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20 Essex Street

Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.20essexst.com
London, Singapore
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC), Colleen Hanley, London, ENGLAND

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Colleen Hanley

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC)

Work Department

  • Commercial law and arbitration law
  • EU and UK competition law
  • Shipping

Position

Colleen specialises in commercial and competition law. 
She has a broad commercial law practice, including shipping, commodities and international arbitration. Colleen appears regularly before the Commercial Court and arbitration tribunals in disputes involving the international sale of goods, charterparty construction, cargo claims and jurisdictional issues. She regularly advises and acts for shipowners' defence clubs and is happy to accept direct instructions. She has acted for some of the world's largest commodity traders in sale of goods disputes. She also advises in superyacht disputes.
During 2005 Colleen worked as an in-house adviser at the Nordisk Shipowners' Defence Club in Oslo where she gained a unique understanding of the day-to-day legal issues affecting shipowners. During 2007 she worked in-house in the anti-trust department of the Washington DC office of Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP assisting in part with the marine hose dispute.
Colleen also has considerable expertise in UK and European competition law. From 2008 to 2009 she was the Principal Legal Adviser at Ofgem with responsibility for all competition law matters as well as advising on public and regulatory law issues. She has since advised several government bodies.
She accepts appointments as an arbitrator. 

Career

Called to bar 2003 (Inner Temple) (bursary scholar). Founder member of the London Irish Lawyers Association. Pegasus Scholar in Washington DC 2007-2008.

Languages

German (fluent); Irish (fluent); French (proficient); Italian (basic)

Member

  • Arbitration Ireland
  • Junior Counsel to the Crown, C Panel (from 2010)
  • London Irish Lawyers Association: Founding Member
  • LMAA: Supporting Member

Education

  • University of Munich: Zertifikat in German law, "Eins" (highest possible grade)
  • European University Institute Florence, Italy: LLM (Masters in laws) in European, International and Comparative law
  • University of Oxford, Somerville College: BA in Jurisprudence (Law with German Law), First Class


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Colleen Hanley - 20 Essex Street ‘Popular with commodity and energy traders for her experience in international trade disputes.’

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Colleen Hanley - 20 Essex Street ‘She gives very direct advice.’

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