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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 WC2
Email:
Web:
www.20essexst.com
Singapore, London

Clare Ambrose

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

Position

Specialist in arbitration, commercial law, shipping, commodities, banking, international trade.Sits as arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes. Reported cases include: MRI Trading AG v Erdenet Mining Corp [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 465, Louis Dreyfus Kenya Ltd v Bolster Shipping Co Ltd [2010] EWHC 1732 (Comm); Attorney General v Trustees of the British Museum [2005] (Ch) 397; Koch Shipping Co v Richards Butler [2002] 2 All ER (Comm) 957; Glencore Grain Ltd v Flacker Shipping Inc, The Mass Glory [2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 144.

Career

Called to Gray’s Inn 1992, former fellow of Somerville College and lecturer at Oxford University; ‘B’ Panel of Treasury Counsel; deputy district judge; fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; co-author of London Maritime Arbitration 3rd Ed (Informa 2009).

Languages

French.

Education

Woldingham School; Somerville College, Oxford University (1990 BA Hons Jurisprudence First Class); Queens’ College, Cambridge (1991 LLM First Class).

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