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Essex Court Chambers

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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
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Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

Sam Wordsworth QC

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Sam Wordsworth specialises in public international law and international arbitration. He is regularly instructed by governments in international cases and regularly appears before various international tribunals including the International Court of Justice and Tribunals constituted with respect to the Law of the Sea. He is a visiting professor teaching investment arbitration at Kings College, London and is currently instructed in a number of investment treaty disputes. He has been instructed on many ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, NAI and ad hoc arbitrations as well as in arbitrations before the Iran/US Claims Tribunal and claims before the UNCC. He is regularly instructed by the UK government on cases involving public international law (before international tribunals, the ECtHR, the CJEU and in the domestic courts).

Career

Called 1997, Lincoln’s Inn; member of the French Bar (avocat à la cour, barreau de Paris); Frere Cholmeley (now Eversheds), Paris; Essex Court Chambers.

Languages

Fluent French (written and oral).

Education

University College, London (BA (First Class Hons)); London School of Economics (LLM).


London Bar

International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Sam Wordsworth QC - Essex Court ChambersGreat strength in strategy and ability to push complex points forcefully yet simply.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law – Leading silks

Sam Wordsworth QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the stars of the PIL and investment arbitration Bar.

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