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Twenty Essex

20 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.twentyessex.com
London, Singapore

Michael Ashcroft QC

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
Twenty Essex (Twenty Essex)

Work Department

  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Commodities
  • Financial derivatives
  • General commercial litigation
  • Insurance/reinsurance
  • International trade
  • Investment disputes
  • Jurisdictional disputes
  • Mining
  • Offshore/energy
  • Oil rig/drilling disputes
  • Ship sale contracts
  • Shipbuilding contracts and other construction contracts
  • Shipping
  • Super yacht disputes

Position

Michael has a broad commercial practice, specialising in high value and complex (often highly technical) commercial contract disputes. He took silk in 2011, at only 38 years of age.

He was awarded the prestigious “International Arbitration Silk of the Year” by Chambers & Partners in 2016. Over recent years, he has been ranked as a leading silk by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in the following practice areas: shipping, commodities, energy, civil fraud and international arbitration.

Michael has vast experience of jurisdictional disputes, having appeared in several of the leading cases. He is also regularly involved in applications for injunctions and for the enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards.

He appears regularly in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court. Michael also has a wide range of experience of cases before, and on appeal from, arbitration tribunals in various jurisdictions (including Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, Malaysia, Paris and New York). He is a team player and has led large teams of counsel in significant cases; he works frequently as co-counsel with lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions. Michael also has significant experience of mediation.

Michael accepts appointments as an arbitrator both in London and abroad. He is a member of the MOOGAS panel of international arbitrators and mediators. Michael also acts as an expert on English law in foreign proceedings.

Career

Qualified 1997 (Gray’s Inn). Took Silk in 2011.

Member

  • Commercial Bar Association

Education

  • University of Oxford, Magdalen College: BA, First Class; Bachelor of Civil Law, First Class

Leisure

Golf, skiing, badminton.


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Michael Ashcroft QC - Twenty EssexTough, gritty and vastly experienced in international trade and commodities work.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Michael Ashcroft QC - Twenty EssexExtremely intelligent and inspires complete confidence.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Michael Ashcroft QC - Twenty EssexHe gave us and the client confidence in him, and is easy to work with.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Michael Ashcroft QC - Twenty EssexHe is extremely intelligent.

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