Find a Barrister

Find an Arbitrator

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
people

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

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

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC

Silk: 2016 Call: 1997

Sudhanshu practices arbitration, commercial and public international law.

He has acted in some of the leading public international cases of recent times. His practice covers immunities, investment treaties, law of the sea, international environmental law and human rights. Recent work includes: Re Al M (proceedings concerning the children of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein); Reyes v Al-Malki (diplomatic immunity and human trafficking, Supreme Court); R v Reeves Taylor (the meaning of “torture” under international law, Supreme Court); Freedom and Justice Party v FCO (immunity and customary international law, Court of Appeal); The Enrica Lexie Incident, Italy v India (high-profile law of the sea dispute, Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, acting for Italy). His investment treaty work involves acting for states and investors, both in arbitration and in related court proceedings.

Sudhanshu’s commercial practice encompasses shipping and international trade, banking and finance and energy and natural resources. For example, recent reported cases have concerned oil trading under cif contracts and alleged carousel fraud (Euro Asian SA v Credit Suisse AG and others) and the application of arbitration clauses to bills of exchange (Uttam Galva Steels Ltd v Gunvor Singapore PTE Ltd). He  acts regularly in challenges to the jurisdiction of the English courts, applications for freezing orders and other urgent relief and enforcement. He has particular experience of group and tort claims against multinational corporations, having acted in several of the important English cases. These include Chandler v Cape, on the duty of care owed by a parent company.

Drawing on his background in public international and commercial law, Sudhanshu has developed expertise in climate change. He is currently acting for the United Kingdom in Duarte Agostinho v Portugal and Others, the first case on climate change in the European Court of Human Rights. He is also acting in the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Torres Strait Islanders v Australia, which concerns a complaint about Australia’s record on fossil fuel emissions and its failure to protect the islands from rising sea levels. Both cases have attracted worldwide media coverage.

Sudhanshu has been recognised as one of The Lawyer magazine’s “Hot 100” lawyers and is described as “A superb strategist and technician, one to keep on speed-dial for important cases” (The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020).

Sudhanshu accepts appointments as an arbitrator.

Privacy notice

Public international law

Arbitration

Banking and finance

Commercial law

Energy and natural resources

Private international law

Shipping and international trade

Sectors and services

Publications

Professional memberships

Lectures / talks

Education

He reads the lay of the land and assists to build a case from the very outset.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

A superb strategist and technician, one to keep on speed-dial for important cases.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Well regarded in the field of public international law.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

A highly rated barrister.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

He prepares advice that is very easy to read and gets to the crux of the issues.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

Visit Portfolio