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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

Malcolm Jarvis

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

Position

Malcolm specialises in commercial and EU law. He acts in commercial disputes arising in a variety of sectors including energy, natural resources, international trade and shipping (including shipbuilding).

He acts as advocate in the High Court (Business and Property Courts) and the appellate courts in England. He also represents clients in commercial arbitrations, including institutional (for example ICC and LCIA) and trade (for example LMAA, GAFTA and FOSFA). He is instructed both as sole advocate and as part of a team.

Malcolm’s practice often involves cross-border disputes. He has considerable specialisation in jurisdictional and conflict of law disputes and in obtaining and opposing interim applications for anti-suit and freezing injunctions. Malcolm is regularly instructed on challenges to arbitration awards in the High Court.

His EU law practice complements his commercial practice (for example under the Commercial Agents Regulations). It covers competition law (including follow-on damages claims), state aid and public procurement.

Career

Year of call: 1998

Languages

French (proficient); Dutch (proficient)

Member

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Bar European Group
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • LMAA: Supporting Member
  • United Kingdom Association of European Law

Education

  • University of Groningen (The Netherlands): LLD (Cum Laude)
  • University of Cambridge: MA, LLM (First Class)


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Malcolm Jarvis - Twenty Essex ‘ Extremely bright and a very calm operator, he is impressive on his feet – robust and determined. ’

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Commodities

Within: Leading Juniors

Malcolm Jarvis - Twenty Essex ‘ A good team member who is willing to roll up his sleeves up and help solicitors to achieve the right result for the client. ’

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Energy

Within: Leading Juniors

Malcolm Jarvis - Twenty Essex ‘ Extremely bright and a very calm operator; on his feet he is impressive – robust and determined. ’

Within: Energy

A standout set for shipping and commodities work, Twenty Essex also has a strong practice in energy disputes, notably in the offshore construction and energy trading arenas. One client notes how the set has 'a strong practice for the largest and most commercial disputes'. Timothy Hill QC acted in Glencore Energy UK Limited v Springfield Energy Limited, which concerned the storage and importation of gasoil and gasoline into Ghana for the domestic market. Michael Ashcroft QC advised Repsol on a $1.3bn Commercial Court claim brought by SBM on contractors all risks policies relating to the YME Mopustor Project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Co-head of chambers Duncan Matthews QC is active in several high-value disputes, including an UNCITRAL matter on behalf of the claimant that concerns a long-term drilling contract and the performance of a drilling vessel. Junior Malcolm Jarvis handled a substantial claim concerning the termination of contract for the supply and sale of subsea equipment for an offshore oilfield in Africa.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Malcolm Jarvis - Twenty Essex ‘ He is very experienced. ’

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