39 Essex Chambers is delighted to announce that four members have been recommended in the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific.
Stuart Catchpole QC and Adrian Hughes QC were ranked in the ‘Spotlight Table’ for Arbitration (International), David Bateson was ranked in Band 2 for Arbitration (International) and Ben Olbourne was ranked in Band 2 for Dispute Resolution.
Stuart Catchpole QC is described as “one of the top three construction silks in the world and an outstanding advocate.” “is very hands-on and has an exceptionally strong command of the technical details and facts of the case,” and that “his dedication and proactive approach are impressive.”
Adrian Hughes QC “was excellent to work with and his work product was second to none.” One interviewee says of him: “I was impressed with his knowledge on construction issues and I felt very comfortable working with him”.
David Bateson, sources have “no hesitation in recommending” , since he is both a “very good arbitrator” and “one of the leading construction practitioners”. He also attracts praise for “writing a very good award,” for being “well able to control an arbitration” and for his “cultural sensitivity”.
Ben Olbourne is described as a “pragmatic, down-to-earth” advocate with a “good, tenacious style” and a formidable cross-examination capability – qualities which are identified as key reasons for his success. He is also “particularly well known for his handling of oil and gas, shipping and, increasingly, construction and infrastructure cases“.