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Essex Court Chambers

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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7813 8000
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London, Singapore

Edmund King QC

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

Position

Has a broad commercial and commercial chancery practice with an emphasis on advocacy: experience in the Court of Appeal, High Court, in arbitrations (domestic and international) and in VAT Tribunals. Practices in general commercial litigation and VAT. Commercial practice includes international arbitration, banking, commodities, fraud, insurance, shipping, and sovereign immunity claims and he also has considerable experience of shareholder disputes. Significant experience of interim applications, including arbitration applications and appeals, and obtaining and setting aside freezing orders, in support of proceedings here and in other jurisdictions or in support of arbitrations.

Career

Called 1999, Inner Temple; called British Virgin Islands.

Languages

French.

Education

BA (Oxon); LLM (Harv).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: 2018 Silks

Edmund King QC - Essex Court ChambersHe lives and breathes his cases – judges listen to him because he's always on top of the detail.

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Commercial litigation

Within: 2018 Silks

Edmund King QC - Essex Court ChambersA powerful and compelling advocate who fights his corner with talent.

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Commodities

Within: 2018 Silks

Edmund King QC - Essex Court ChambersA strong shipping and commodities advocate.

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Shipping

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Edmund King QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is noted for his experience in shipping cases.

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: VAT - 2018 silks

Edmund King QC - Essex Court ChambersHe has an impressive ability to quickly review and assimilate large volumes of technical information and to apply the law to nuanced, industry-specific cases.

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