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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 3CL

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 3CL

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

Oliver Caplin

Oliver Caplin

Call: 2012

Languages: Italian (conversational)

Oliver has a broad commercial practice which particularly focuses on international trade, jurisdiction, IP/IT, and dry-shipping disputes (including ship construction).

His commercial work spans a number of different sectors, including up and downstream oil and gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and IT, and sports. Many of his cases involve jurisdictional or other conflicts of laws issues. Oliver has developed particular experience in the area of anti-suit injunctive relief.

He appears frequently in the Commercial Court, both as sole counsel and as a junior to a QC. Oliver has also appeared a number of times in the Court of Appeal. He regularly represents clients in arbitral proceedings (both in London and Singapore) before the LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, GAFTA and FOSFA, as well as related arbitration applications in the Commercial Court.

Before coming to the Bar, Oliver trained and practised as a medical doctor. As a result, he has a particular interest in commercial litigation falling within the life sciences and technology industries. His scientific training also assists more generally with technical disputes involving issues of (bio)chemistry, physics, and engineering.

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He is very responsive, organised and proactive and has an impressive work ethic; his calm unflappable demeanour assists him in managing clients and expectations.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

He is quick and very bright.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

Oliver Caplin is one of the most prominent shipping juniors at the Bar, gaining recognition for his adept handling of complex dry shipping and commodities disputes.

Who’s Who Legal 2019

He is able to move quickly through large volumes of information and identify the pertinent issues.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

'An absolutely outstanding litigator’ with ‘impressive expertise in dry shipping disputes’.

Who's Who Legal 2018

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