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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

Lawrence Akka QC

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

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial applications of blockchains, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
  • Commercial law
  • Commodities
  • Data protection and data management
  • Derivatives
  • Information technology
  • International trade
  • Internet law
  • Jurisdictional disputes
  • Oil and gas
  • Outsourcing
  • Private international law
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipping
  • Software development contracts
  • Telecommunications and broadcasting

Position

Lawrence’s practice encompasses high value and technically complex commercial and contractual disputes. He specialises in cases involving new technologies, media and telecommunications, frequently with an international element. Lawrence is instructed to appear in courts at all levels. He also acts in numerous confidential IT, shipping, commodity and commercial arbitrations and mediations in the UK and abroad.

In his technology practice, Lawrence has acted in a wide range of disputes involving software and hardware procurement, outsourcing, development, e-commerce, broadcasting, internet and telecommunications law.

He has been involved with IT for over 30 years and has a thorough grasp of the technical and other issues involved in the industry. Lawrence is the vice-chairman (civil) of the Bar Council IT Panel. He has written domestic and business software applications and is fluent in several computer programming languages.

Lawrence also has a significant wider commercial practice in shipping, banking, commodities, fraud and commercial law.

He sits as sole, party-appointed and presiding arbitrator in both technology and commercial disputes and has accepted appointments under many different sets of rules.

Career

Called to Lincoln’s Inn 1991, QC 2012.

Languages

French

Member

  • Admiralty & Commercial Court Users Committee
  • British Computer Society
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Society for Computers and Law

Education

  • University of Oxford, St Catherine's College: BA (Hons) in Law, First Class


London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Lawrence Akka QC - Twenty EssexHe is a real star in tech disputes.

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