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39 Essex Chambers Offices
39 Essex Chambers
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David Brynmor Thomas KC
Counsel in international commercial arbitrations, also sits as an arbitrator. Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London Centre for Commercial Law Studies.
Qualified as a solicitor 1993; partner Herbert Smith from 2000-11; called to the Bar 2011; Middle Temple. International Arbitration Group.
Trustee CIArb; ICC Commission on Arbitration.
High School of Dundee; University of Edinburgh (1987MB ChB); College of Law (1991 CPE, Law Society Finals (First Class Hons)).
Skiing, golf, R&A, New Club Edinburgh.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4 (Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4 (Leading counsel as arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 2
David Brynmor Thomas KC –39 Essex Chambers ‘A well regarded arbitrator in the fields of construction and oil and gas. He has considerable experience as both a party appointed and sole arbitrator as well as a chairman.’
39 Essex Chambers is ‘full of excellent arbitrators‘ and is considered ‘an outstanding construction law set with many of the leading construction law specialists in the country‘. Energy and infrastructure disputes in Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong and China, all feature prominently on the agenda for its strong selection of full time and part time arbitrators. The members come from an impressive mix of backgrounds, including former judges such as Lord Dyson, highly rated barristers including Adrian Hughes KC and Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, and former solicitors such as Peter Rees KC, David Brynmor Thomas KC and David Bateson.
39 Essex Chambers has ‘great depth at both silk and junior level‘ and is considered a ‘premier set for large complex construction engineering infrastructure disputes‘. Clients are also attracted by the set’s ‘growing presence in Asia’. The members’ international reach extends to major disputes in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America. The set contains several high profile silks including Adrian Hughes KC, who recently defended a Chinese client in the enforcement of a Swiss arbitration award. David Brynmor Thomas KC and Karim Ghaly KC have also made a strong names for themselves in energy and infrastructure related claims. Jess Connors and Karen Gough are well-regarded at the junior end.