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Essex Court Chambers, Prof Dan Sarooshi, London, ENGLAND

Prof Dan Sarooshi

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Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)


Professor Dan Sarooshi is a highly regarded advocate who litigates in the areas of public international law, international arbitration, constitutional law, and commercial litigation. His victories in 2017 include in the Supreme Court acting for Gina Miller in the landmark Brexit case and in the European Court of Human Rights acting for the UK Government in Nak Naftogaz Ukrainy v. UK. His clients include 11 governments (e.g. UK and USA), 15 inter-governmental organizations, Royal Families, corporations (e.g. Tesco, Reuters, BAT, Mobil, Hitachi, and Roche), and NGOs. His cases have been in the domestic courts in the UK, Hong Kong and Bahamas; International Court of Justice; European Court of Human Rights; World Trade Organization; and arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to ICSID (also ECT and AF), NAFTA, ICC, UNCITRAL, and LCIA Rules. He has been appointed as (i) a member of the UK Attorney General Public International Law “A Panel” of Counsel to represent the UK Government in “the most complex public international law cases in various courts”; (ii) a member of the WTO Dispute Settlement System list of panellists (nominated by the UK); and (iii) Professor of Public International Law in the University of Oxford (promoted to a full Professorship in 2006, aged 38).

He is described by the independent legal directories – Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 – as being “an extremely bright advocate” and a “precious commodity” who is “at the top of his game”. He is “clearly one of the leaders at the Bar for public international law” and has “an excellent track record of representing governments, international organizations and FTSE 100 companies”. He is a “resourceful advocate” who “offered answers and avenues of recourse in situations where other UK counsel could offer none” and “combines immense intelligence with practical experience”. He “has a wealth of experience of appearing before international and domestic courts, including the ICJ and the English High Court.” He “is inspiring for his clients”, “takes a very pragmatic approach”, “offers a rare combination of intellectual rigour and practical focus”, “masters his brief very quickly”, and “is solution-oriented and delivers on accelerated timelines”.

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Called 2005, Middle Temple.


London Court of International Arbitration; COMBAR; Society of International Economic Law (Founding Executive Council); International Law Association Committee on International Trade Law; British Institute of International Law; American Society of International Law (elected to Executive Council membership 2008); European Society of International Law.


Oxford University (MA: Hon); University of New South Wales (LLB/BComm); King’s College, London (LLM); London School of Economics (PhD: supervisor H E President and Judge Rosalyn Higgins of the international Court of Justice).

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