claims by and against state bodies, especially in the areas of energy, infrastructure and natural resources. Gordon is also known for his work in other sectors including regulated markets such as transport, public/private partnerships and financial services.

He has extensive experience of EU and public international law. Gordon’s cases often involve regulatory issues and international trade and investment disputes. Since the UK’s 2016 EU referendum he has advised extensively on Brexit issues affecting business and government. He has served on bodies including the ICC’s Brexit Advisory Group and the Mutual Market Access Working Group sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Gordon accepts arbitral appointments, ad hoc and under the rules of the main institutions. He is also a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator.

He began his professional career as a commercial litigation solicitor. In the 1990s he practised public international law at the Council of Europe and served as UK Parliamentary Counsel before moving to the Bar.

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Very good with clients, extremely thorough, has a good mastery of the detail and is an accomplished advocate

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Offers a mix of seniority, pragmatism and user-friendliness.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A decisive and accomplished QC

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A good advocate who knows how to treat judges. He has a very warm personality and is good with clients.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He manages clients very well and grasps the issues very quickly.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He knows how the regulator thinks and has excellent presentation skills. He is easy to access, commercial and considered.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

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