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  1. International arbitration: counsel – Leading sets
  2. International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks
  3. International arbitration: counsel – 2016 silks
  4. International arbitration: counsel – 2017 silks
  5. International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

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International arbitration: counsel – 2016 silks

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Essex Court Chambers is β€˜clearly one of the leading, if not the leading set for international arbitration’ and has β€˜unparalleled depth in this sphere’. β€˜Every barrister is on the A team: no reserves on the bench here.’ Members are regularly relied upon for major commercial arbitrations and investment treaty disputes. Highlights include Philip Morris Asia v Australia, regarding the country’s plain cigarette packet legislation, and Cukurova Telecom v Alfa Telecom.

7 King’s Bench Walk has β€˜excellent strength in depth in shipping, shipbuilding and offshore construction matters’, and is also a β€˜preeminent insurance and reinsurance set’. Chambers houses β€˜very strong leaders and juniors’, who exhibit a β€˜very high level of responsiveness’. Members have been involved in several disputes arising from the OW Bunker insolvency.

For some, 20 Essex Street is β€˜the best in the business’ with several top-notch silks and juniors working in this arena. Expertise ranges from major commodities, shipping, energy and general commercial disputes, as well as arbitration-related court proceedings. Notable cases include Docomo v Tata.

Atkin Chambers is β€˜very good in construction and energy disputes’ with β€˜excellent clerking arrangements and good availability’. Members are particularly well placed for Middle Eastern and Asia-related cases. Major work includes a number of significant disputes linked to the widening of the Panama Canal.

Brick Court Chambers has a selection of silks and juniors with very good expertise in commercial arbitrations and investment treaty disputes, both as counsel and arbitrators. Among the recent work highlights, members appeared on both sides of the hugely significant Micula v Romania case.

Fountain Court Chambers is β€˜a standout set’ for international arbitration with a selection of top-notch silks and juniors to choose from. Members have been involved in several significant claims, including representing Indian company GMR in its multibillion-dollar dispute with the Maldives government over its cancellation of an airport project.

Keating Chambers has a first-class reputation for major infrastructure, construction and energy-related disputes. Among the silks, Marcus Taverner QC and Stephen Furst QC enjoy very strong reputations.

One Essex Court is β€˜one of the A-grade sets for international arbitration, with a great selection of junior and senior counsel’. Members have versatile practices, with experience in energy, infrastructure, banking and investment treaty disputes.

3 Verulam Buildings is β€˜a good set with strong lawyers at various levels’. Members have been involved in various major arbitrations and related court proceedings, among which Sonera Holding v Cukurova Holding is one of the largest. Juniors such as Tariq Baloch, Christopher Harris and Mark Wassouf also have strong expertise in public international law. The latter recently joined from Doughty Street Chambers.

4 Pump Court is β€˜an excellent set for arbitration’. Its members are probably best known for construction, insurance, shipping and energy infrastructure related disputes, and regularly appear in the Middle East and Asia.

39 Essex Chambers has β€˜strength throughout the ranks of silks and juniors’ and is particularly recommended for construction and insurance-related disputes.

At Blackstone Chambers, clients appreciate the β€˜quality and availability of counsel and clerks’, and if barristers are unavailable, β€˜cover is found very swiftly’. Members have a good track record in general commercial and insurance-related cases, and also act in investment treaty disputes such as GMR v Republic of the Maldives.

Crown Office Chambers is a β€˜terrific set of chambers, with excellent members and a great clerks room too’. Construction, energy and infrastructure are core areas for the set’s most active arbitration practitioners.

Quadrant Chambers has β€˜strength in depth in this area’ and a solid reputation for commodities, energy, insurance, shipping and general commercial disputes.

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