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Fri, 19/5/2017
8th-19th May 2017 Malcolm Holmes QC was invited to draw upon his experience as a respected international arbitrator to present a series of lectures discussing the current environment of intenational arbitration at various legal institutions in Beijing. Malcolm's tour engagements included:  'International Commercial Arbitration' China Foreign Affairs University (Beijing) 'Recent Developments in Costs including Third Party Funding' CIETAC (Beijing) 'Mediation &...
Wed, 17/5/2017
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s under-40 Group – ICDR Young & International – has announced the new members of its executive and advisory boards. In a press release dated the 15th May, as well as announcing the five new members of the executive board that will sit for a three-year term (as selected by the departing executive board from a pool of applicants), ICDR Young & International's global advisory board was unveiled. The latter assists...
Tue, 16/5/2017
In the Supreme Court case hearing Reyes v Al-Malki and another, 20 Essex Street had three Members, Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC, Sudhanshu Swaroop QC and Dr Philippa Webb, taking part in the proceedings and had Members acting on both sides. This case was screened live on the Supreme Court website.   
Tue, 9/5/2017
Honourary Chairman of the HKIAC Dr Michael J Moser and former HKIAC secretary-general Chiann Bao have jointly composed the only detailed commentary on the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. The 'Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules' gives an insider's perspective on how the HKIAC Secretariat administers arbitrations under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules and provides practitioners with an in-depth, comprehensive background to the HKIAC. This practical guide...
Mon, 8/5/2017
Legal Week's 'Banking Litigation and Regulation Forum' returns on 15th June 2017, gathering the elite of the banking industry to interact with leading legal experts on the most pertinent industry issues facing lawyers and law firms through a series of panel discussions, practical workshops and fireside chats. Alexander Layton QC will join the opening session to discuss issues thrown up by Brexit. For more information and to register for the event please see the event webpage.
Mon, 8/5/2017
Following their appearance in Marex Financial Limited v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia, David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report in this 20 Essex Street Bulletin on the 25 April 2017 judgment of Mr Justice Knowles in which Mr Sevilleja’s application challenging the Court’s jurisdiction was dismissed. The case raises a number of important issues on the proper construction of the tort jurisdictional gateway; the scope of the tort of procuring a breach of contract...
Fri, 5/5/2017
On 4th May 2017 Professor Michael Bridge, Michael Coburn QC and Luke Pearce presented a review to a delegation in London on the issues arsing out of the landmark cases Spar Shipping and MSC v Cottonex and how they may impact the future repudiation of commercial contracts. If you would like this presentation to be held in your offices or recieve the handouts from the evening's seminar please contact the Marketing Communications Manager Tamara McCombe tmccombe [at]...
Wed, 3/5/2017
We are pleased to announce that the next YPILG event, hosted by Matrix Chambers (London), will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017. The subject of the panel discussion will be Advocacy before international courts and tribunals: a practical guide.  The panellists will be Michelle Butler (Matrix), Dr Kate Parlett (20 Essex Street), Amy Sander (Essex Court Chambers) and Will Thomas (Freshfields), with Alison Macdonald QC (Matrix) as moderator. This event is now fully subscribed. To receive...
Tue, 2/5/2017
Dr Kate Parlett has joined Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC, Sir Michael Wood and Dr Philippa Webb on the Public International Law Advisory Panel of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The Advisory Panel provides guidance to the public international law programme of the British Institute and is comprised of prominent academics, practitioners, and government officials. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law has a vibrant and extensive programme of activities in...
Tue, 2/5/2017
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce the appointment of Jemma Tagg as Director of Strategic Development. Jemma, presently Head of International Relations at Slaughter and May, will join Chambers on 22 May 2017.    Jemma will work closely with Duncan Matthews QC, co-head of Chambers responsible for practice development, and with the Chambers Management Committee to expand members’ domestic and international practices and drive 20 Essex Street forward as a pre-eminent set in...