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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

David Lewis QC

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

Work Department

  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Civil fraud
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Mediation
  • Sale of goods
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipping

Position

David is a specialist advocate who took silk in 2014 at the age of 36. He practises in a wide range of general commercial and private international law disputes, with a particular emphasis on energy and natural resources, civil fraud and the conflict of laws.

A substantial amount of his work is in international arbitration. David has acted as lead counsel in arbitration hearings in numerous jurisdictions worldwide, including frequently in Singapore, where he was based permanently from 2009 to 2010.

He has also appeared before the courts of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar.

David is renowned for his strategic instincts as to how judges and arbitrators think, his incisive intellect and his responsiveness.

He also accepts appointments as arbitrator, and has acted as arbitrator under various institutional rules and ad hoc.  

Career

Year of call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)
Year of QC: 2014

Languages

French (proficient)

Member

  • Arbitration Ireland
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Dubai International Financial Centre: Registered Practitioner
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • ICC
  • LCIA
  • LMAA: Supporting Member
  • Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration: Supporting Member
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Singapore International Commercial Court: Registered Foreign Lawyer

Education

  • University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall: BA in Jurisprudence, First Class (1998)


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Silks

David Lewis QC - Twenty EssexA leader in his field who is destined for the top; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and exceptional advocacy skills.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

David Lewis QC - Twenty EssexHe is an excellent advocate, hardworking and destined for the top.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

David Lewis QC - Twenty EssexHis attention to detail is astonishing and his written submissions are some of the best I have ever seen.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

David Lewis QC - Twenty EssexHe is flexible, and open to the clients' need, and is extremely responsive.

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