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Twenty Essex

MAXWELL CHAMBERS 02-09, 32 MAXWELL ROAD, SINGAPORE 069115, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 62 257 230
Fax:
Fax +65 62 249 462
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.20essexst.com
London, Singapore

Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Market overview

20 Essex Street β€˜is clearly very strong in the maritime area although it offers impressive strength in other practice areas across a broad spectrum of commercial interests’. The set has β€˜devoted a considerable investment in establishing an office in Singapore and ensuring that members of chambers visit’. Aarron Zitver is the senior clerk.

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

Crossing over with its expertise in shipping, 20 Essex Street has a particular strength in commodities disputes. Work includes arbitrations in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as work for Asian instructing solicitors in London.

Commercial – Leading silks

Charles Kimmins QC 20 Essex Street β€˜One of the best – a ninja in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Lewis QC 20 Essex Street β€˜He provides superb and detailed analysis, and is responsive too.’

Ranked: tier 2

Duncan Matthews QC 20 Essex Street β€˜Sharp and incisive, he has done very well as the head of chambers.’

Ranked: tier 3
Commercial – Leading juniors

Nakul Dewan 20 Essex Street β€˜Responsive and approachable, he takes a commercial approach and can answer the questions succinctly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Byam-Cook 20 Essex Street β€˜Instructed in commodities and commercial arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Riches 20 Essex Street β€˜Instructed in commodities and commercial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Energy

20 Essex Street’s energy specialism frequently crosses over with shipping and commodities. Cases range from disputes over coal through to oil rig construction issues.

Energy – Leading silks

Timothy Hill QC 20 Essex Street β€˜A fearless, tenacious and determined advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Kimmins QC 20 Essex Street β€˜Excellent attention to detail and always utterly on top of the cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Lewis QC 20 Essex Street β€˜Very clever, responsive and a source of clear and concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 3
Energy – Leading juniors

Simon Milnes 20 Essex Street β€˜Insightful, and provides very helpful ideas.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

20 Essex Street β€˜is clearly very strong in the maritime area although it offers impressive strength in other practice areas across a broad spectrum of commercial interests’. The set has β€˜devoted a considerable investment in establishing an office in Singapore and ensuring that members of chambers visit’. Aarron Zitver is the senior clerk.

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Shipping

Alongside shipbuilding arbitrations, 20 Essex Street’s members also handle charterparty disputes, cargo claims and all manner of other matters concering the operation of vessels. Duncan Matthews QC represented Dana Shipping & Trading – a Singapore company – in a London Court of Appeal case against a Hong Kong business concerning the proper serving of arbitration notices.

Shipping – Leading silks

David Lewis QC 20 Essex Street β€˜He provides very swift and clear advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Hill QC 20 Essex Street β€˜A ferocious and tenacious advocate who can think outside the box and look at problems from different perspectives.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Kimmins QC 20 Essex Street β€˜First-class; very attentive and a great advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Duncan Matthews QC 20 Essex Street β€˜He brings a good strategic and commercial mind to the game.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Ashcroft QC 20 Essex Street β€˜Very bright indeed – a good strategist who provides excellent submissions and skeletons.’

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Edey QC 20 Essex Street β€˜Instructed in wet and dry shipping arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 2

Timothy Young QC 20 Essex Street β€˜A popular choice for Singapore dry shipping cases.’

Ranked: tier 2
Shipping – Leading juniors

Simon Milnes 20 Essex Street β€˜Instructed in shipping and commodities disputes with parties across Asia.’

Ranked: tier 2

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