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Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers

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London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Siddharth DharEssex Court ChambersA star performer in international arbitration.

Essex Court Chambers is ‘a “go-to” set in London for complex matters‘ and has ‘excellent strength in depth‘.  In 2017 and 2018, the set was instructed in energy cases with a combined value in excess of $80bn related to oil, gas, coal and renewable energy. Graham Dunning QC was lead counsel for the Kurdistan Regional Government in a $35bn LCIA arbitration relating to an oil and gas project in Northern Iraq and potential pipelines to serve Europe. Paul Key QC successfully represented Nigeria in its defence of a $9bn arbitration award. David Mildon QC represented the applicant in Kufpec UK Limited v Enquest Heather Limited, which centred on issues under a Farm-In Agreement for various North Sea license blocks. Among the juniors, Siddharth Dhar acted as sole lead advocate for the defendant in Hydro & Ors v Republic of Albania, a $1.5bn ICSID claim arising from alleged investments in the hydroelectric sector. According to one client: ‘The clerks are uniformly excellent – responsive and helpful‘.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Siddharth DharEssex Court ChambersVery rigorous and does a great job at analysing arguments and challenging them.