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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

Simon C Milnes

Simon C Milnes

Call: 2005

Languages: Mandarin Chinese (proficient)

Simon specialises in international dispute resolution, especially in the fields of energy law, commodities, infrastructure and projects, ship and rig building, and insurance/reinsurance.

He speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and is regularly instructed by Asian clients, in particular from China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia. He acts as sole or lead counsel in arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC and LCIA rules. Having been based full time in Singapore from 2010 to 2016, Simon continues to spend a substantial part of his time in Asia.

Simon’s recent cases include arbitrations arising from cancellation of the contract for the world’s largest drillship, an oil rig construction dispute, a joint venture for construction of a mine and power plant, international sales of oil, coal, iron ore, steel, cement, chemicals, metals, and soft commodities. Simon has also been instructed in English court litigation on jurisdictional issues, anti-suit injunctions, enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards and foreign judgments, and public international law.

In the public international law field, he has represented clients in an arbitration and related litigation against a sovereign state, and advised on cases concerning international investment law, the law of the sea, human rights, climate change liability and international environmental law.

Simon also sits as arbitrator.

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Commodities and international trade

Conflicts of law and jurisdiction

Energy and natural resources

Environment and human rights

Fraud

Infrastructure projects

Insurance and reinsurance

Public international law

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A very bright and commercially astute barrister who gets to the point quickly.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Insightful, and provides very helpful ideas.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019: The English Bar

Extremely intelligent and simply brilliant.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

He is good on his feet, thinks off-the-cuff very well, speaks confidently without notes and is dogged and determined in pursuit of the case.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

A source of well-thought-through pragmatic advice.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

He is very enthusiastic, with Mandarin skills that are helpful when dealing with Chinese parties.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

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