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Twenty Essex

20 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.twentyessex.com
London, Singapore
Twenty Essex, Oliver Caplin, London, ENGLAND

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Oliver Caplin

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
Twenty Essex (Twenty Essex)

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Position

Oliver has a broad commercial practice which particularly focuses on international trade, jurisdiction, IP/IT, and dry-shipping disputes (including ship construction).

His commercial work spans a number of different sectors, including up and downstream oil and gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and IT, and sports. Many of his cases involve jurisdictional or other conflicts of laws issues. Oliver has developed particular experience in the area of anti-suit injunctive relief.

He appears frequently in the Commercial Court, both as sole counsel and as a junior to a QC. Oliver has also appeared a number of times in the Court of Appeal. He regularly represents clients in arbitral proceedings (both in London and Singapore) before the LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, GAFTA and FOSFA, as well as related arbitration applications in the Commercial Court.

Before coming to the Bar, Oliver trained and practised as a medical doctor. As a result, he has a particular interest in commercial litigation falling within the life sciences and technology industries. His scientific training also assists more generally with technical disputes involving issues of (bio)chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Career

Called 2012, Middle Temple.

Languages

Italian (conversational)

Member

  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Wellness for Law
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

  • City University: Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding (2012)
  • BPP Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction (2011)
  • University of Cambridge, Magdalene College: Medicine MB BChir, Distinction (2009)
  • Nottingham University: BMedSci (Hons), First Class (2006)


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Juniors

Oliver Caplin - Twenty EssexTotally unflappable, he can stand up against anyone and appears far more experienced than his years of call; first-class in high-value oil trading cases.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Oliver Caplin - Twenty EssexExtremely user-friendly, efficient and extremely bright.

Within: Shipping

Twenty Essex is a 'leader for shipping disputes' and highly rated by clients thanks to its 'exceptionally talented' members. Michael Ashcroft QC and Luke Pearce appeared for the insurers in The Swedish Club v Connect Shipping (MV Renos), which examines the law of marine insurance and claims for constructive total loss. The Songa Winds, which concerns letters of indemnity, was also a notable highlight for Michael Ashcroft QC leading Oliver CaplinMaersk Tangier, which examined the applicability of the Hague-Visby Rules, was a key case for Sara Masters QC and Daniel Bovensiepen. Elsewhere, Timothy Hill QC appeared in Lady M, which raised important questions as to the scope and interpretation of The Hague Rules; he also appeared in class action claim Alize 1954 v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG ('The CMA CGM LIBRA'), which concerned issues as to whether the vessel was seaworthy.

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