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Fri, 8/9/2017
Duncan Matthews QC and Christopher Hancock QC are delighted to announce that Paul Lowenstein QC, previously of 3VB has joined 20 Essex Street. Paul, a consummate courtroom silk, is renowned for his trial advocacy in complex and often commercially sensitive corporate, commercial, banking, technical and civil fraud disputes. He has been awarded top rankings by leading legal directories. Chambers UK Bar 2017 states that he is: ‘A fearless advocate who’s very strategic, very user-...
Wed, 6/9/2017
At the New York State Bar Association Guatemala Seasonal Meeting 2017 taking place 12-15th September David Barniville SC will be participating on the distinguised 'Hot Topics in International Litigation and Arbitration' panel which will cover the latest developments in international arbitration and litigation in the United States, Latin America and around the world. Topics for discussion will include: Recent court rulings Current activity in international arbitration in...
Tue, 5/9/2017
After talks under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, East Timor and Australia have reached a landmark agreement that promises to end a maritime boundary dispute affecting the fate of oil and gas reserves estimated at US$40 billion. The agreement also addresses the legal status of the Greater Sunrise gas field located in the disputed waters and the establishment of a "special regime" for the development of the field and the sharing of revenues. In a press release...
Mon, 4/9/2017
In light of the case MT HØJGAARD A/S V E.ON CLIMATE & RENEWABLES UK ROBIN RIGG EAST LIMITED AND ANOTHER [2017] UKSC 59 Thomas Leary considers how the courts will construe design and build contracts which require construction in compliance with a prescribed fitness for purpose criteria which differs from what the prescribed design can achieve. This is a must-read for all involved in construction disputes (whether off-shore windfarms, ships, drilling rigs or other...
Thu, 31/8/2017
  It is with great pleasure that 20 Essex Street can announce it has been shortlisted for both Shipping and International Arbitration Set of the year as well as receiving individual shortlistings for Henry Byam-Cook as Shipping Junior of the Year and Tony Beswetherick for Company/Insolvency Junior of the year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017. The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017 nominations are in recognition of the work undertaken by members of 20 Essex Street which continues to place...
Wed, 23/8/2017
The UK Government has now released its response to the public consultation on economic sanctions after Brexit. Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder contributed to the consultation.  The full consultation can be viewed here.