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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

Kate Parlett

Kate Parlett

Call: 2015 (Bar of England and Wales); 2010 (Solicitor, England and Wales); 2005 (Solicitor, Australia)

Languages: French (conversational)

Kate specialises in public international law and international arbitration.

She acts for States and private entities on matters covering land and maritime boundaries, investment treaty and contract disputes, international trade law, human rights, law of the sea, State responsibility, treaty obligations, immunities, transboundary environmental harm, sanctions and international crimes. Kate regularly appears as an advocate before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Kate represents States and investors in investment treaty arbitrations, under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. She has also advised clients on how to structure their investments to take advantage of protections offered by investment treaties and foreign investment laws.

She has experience in international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rules.

Kate also sits as arbitrator.

She has taught public international law, international investment and commercial arbitration, and international human rights law at the universities of Cambridge, Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas), Queen Mary (University of London), Queen’s University (Canada), Queensland and at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Kate is ranked as a ‘Future Leader’ in the 2018 arbitration list and as a 2018 ‘UK Bar: Rising Star’ by Who’s Who Legal.

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Very hard-working, committed to her work and reliable.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Really excellent, very bright, and very hardworking.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

Kate Parlett stands out as 'one of the top barristers in public international law in London', and is well versed in handling complex international arbitration disputes. She is recognised particularly as 'a leading light in the law of the sea'.

Who's Who Legal, UK Bar, 2018

She has a good International Court of Justice pedigree.

Chambers & Partners UK 2018

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