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Essex Court Chambers

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London, Singapore

Jern-Fei Ng

Work 020 7813 8000
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)


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).


Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn.


Cantonese, Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin.


Trinity College, Cambridge (MA).

Asia Pacific: The English Bar


Within: Commercial – Leading juniors

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

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Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersHe 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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Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersHis advocacy skills mean he is able to annihilate the opposing witness in cross-examination.’

Within: Shipping

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

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London Bar


Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersAn extremely persuasive advocate, who brings considerable intellectual capacity and endless energy to cases.’

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Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersAn extremely persuasive, fiercely intelligent and innovative advocate, who leaves no stone unturned.’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersExcellent, he can eat documents for breakfast.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersAlways available, always “on the ball”, always excellent.’

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Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersHe is wonderfully client-oriented and responsive.’

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Tax: corporate and VAT

Within: Tax: VAT – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersTremendous experience of a wide range of issues.’

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