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Essex Court Chambers

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

Nathan Pillow QC

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

Position

Specialises in commercial dispute resolution. Practises in the English courts at all levels, and before international arbitral tribunals of all varieties. Extensive experience of working on heavy and complex cases, as part of a team made up of solicitors, foreign lawyers and/or other counsel; but equally at home acting alone, both as an advocate and in an advisory context. Particular interest in and experience of cases involving civil fraud, including injunctive and other interim relief; equitable, proprietary and restitutionary claims and remedies; and tracing and asset recovery. Work generally has an international character and often involves complex jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues.

Career

Called 1997, Gray’s Inn; Essex Court Chambers 1998; Silk 2015.

Languages

French (near fluent).

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (BA).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Nathan Pillow QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is incredibly easy to work with, brilliant with clients, and has a great eye for the detail as well as overall strategy.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Nathan Pillow QC - Essex Court ChambersAn outstanding barrister, he is incredibly easy to work with, brilliant with clients, and has a great eye for detail as well as overall strategy.

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Commodities

Within: Leading Silks

Nathan Pillow QC - Essex Court ChambersFormidable and unflappable, good to work with.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Nathan Pillow QC - Essex Court ChambersA tremendous trial advocate and cross-examiner.

Within: Fraud: civil

Essex Court Chambers is 'without question the go-to set for heavy-duty commercial litigation, in particular, fraud'. The set has expanded significantly in this area over recent years, particularly at the junior end, and the recent arrival of tier-one junior Tim Akkouh, from Erskine Chambers, continues the trend. Five members, including Nathan Pillow QC, David Davies, and James Willan  were involved in the nine-week National Bank Trust v Yurov & ors trial, relating to a $800m fraud claim. Paul McGrath QCJames Sheehan, and Ruth den Besten were among those with significant roles on Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

Nathan Pillow QC - Essex Court ChambersFormidable and unflappable.

Within: Shipping

With 'top quality barristers', Essex Court Chambers is seen as a 'pre-eminent set in international arbitration, shipping and commodities'. Major marine insurance dispute, The Panamax Trader, is a key highlight for Steven Berry QC and Jeremy Brier, which concerns whether the shipowners deliberately sank a vessel. Euro-Asia v Credit Suisse, which relates to missing bills of lading and an alleged letter of credit fraud, is a notable case for Jeffrey Gruder QC  and Nathan Pillow QC saw the end of long-running bribery and conspiracy case case Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Privalov and others in 2018, when permission to appeal was refused. The 'user-friendly' set welcomed David Walsh from Quadrant Chambers in 2018.

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