Malcolm Jarvis specialises in commercial and EU law.
He is recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading junior for commercial litigation, energy and commodities and by Chambers UK as a leading junior for energy and natural resources. He is described as being "charming and unflappable" (The Legal 500 UK 2015 (Commercial Litigation)) and as having "a measured style of advocacy, which judges appreciate" (The Legal 500 UK 2014 (Commercial Litigation). He is "extremely diligent and focused; a first port of call for instructing solicitors" (The Legal 500 UK 2015 (Energy)), noted for being "both really clever and a delightful person to work with" (Chambers UK Bar 2016 (Energy & Natural Resources)). He is "experienced in complex upstream, midstream and downstream disputes" (The Legal 500 UK 2016 (Energy)).
After reading law at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a first class Master of Laws degree, he obtained a doctorate (Cum Laude) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998 (Middle Temple) and has been in practice at 20 Essex Street since October 1999.