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Essex Court Chambers
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Called 2010, Gray’s Inn.


Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2008 BA Law (double first class)); Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2008 BCL (Distinction)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Catherine Jung  – Essex Court Chambers ‘Catherine has an excellent grasp of the law, and writes very well. She is also extremely personable, and is consequently always a pleasure to work with.’

Essex Court Chambers is ‘packed with excellent barristers‘ and has ‘a deserved reputation as a Magic Circle chambers for heavyweight litigation‘. The set’s senior and junior members offer an incredibly broad range of expertise, including overlapping strengths in civil fraud and commercial arbitration. Recent noteworthy cases include Dynasty Company for Oil and Gas Trading Ltd v The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq; and Dr Ashti Hawrami, a US$1.5bn Commercial Court claim relating to change of control of two oil and gas blocks in Northern Iraq in which Hawrami was successfully represented by Graham Dunning KC, Anton Dudnikov and Catherine Jung. Several members, including Dunning, Anna Dilnot KC, Ruth den Besten, Ciaran Keller and Benedict Tompkins, are representing different groups of defendants in, Suppipat & Ors v Nop Narongdeg & Ors, a US$2bn claim concerning an alleged fraud by Thai businessman Nop Narongdej and several other individuals and entities over the ownership of Thailand’s largest renewable energy company.