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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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www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

Paul Key QC

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

Position

In private practice as a barrister since 1997, specialising in international and commercial law, and, in particular, international commercial arbitration and treaty arbitration. Regularly advises and appears as counsel before the English courts and international arbitrations in many countries. Also has extensive experience as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional international arbitration. Awarded ‘Chambers & Partners’ Junior Barrister of the Year in the field of international arbitration in 2012.

Career

Called 1997 (England and Wales). Also called to New Zealand Bar; New York Bar; New South Wales Bar; Queensland Bar; and Victoria Bar. Visiting senior lecturer in arbitration law, King’s College, London.

Member

American Society of International Law; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); International Law Association (UK representative on International Arbitration Committee); ILA; ICCA; LCIA; LCLBA.

Education

Auckland University (LLB Hons); Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (PhD).


London Bar

Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Paul Key QC - Essex Court Chambers ‘Tremendously precise in his legal analysis.’

Within: Energy

‘Extremely well-regarded’ set Essex Court Chambers is ‘gaining strong prominence in Asia’ and attracts praise in the UK for its ‘tremendous experience and strength in depth’. David Foxton QC represented the appellants in Arcadia Petroleum and others v Bosworth and another; and Paul Key QC is involved in a multibillion-dollar dispute between three BSG companies and the Republic of Guinea. Ciaran Keller joined from Maitland Chambers.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Paul Key QC - Essex Court Chambers ‘He always tests the case’s boundaries and develops winning strategies.’

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Public international law

Within: Public international law – Leading silks

Paul Key QC - Essex Court Chambers ‘Supremely clever and hardworking, he has a brain the size of a small planet.’

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