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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

J William Rowley QC

J William Rowley QC

Silk: 1983 Call: 1970 (Ontario); 1984 (Alberta)

Bill is a highly experienced international arbitrator.

He joined Twenty Essex in 2002. Bill’s practice at the Bar covered all aspects of international commercial law, including competition, contracts, banking, oil industry, insurance, corporate governance, and arbitration law and practice.

Bill was elected Chairman of the Canadian firm, McMillan LLP in 1996 and Chairman Emeritus and Special Counsel on his retirement from the partnership in 2009. He relinquished these roles in 2014. While at McMillan, Bill headed the firm’s competition law group from its inception and oversaw the development of its arbitral practice.

He has chaired or participated as a tribunal member or counsel in over 200 international arbitrations. These have involved a variety of national laws and investment treaty systems including those of ICSID, NAFTA and ECT.

Recent arbitrations have included disputes involving offshore oilfield production sharing agreements, long term liquefied natural gas supply contracts, hydroelectric concessions, timber industry licenses/investments, gas concession contract disputes, petroleum industry joint ventures, wind turbine farms, international trademark licensing, Bermuda Form insurance/re-insurance claims, gas pricing/repricing formulae, international telecom licensing, telecom joint ventures, AMIs/PSCs and long term supply contracts, power supply projects, defence industry contracts, water and sewage services investment, gasoline additives investment, telecom investment, oil and gas supply contracts and steel industry investment.

He was a member of the LCIA court for two terms, serving as chairman of the Board of Directors, until 2017.

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A superb arbitrator" who is "very efficient and extremely charming.

Chambers Global 2018

One of the very best in the international market.

Who’s Who Legal 2019

Well respected, with a reputation for style.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A top-tier arbitrator.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

He boasts ‘a giant reputation’ in the international arbitration space.

Who’s Who Legal 2018

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