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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

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC

Silk: 2016 Call: 1997

Sudhanshu practises commercial, arbitration and public international law.

Sudhanshu’s public international practice is wide-ranging. He has acted in many of the leading cases of recent times, covering immunities (Reyes v Al-Malki in the Supreme Court and Freedom and Justice Party v FCO); law of the sea (Enrica Lexie, Italy v India, acting for Italy in the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea); torture (R v Reeves Taylor in the Supreme Court); the ECHR (Chiragov and Others v Armenia in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights); and international humanitarian law (R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v SoS for Business, Innovation and Skills, on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia). He has also been acting in Re Al M, the high-profile proceedings relating to the children of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein.

Sudhanshu’s commercial and arbitration practice encompasses shipping and international trade, banking and finance, energy and natural resources and investment treaties. 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 both commercial and public international law, Sudhanshu has developed expertise in climate change. He is currently acting in Torres Strait Islanders v Australia in the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The Islanders complain about Australia’s record on fossil fuel emissions and its failure to protect the islands from rising sea levels. The case has attracted worldwide media coverage and has been hailed on CNN as a “landmark.”

Sudhanshu has been recognised as one of The Lawyer magazine’s “Hot 100” lawyers and was part of the team that won the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award for rule of law work in Afghanistan. He 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.

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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

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