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Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking and derivatives
  • Commercial law
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International trade, commodities and sale of goods
  • Private international law
  • Shipping


Sean advises and represents clients in a broad range of commercial and private international law disputes.

He has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the High Court (particularly the Commercial Court). Sean has also been instructed to represent clients before all the major arbitral bodies (including the LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, London Metal Exchange and Refined Sugar Association).

In addition to trial work, Sean has extensive experience in interim proceedings, in particular obtaining freezing orders, inspection orders and anti-suit injunctions. He has also assisted in mediations.

Before joining Chambers, Sean worked for 11 years at Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd (the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank AG). He was an Associate Director specialising in project and export finance, syndicated loan finance, and corporate and debt restructuring.


Called 2000, Lincoln’s Inn


  • Exeter University: History & Politics
  • London Guildhall University: Diploma in Law with Distinction


  • Exeter University: History and Politics
  • London Guildhall University: Diploma in Law with Distinction and the prize for the highest score in the year

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sean SnookTwenty EssexAn extremely strong junior to watch, he is experienced in both in court and in arbitration.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sean SnookTwenty Essex