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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

Banking and financial services

Twenty Essex has for many years been involved in some of the most significant disputes in this area, including the seminal Springwell v JP Morgan Chase case; Bank Overdraft Charges Litigation; Mastercard Litigation; RBS Rights Issue Litigation; various derivative mis-selling claims; claims brought by sovereign wealth funds in relation to investments made by them; and the fraud claims by BTA Bank against Mr Ablyazov, and by Vneshprombank against Mr Bedzhamov. The sums at stake are frequently in the billions of US dollars.

Members act across the full spectrum of banking, financial services, FinTech and asset management disputes. This includes cases involving allegations of mis-selling of investments; loan agreements; guarantees; derivatives (very often involving the ISDA Master Agreement); structured products; debt buybacks; and capital markets transactions.

In addition, the expertise of Twenty Essex in international trade means that members have considerable experience in advising on associated trade finance matters (such as letter of credit).

Most of the disputes in which members are involved have a significant international dimension, raising complex jurisdictional issues.

Twenty Essex is often instructed on a very urgent basis to obtain, or seek the discharge of, freezing injunctions and other interim relief in relation to banking and investment disputes.

Members are instructed both for and against major financial institutions.

Duncan Matthews QC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Timothy Young QC

Silk: 1996 - Call: 1977

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Stephen Atherton QC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1989

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Philip Edey QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1994

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Paul Lowenstein QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1988

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Charles Kimmins QC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1994

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Michael Ashcroft QC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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Lawrence Akka QC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1991

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Michael Collett QC

Silk: 2013 - Call: 1995

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David Lewis QC

Silk: 2014 - Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

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Thomas Raphael QC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1999

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Sudhanshu Swaroop QC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Julian Kenny QC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Nakul Dewan SA

Silk: 2019 (Senior Advocate) - Call: 2001 (India); 2010 (Singapore); 2014 (England and Wales)

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Malcolm Jarvis

Call: 1998

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Andrew Fulton

Call: 1999

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Sean Snook

Call: 2000

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Henry Byam-Cook

Call: 2000

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Socrates Papadopoulos

Call: 2001

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Blair Leahy

Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

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Philip Riches

Call: 2001

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Christopher Newman

Call: 2003 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

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Simon C Milnes

Call: 2005

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Tony Beswetherick

Call: 2003

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Daniel Bovensiepen

Call: 2004

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Harris Bor

Call: 2006; 2002 (Solicitor, England and Wales)

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Charlotte Tan

Call: 2008

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Sarah Tresman

Call: 2008 (England and Wales); 2016 (Cayman Islands)

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Luke Pearce

Call: 2007

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Rupert Hamilton

Call: 2010

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Thomas Corby

Call: 2011

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Alex Carless

Call: 2012

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Thomas Leary

Call: 2012

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Richard Greenberg

Call: 2013

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Matthew McGhee

Call: 2013

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Andrew Dinsmore

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2018 (Northern Ireland)

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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John Bethell

Call: 2014

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Jonathan Ketcheson

Call: 2016

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Mark Tushingham

Call: 2012 (New Zealand); 2016 (England and Wales)

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Patrick Dunn-Walsh

Call: 2012

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Michal Hain

Call: 2017

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Fiona Whiteside

Call: 2017

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Matthew Chan

Call: 2018

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Edward Gilmore

Call: 2018

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James Gardner

Call: 2018

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Michael Lee

Call:

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J William Rowley QC

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

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David Owen QC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1983

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Michael Tselentis QC

Silk: 1989 (Senior Counsel, South Africa); 2003 (England and Wales) - Call: 1978 (South Africa); 1995 (England and Wales)

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Dr Michael Moser

Call: 1981 (New York)

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Sir Mark Havelock-Allan QC

Silk: 1993 - Call: 1974

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Clare Ambrose

Call: 1992

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