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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

Henry Byam-Cook

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

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Commercial law
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Information technology
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Private international law
  • Shipping and international trade

Position

Henry practises in a range of commercial disputes, including shipping and international trade, energy and natural resources, IT and telecoms, fraud and insurance. He has extensive experience of jurisdictional disputes and interim applications (including injunctive relief), together with trials, often in disputes with a complex, technical dimension.
He regularly appears in the English High Court (Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court, and Chancery Division) and has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He frequently represents clients as sole counsel against QCs on the other side, but also has considerable experience working as part of a larger team.
Henry has a strong arbitration practice. He represents clients in all forms of international arbitration – ad hoc, institutional (including International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)) and trade arbitrations (London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), GAFTA and FOSFA). In addition, he has considerable experience of applications to court in support of arbitral proceedings, appeals against arbitration awards, jurisdiction challenges and points relating to arbitration law.
He accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator.

Career

Called 2000, Inner Temple; Judicial Assistant to the Lord Justices of Appeal 2001.

Member

  • LMAA: Supporting Member
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Society for Computers and Law
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

Lincoln College, Oxford (BA (Hons)); City University (Diploma in Law); Everard Ver Heyden Foundation prize ICSL (1999/2000).


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Henry Byam-Cook - 20 Essex StreetA pro-active and thorough advocate with extensive experience in FOSFA and GAFTA cases.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Henry Byam-Cook - 20 Essex StreetAn excellent all-round counsel who is very good on his feet.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Henry Byam-Cook - 20 Essex StreetHe knows how to win cases.

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