Sam Goodman > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex
Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial law
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Insolvency and company law
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Private international law
  • Shipping
  • Technology, media and telecoms


Sam has a broad commercial practice covering both litigation and international arbitration, with a particular focus on civil fraud/asset recovery, banking, company and insolvency, energy, IT and international trade. Many of his cases have an international element and give rise to complex questions of private international law.

Sam has experience of substantial litigation before the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He is regularly instructed on interim applications such as freezing orders, search orders, prohibitory injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal/Bankers Trust relief.

Sam was featured in the 2018 edition of Global Data Review’s “40 under 40”, which recognised his expertise in cyberfraud and cybersecurity disputes. He was recently instructed in the first Bitcoin trial to take place in Singapore.

Prior to joining Twenty Essex, Sam taught private international law as a Teaching Fellow on UCL’s Conflict of Laws course. He has previously worked at litigation boutique Kobre & Kim LLP, where his matters included the representation of Chevron Corporation in relation to the long-running $18 billion Lago Agrio litigation.


Year of call: 2015


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
  • ICC
  • London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • London Shipping Law Centre


  • BPP Law School: Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding (2015)
  • University of Oxford, Mansfield College: Bachelor of Civil Laws, Distinction (2014)
  • University of Cambridge, Queens’ College: BA (Hons) in Law, First Class (2012)