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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

Paul Lowenstein QC

Paul Lowenstein QC

Silk: 2009 Call: 1988

Languages: French (proficient); German (basic); Italian (basic)

Paul is a leading commercial silk in domestic and international litigation and arbitration. A pre-eminent courtroom advocate, he has expertise in high-profile, heavy and sensitive commercial, financial and international disputes of all kinds.

He is regularly instructed in complex and ground-breaking international and domestic fraud and asset-tracing cases, often involving pre-emptive injunctions, disclosure, and jurisdictional and choice of law issues. Paul also has strong and overlapping practices in the fields of banking and finance, information technology and telecommunications, professional negligence, and media.

Paul has been listed for many years as a leading silk in several categories including commercial dispute resolution and civil fraud in all the principal directories. Acknowledged as a formidable advocate and an accomplished cross-examiner, Paul is a team player and expert strategist with a highly commercial approach. He firmly believes in maintaining a broad commercial practice and regularly leads groups of barristers both within his core fields of practice and in diverse and specialist areas.

Paul is regularly instructed in international and domestic arbitration and in English court proceedings in aid of arbitral proceedings and in connection with the enforcement of arbitration awards and foreign judgments. He also advises overseas lawyers on issues arising in domestic and international litigation and arbitration and gives expert evidence on issues of English law and procedure arising in foreign proceedings.

He is a qualified Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) mediator and an experienced mediation advocate.

Paul is an active senior advocacy trainer at the Middle Temple and sits as a Chairman of Bar Disciplinary Tribunals. He is also a Chairman of the Trustees of the International Law Book Facility (ILBF), a registered charity that provides used printed legal texts to the developing world. In 2015, Paul was nominated for the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award for his work with the ILBF.

He is a member of the Investment Committee of Harbour Litigation Funding.

Paul was a nominee both for the ‘Barrister of the Year’ award at The Lawyer Awards (London, 2019) and for the ‘Commercial Advocate of the Year’ award at the Legal Week Awards (London, 2019).

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He is just a supreme advocate and a master of the art: a very good communicator who is very measured and ensures that points are not lost in translation.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Polished, confident, and stylish in the way he goes about his business.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Thinks outside the box and is not limited by current legal thinking.

Who's Who Legal, Asset Recovery 2019

Undoubtedly one of the genuine fraud specialists.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Very forthright and no-nonsense in court; he takes good points, and has a very aggressive style.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

An excellent cross-examiner.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A silk who can be relied upon to deal soundly with difficult hearings.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Paul is very responsive, and stands out for his robust and measured approach.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is incredibly bright.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He's an excellent option for representation in complex contractual disputes, and has good experience in the automotive sector.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A very strong advocate.

Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2019

He is known for his experience in a range of telecoms contracts and IT disputes.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Thought Leader for Asset Recovery.

Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders GIR 2019

A very gathered individual, who has impressive self-control and doesn't put a foot wrong.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He is aggressive and effective.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A wonderful cross-examiner who has a great presence in court. Paul can deal soundly with difficult hearings and makes creative applications involving injunctive relief.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

An immensely impressive commercial silk; extremely thorough, hardworking and responsive.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

A wonderful cross-examiner, who is very tenacious and has good client-handling instincts.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A very formidable advocate, who’s prepared to regularly stress-test your case in detail.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

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