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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

Jern-Fei Ng

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Barrister specialising in civil fraud, commercial litigation, energy and commodities, international arbitration, shipping and indirect tax, with offices in London and Singapore. Cases include: RBS Deutschland (sole counsel for RBS in the ECJ against the governments of the UK, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Denmark); Fiona Trust litigation (civil fraud, shipping, described by The Times as ‘the shipping trial of the century’); CNA Insurance Company v Willis (civil fraud); Thiess v Kaltim Prima Coal (commodities, energy); Ikos litigation (civil fraud); Chambers Finance Ltd v Brent (promissory notes); BlackRock v HMRC (compound interest claim); Chubb Insurance Company v HMRC (insurance premium tax); American Express v HMRC (partial exemption). Also has extensive experience in a large number of arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules). Named by ‘Legal Week’ as one of ten Stars at the Bar for 2012 and named by the ‘Tax Journal’ as one of the 40 leading tax practitioners under the age of 40. Recommended by ‘The Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers UK’ for up to five categories: civil fraud, energy (Band 1), international arbitration, shipping and VAT. Recommended also by ‘Chambers Asia’ in international arbitration for two regions: Asia-Pacific and Singapore (Band 1).

Career

Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn.

Languages

Cantonese, Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin.

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (MA).


Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

Within: Commercial – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court Chambers β€˜A consummate advocate, who is not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and doing the hard work.’

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court Chambers β€˜He is super-responsive, has an encyclopaedic memory for case law and keen eye for strategy.’

Within: Energy

Essex Court Chambers’ Jern-Fei Ng appears as sole or lead counsel in arbitrations concerning commodities and infrastructure disputes.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court Chambers β€˜His advocacy skills mean he is able to annihilate the opposing witness in cross-examination.’

Within: Shipping

Essex Court Chambers’ Jern-Fei Ng appears in a range of shipbuilding disputes, ranging from vessel defect cases through to charterparty matters.

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London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – 2018 Silks

Jern-Fei Ng QC - Essex Court Chambers β€˜Legally brilliant, very hardworking and can master complex facts quickly; easy to work with and very attuned to commercial drivers and strategy.’

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Energy

Within: Energy – 2018 silks

Jern-Fei Ng QC - Essex Court Chambers β€˜A truly superb advocate – extremely persistent, easy to work with and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – 2018 silks

Jern-Fei Ng QC - Essex Court Chambers β€˜A good, strong, methodical applicator of the law, he was born a silk.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2018 silks

Jern-Fei Ng QC - Essex Court Chambers β€˜Always on top of his material – fully deserving of his appointment to silk.’

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – 2018 silks

Jern-Fei Ng QC - Essex Court Chambers β€˜Superb; a rising star.’

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Tax: corporate and VAT

Within: Tax: VAT – 2018 silks

Jern-Fei Ng QC - Essex Court Chambers β€˜At the top of his game.’

Within: Tax: corporate and VAT

The barristers at Essex Court Chambers are β€˜experts in the field of VAT and customs’ and β€˜can be relied upon to give the best advice’ to clients seeking to resolve tax issues. Members are predominantly instructed by tax payers in disputes with HMRC. Roderick Cordara QC and David Scorey QC are the go-to names in chambers, while Edmund King QC and Jern-Fei Ng QC took silk in 2018.

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