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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

Charles Kimmins QC

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

Work Department

  • Banking and financial services
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • General commercial and insurance
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International arbitration
  • Shipping and commodities

Position

Charles specialises in commercial law, and represents clients in both court and arbitration proceedings. His cases tend to be high value and complex, and often involve multiple sets of proceedings in several jurisdictions.

The broad nature of his practice is reflected by recommendations in a wide array of disciplines in Chambers/The Legal 500, including international arbitration, commercial dispute resolution, banking and financial, energy, insurance and reinsurance, shipping and commodities.

Charles has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes before the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also appeared before many arbitral tribunals, including the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, London Maritime Arbitrators Association, GAFTA, FOSFA, IPE, Refined Sugar Association, London Metal Exchange and City Disputes Panel. He has particular experience of appeals from awards under s.67, 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (a subject on which he regularly lectures). He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

He has been involved in numerous cases involving banking and investment disputes, company law and financial services. He has particular experience in derivatives. He also has significant experience in disputes arising in the private equity sector. He has appeared in numerous cases involving energy and natural resources, and has particular experience in the petroleum and natural gas industries. Likewise, he has acted in many insurance/reinsurance disputes, for both insured/reinsured and insurers/reinsurers. He has been involved in many leading cases in the fields of commodities and shipping, including shipbuilding disputes and disputes under MOAs.

Charles also has extensive experience in civil fraud cases, including cases involving fraud in the banking and shipping sectors. He is instructed in applications for urgent relief arising out of fraud claims.

Career

Year of call: 1994
Year of QC: 2010

Member

  • COMBAR
  • LCACBA
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Cambridge, Trinity College: Law, First Class.

Leisure

Tennis, football, racing, theatre.


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Silks

Charles Kimmins QC - Twenty EssexA joy to work with, his ability to anticipate issues is most impressive; he has a tactical mind and a lovely style.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

Charles Kimmins QC - Twenty EssexA “go-to” silk for high-value energy matters; he is very good at grasping complex and difficult matters.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Charles Kimmins QC - Twenty EssexHe provides an excellent service.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Charles Kimmins QC - Twenty EssexAbsolutely top notch, one of the leading silks in the field.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

Charles Kimmins QC - Twenty EssexWonderfully user-friendly and a brilliant advocate.

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