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Richard Eschwege

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Richard Eschwege has a broad, predominantly commercial, practice. He has advised on and acted across a wide range of commercial disputes, including energy, banking, financial services, civil fraud, insurance, telecommunications, and conflicts of laws and jurisdiction. He is currently working on a number of matters concerning natural resources, civil fraud, and 'oligarch' disputes.

His recent cases include: Arcadia Petroleum v. Bosworth [2016] EWCA Civ 818; Bank St Petersburg v. Arkhangelsky (Chancery Division); Scottish Power UK v. BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd [2015] EWHC 2658 (Comm); Bonhams v. Lawson & Ors [2015] EWHC 3527 (Comm); Peak Hotels v. Tarek Investments [2015] EWHC 1997 (Ch.); Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone & ors [2015] EWHC 566 (Comm), [2014] EWHC 3436 (Comm), [2013] EWHC 4728 (Comm); CF Partners v Barclays Bank [2014] EWHC 3049 (Ch.); Georgian American Alloys v. White & Case LLP [2014] EWHC 94 (Comm); Berezovsky v Abramovich [2012] EWHC 2463 (Comm); Katsouris Bros v Haitoglou SA [2011] EWHC 111 (QB); Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines v Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Ltd [2011] 2 All ER (Comm); Dana Petroleum v Woodside (Commercial Court) (2010).


Called 2008, Gray’s Inn; tenant Brick Court Chambers 2009 to date.


Balliol College, Oxford University, MA (2004 Honour Moderations, First Class; 2006 Literae Humaniores, First Class (Congratulatory)); City University, CPE (2007 Distinction); Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (2008 Outstanding).

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersOutstanding – to the point and very collegiate, and even by the high standards of the Bar he is very hardworking.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersIncredibly bright and turns work around very quickly.

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Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersOne of the finest lawyers of his generation; destined for great things.

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