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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
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC), Sean Snook, London, ENGLAND

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Sean Snook

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

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking and derivatives
  • Commercial law
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International trade, commodities and sale of goods
  • Private international law
  • Shipping

Position

Sean advises and represents clients in a broad range of commercial and private international law disputes.
He has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the High Court (particularly the Commercial Court). Sean has also been instructed in a variety of commercial arbitrations (including the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, Gafta, FOSFA, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), London Metal Exchange and Refined Sugar Association).
In addition to trial work, Sean has extensive experience in interim proceedings, in particular obtaining freezing orders, inspection orders and anti-suit injunctions. He has also assisted in mediations.
Before joining Chambers, Sean worked for 11 years at Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd (the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank AG). He was an Associate Director specialising in project and export finance, syndicated loan finance and corporate and debt restructuring. Sean was involved in the negotiation and operation of complex financial agreements. These included a project financing agreement concluded with the government of Russia and trade finance agreements concluded with government representatives in Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Career

Called 2000, Lincoln’s Inn. In private practice at 20 Essex Street since 2001.

Member

  • Exeter University: History & Politics
  • London Guildhall University: Diploma in Law with Distinction

Education

Sean Snook studied at Exeter University (where he read history and politics) and London Guildhall University where he was awarded the Diploma in Law with Distinction (winning the prize for the highest marks in the year). Before joining 20 Essex Street he worked for 11 years at Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited (the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank A.G.) where he was an Associate Director specialising in project and export finance, syndicated loan finance and corporate and debt restructuring.


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Sean Snook - 20 Essex StreetVery easy to work with, he is great at explaining issues in plain English, and he grapples with complex, multifaceted cases with ease.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Sean Snook - 20 Essex StreetHe is considered, thorough and excellent at breaking down an issue.

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