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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

Paul Lowenstein

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

Work Department

  • Banking and finance
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Media and entertainment
  • Professional negligence

Position

Paul is a leading commercial silk in domestic and international litigation. He has expertise in high-profile, heavy and sensitive commercial disputes of all kinds, including in specialised jurisdictions. Paul is also regularly instructed in international and domestic fraud cases.
Acknowledged as a team player and an expert strategist with a highly commercial approach, Paul regularly leads groups of barristers both within his core fields of practice and in diverse and specialist areas such as competition and privacy litigation.
Paul is regularly instructed in international and domestic arbitration and in English court proceedings in aid of arbitral proceedings and in connection with the enforcement of arbitration awards. He also advises overseas lawyers and gives expert evidence on issues of English law and procedure arising in foreign proceedings.
He is a qualified Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) mediator and an experienced mediation advocate.
Paul is an active senior advocacy trainer at the Middle Temple. He is also a Chairman of the Trustees of the International Law Book Facility (ILBF), a registered charity that provides used printed legal texts to the developing world. In 2015, Paul was nominated for the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award for his work with the ILBF.

Career

Called 1988; Silk 2009

Member

  • Bar Disciplinary Tribunals: Chairman
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association: Committee Member
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Honorary Advisory Board of the University of Manchester Review of Law: Crime and Ethics
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Master of the Bench, Middle Temple
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Paul is a Chairman of the Trustees of the International Law Book Facility (www.ilbf.org.uk), a registered charity which provides used printed legal texts to the developing world. Paul was nominated for the 2015 Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award announced by the Bar Pro Bono Unit. The award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work. Paul was nominated for his work with the ILBF.

Education

  • Manchester University: LLB (Hons)
  • University of Cambridge: LLM


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Paul Lowenstein QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜Cuts through very complex legal issues.’

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

20 Essex Street β€˜is always willing to find someone to help’ and β€˜very strong in banking and finance, and increasingly so where there are additional fraud elements’. Clients particularly appreciate its β€˜range of expertise, practicality and pricing’. As well as nurturing some top-notch, home grown talent, it has also attracted leading silks, such as Paul Lowenstein QC from 3 Verulam Buildings.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Paul Lowenstein QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜Dedicated, hands-on, and a pleasure to work with.’

Within: Commercial litigation

20 Essex Street has β€˜excellent commercial silks and juniors’, and while the set is β€˜historically known for shipping work, it has become a leading set in complex commercial litigation’. The set’s commercial offering was boosted by the arrival of Paul Lowenstein QC from 3 Verulam Buildings. Notable highlights include Retailers v MasterCard and Retailers v Visa, as well as Petrosaudi Oil Services v Novo Banco & PDVSA. Clients also note that β€˜the clerks are great to work with and extremely flexible in their approach’.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Paul Lowenstein QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜An immensely impressive commercial silk; extremely thorough, hardworking and responsive.’

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

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

Paul Lowenstein QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜He is very focused, hands on and combative.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Paul Lowenstein QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜Has a hands-on approach.’

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