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20 Essex Street

Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.20essexst.com
London, Singapore

Sudhanshu Swaroop

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC)

Work Department

Commercial; international commercial arbitration; public international law.

Position

Barrister practising in banking, energy, international trade, shipping, insurance, commodities, general commercial, arbitration, public international and human rights. Cases include Sherdley v Nordea Life and Pensions SA (Societe Anonyme) [2012] EWCA Civ 80; PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia v PT Kaltim Prima Coal [2011] EWHC 1842 (Comm); Dynastic Maritime Inc v AI Dawood Shipping Lines Ltd [2010] All ER (D) 224 (Feb); City of London v Sancheti [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 117; Congentra AG v Sixteen Thirteen Marine SA [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 602; STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd v Ugland Bulk Transport A.S. (The ‘LIVANITA’) [2008] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 86; A v Secretary of State for the Home Secretary [2006] 2 AC 221; Jindal Iron and Steel Co ltd and Others v Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 57; Texuna International Ltd v Cairn Energy Pic [2005] 1 BCLC 579; Hill Street Services Company Ltd v National Westminster Bank pic [2007] EWHC 2379 (Ch); FSA v Sean Fradley and 147 Racing Limited Times Law Reports, 8 November 2004; Trident Fashions pic Times Law Reports, 23 April 2004; Amalgamated Metal Trading v City of London Police Financial Investigation Unit and others [ 2003] 1 WLR 2711; Schimon Schestowitz Ltd v Security (North West) Ltd [2001] All ER (D) 350 (May); Macieo Shipping Ltd v Clipper Shipping Lines Ltd [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 645.

Languages

Working knowledge of French.

Education

Wellingborough School; Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA Hons Law); Exeter College, Oxford (BCL Hons).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2016 silks

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC - 20 Essex StreetA highly rated barrister.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2016 silks

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC - 20 Essex StreetA very competent and pleasant lawyer.’

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Public international law

Within: Public international law – 2016 silks

Sudhanshu Swaroop QC - 20 Essex StreetHe prepares advice that is very easy to read and gets to the crux of the issues.’

Within: Public international law

20 Essex Street has a selection of first-class silks and juniors, who are among the leading lights for public international law. A recent major case for Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC, Guglielmo Verdirame, Sir Michael Wood KCMG and Sudhanshu Swaroop QC, was representing Italy in a dispute with India concerning two Italian marines held in Indian custody following the death of two Indian fishermen.

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