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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
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320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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London, Singapore

Joe Smouha QC

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

Position

Has a broad-based commercial practice with a particular emphasis on appearances in international arbitration, the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and Privy Council. Regularly appointed as arbitrator. In the commercial law field he acts regularly for major international corporate clients in all sectors (particularly the financial, energy, insurance and reinsurance, film, television, music, art and advertising sectors). Also acts for many governments and government-related organisations. Has appeared in arbitrations in many jurisdictions outside England and has appeared in the courts of the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

Career

Called 1986, Middle Temple; silk 2003.

Languages

French (fluent).

Education

Magdalene College, Cambridge (BA Hons; MA).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersA consummate professional who brings formidable insight to everything he touches.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersWithout a doubt, one of the Bar’s superstars.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the most serious heavyweights at the Bar for heavy duty commercial litigation with a fraud element.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersA valuable and distinguished asset for leading the legal team.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Art and cultural property – Leading silks

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersPrepares thoroughly, and can always be relied on.

Within: Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Essex Court Chambers boasts art litigation expertise. Joe Smouha QC and James Collins QC continue to act in Accent Delight & Others v Yves Bouvier & Others, a high-profile, multi-jurisdictional claim concerning allegations of fraudulently inflated prices of artwork.

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