Miss Chantal-Aimée Doerries KC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC is the current Head of Atkin Chambers and a former Chairman of the Bar of England and Wales. She has a commercial dispute resolution practice, with particular emphasis on energy and natural resources, construction, engineering and infrastructure projects, international arbitration, professional negligence and general commercial.

As well as being instructed on a number of significant domestic project and energy disputes, she has a busy international practice. Cases have included disputes arising in Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Singapore), Europe (Germany, Lithuania, Norway and Switzerland), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Oman and Qatar), South America (Costa Rica and Peru), CIS (Russia and Azerbaijan), and Ukraine.

She is co-editor in chief of the International Construction Law Review.


Called to the Bar 1992, Queen’s Counsel 2008.


German (fluent), French (working knowledge).


Chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales (2016); TECBAR (Chairman 2010-2013); COMBAR.

Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QCAtkin Chambers

Very thorough, meticulous and in high demand for Asian disputes.

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QCAtkin ChambersChantal is a delight to work with. She is intelligent, friendly and very quick to see issues to be addressed.’

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Chantal-Aimee Doerries KCAtkin ChambersClearly an expert in her field, with the ability to provide strong technical and commercial advice in a complex area of law that the client was able to understand and appreciate.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Chantal-Aimée Doerries KCAtkin ChambersTechnically exceptional, she exhibits market-leading responsiveness and availability and is always an absolute pleasure to instruct.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC Atkin ChambersOne of the go-to counsel for complex cross-border construction disputes. She has an active international practice, especially in Asia. She understands what clients want and exceeds their expectations.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Chantal-Aimée Doerries KCAtkin Chambers