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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

Jurisdiction, conflicts and enforcement

Much of the work undertaken by Twenty Essex has an international element and members are experts in issues of jurisdiction, conflict and enforcement.

Whenever a dispute involves more than one country, questions are likely to arise about the applicable law, the courts with competent jurisdiction, the enforcement of judgments or awards, or international procedural questions of service or evidence. This is an increasingly complex area of the law.

Twenty Essex is experienced in dealing with matters involving:

  • Brussels I Regulation (and the associated Brussels and Lugano Conventions) on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments.
  • Rome I and Rome II Regulations on the law applicable to contracts and to non-contractual obligations.
  • English common law rules on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments.
  • All other aspects of private international law.
  • Complex transborder jurisdiction issues in all commercial sectors.

 

Members often appear on applications for stays and injunctions. These include, in particular, applications for anti-suit injunctions and declarations concerning jurisdiction, service or enforcement of foreign judgments.

In addition to conducting litigation before the national courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court, our experience includes the conduct of litigation on these issues before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Christopher Hancock QC

Silk: 2000 - Call: 1983

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Duncan Matthews QC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Alexander Layton QC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Paul Lowenstein QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1988

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Michael Coburn QC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1990

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Gordon Nardell QC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1995

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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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Sara Masters QC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1993

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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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Karen Maxwell

Call: 1992

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Malcolm Jarvis

Call: 1998

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Zannis Mavrogordato

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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Philip Riches

Call: 2001

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Angharad Parry

Call: 2002

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Christopher Newman

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

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Tony Beswetherick

Call: 2003

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Daniel Bovensiepen

Call: 2004

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Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

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Patricia Edwards

Call: 2006

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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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Luke Pearce

Call: 2007

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Albert Dinelli

Call: 2007 (Australia); 2014 (England and Wales)

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Oliver Caplin

Call: 2012

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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 Dinsmore

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

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Monica Feria-Tinta

Call: 2014

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Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2019 (AIFC)

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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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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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J William Rowley QC

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

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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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