International Arbitration Barristers

International Arbitration

Counsel in international arbitration

39 Essex Chambers is renowned for our members’ representation and advisory work in international arbitration throughout the world.

Our members are available to carry out international arbitration work in any international venue. We can also offer the services of members based in our Singapore and Kuala Lumpur offices and of members resident in Hong Kong, Australia, Canada and South Africa.

We accept instructions on referral from UK or international law firms and directly from foreign law firms or clients.

What our members offer

Our members act in high-value commercial and construction arbitrations for clients all over the world, including, among other countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and mainland China, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Ireland, Namibia, the USA, Papua New Guinea, Russia, South Africa, Trinidad, Jamaica and Latin American countries.

International arbitrators

Among our members are several leading arbitrators, who have been appointed sole arbitrators, as party or institutional nominees for three-person tribunals, and as tribunal chairmen, in arbitrations in many jurisdictions.

We can offer as arbitrators past presidents of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and officers and panel members of the leading international arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, KLRCA, CIETAC, KCAB, DIAC, LME and LMAA.

Our members also act as adjudicators, mediators, conciliators and chairmen or members of dispute boards for international energy and infrastructure projects.

Awards

In 2013, 39 Essex Chambers was awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the International Trade category, the UK’s highest recognition for international business success.

In 2014, 39 Essex Chambers was awarded International Arbitration Chambers of the Year by Legal 500.

Who to contact

David Barnes

David Barnes is the Chief Executive & Director of Clerking for the International Arbitration team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1115


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Simon Goldblatt QC

Simon Goldblatt QC

Call: 1953 Silk: 1972

John Tackaberry QC

John Tackaberry QC

Call: 1967 Silk: 1982

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

Call: 2014 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Hefin Rees QC

Hefin Rees QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Karim Ghaly QC

Karim Ghaly QC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Loretta Malintoppi
Adam Robb

Adam Robb

Call: 1995

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Christopher Staker
Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

Alexandra Bodnar

Alexandra Bodnar

Call: 2004

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Yash Bheeroo

Yash Bheeroo

Call: 2011

Cleon Catsambis

Cleon Catsambis

Call: 2011

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

Call: 1968 Silk: 1982

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Call: 2005

Vincent Nelson QC

Vincent Nelson QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2001

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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