Richard Greenberg joined 20 Essex Street in September 2014 upon completion of pupillage. He specialises in commercial law, including arbitration, shipping and commodities, energy and natural resources, insolvency and company law, banking and finance and private international law.
Richard has experience of being led in complex, high-value litigation and arbitration, but also regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court. In 2015, he was seconded to the litigation department of a major city firm for three months and worked in-house with a Norwegian Defence Club for six weeks.
His recent cases include:
- SIAC Arbitration 2016: acting (as sole counsel) for the buyers in a three day commodities arbitration in Singapore arising out of a ban on the import of steel by the Indonesian government.
- Magellan Spirit ApS v Vitol SA  EWHC 454 (Comm): acting for the owners of an LNG vessel in an application for an anti-suit injunction in respect of a US$15m cargo claim brought in Nigeria (led by Timothy Hill QC).
- LMAA Arbitration 2015: acting for the charterers of a vessel in a US$60m arbitration dispute with the owners concerning whether the vessel that was tendered for delivery was properly the subject matter of the charterparty and whether charterers were entitled to terminate the charterparty (led by Michael Ashcroft QC and Rupert Hamilton).