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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.

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Twenty Essex
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

Twenty Essex
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

Sam Goodman

Sam Goodman

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2019 (AIFC)

Sam specialises in complex, high-value commercial litigation and arbitration. His broad practice has a particular focus on civil fraud/asset recovery, energy, technology, banking, company and international trade. The legal directories rank Sam in several practice areas, in particular as a Rising Star in ‘Commercial Litigation’, ‘Fraud: Civil’ and ‘International Arbitration: Counsel’ and as a Band 1 Leading Junior in ‘Cryptocurrency’. He is described as “miles ahead of his peers, and often his seniors; a great barrister to work with in all respects”; “an outstanding prospect. He is an excellent lawyer who shows great judgement and is very articulate”; “a rising star in the fintech space and digital space particularly”; and as having “outstanding abilities on difficult matters, with judgement well beyond his years”.

Sam has experience of substantial litigation before the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He is regularly instructed (both led and unled) on interim applications such as freezing orders, search orders, prohibitory injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal/Bankers Trust relief. He acts in international arbitrations under a variety of rules (LCIA, ICC, SCC, LMAA etc.) as well as in English court proceedings in aid of arbitral proceedings and concerning the enforcement of arbitration awards.

Sam has a particularly strong civil fraud/asset recovery practice, having been instructed in several multibillion dollar international fraud disputes over the last couple of years. He is a Founding Committee member of “ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Starters”, an industry group for the next generation of fraud, insolvency and asset recovery practitioners. Sam’s substantial experience in cyberfraud and cryptocurrency disputes includes co-authoring the “Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts”, which has been cited with approval by courts in England and New Zealand. His expertise in this field was recently recognised when he was named as the youngest lawyer in Global Data Review’s “40 Under 40”. Sam is one of the founding members of CFAAR (Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery), the first global network for professionals working in the crypto-fraud field.

Prior to joining Twenty Essex, Sam taught private international law as a Teaching Fellow on UCL’s Conflict of Laws course. He has previously worked at litigation boutique Kobre & Kim LLP, where his matters included the representation of Chevron Corporation in relation to the long-running $18 billion Lago Agrio fraud litigation.

 

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He is a rising star in the fintech space and digital space particularly. He knows his stuff when it comes to crypto. He is clearly very bright and he knows a lot about the field.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2022 (Band 1)

An outstanding prospect. He is an excellent lawyer who shows great judgement and is very articulate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 (Tier 1, Rising stars)

Miles ahead of his peers, and often his seniors; a great barrister to work with in all respects.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 (Tier 1, Rising stars)

Sam has showed outstanding abilities on difficult matters, with judgement well beyond his years. His drafting and overall knowledge of arbitration law are particularly impressive.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 (Tier 1, Rising stars)

A junior to watch for sure and already punching above his weight.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021 (Tier 1, Rising stars)

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