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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

Philip Riches

Philip Riches

Call: 2001

Languages: Spanish (proficient); French (proficient); Mandarin (conversational)

Philip has a wide-ranging commercial practice in international litigation and arbitration.

His work covers all aspects of commercial litigation in the English courts and in well-recognised international arbitration forums, including LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations.

Philip has extensive experience of advising clients and acting as an advocate in complex, high-value commercial disputes, including in the energy, mining, banking and finance, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, and trade and shipping industries. He is regularly instructed in shareholder, joint venture and fraud disputes. Many of his cases involve jurisdiction and conflicts of law disputes.

His expertise covers applications, trials, appeals, arbitration appeals and enforcement proceedings for both judgments and arbitral awards.

In recent years, Philip has particularly focused on work from emerging markets, in particular the CIS (especially Ukraine and Russia), China, West Africa, Brazil and Venezuela. He has lived and worked in China (mainland and Hong Kong) and South America (Argentina).

Philip is regularly instructed as an expert in foreign proceedings, particularly on issues of English arbitration law.

He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator, with experience as an ICC and as an SCC arbitrator.

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A very strong senior junior who is capable of handling silk-level work…

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A very good, elegant advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He's very thorough, has an excellent manner with clients and good judgement of which legal arguments to pursue.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He has a real talent for taking on any kind of case and finding his way through.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A superstar junior who is responsive, commercial and bright.

Chambers UK Bar 2017

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