39 Essex Chambers is happy to announce that five barristers have been ranked in the most recent edition of Chambers and Partners Asia–Pacific 2016.
Stuart Catchpole QC, Sean Wilken QC, Adrian Hughes QC and David Bateson are recommended for International Arbitration and Ben Olbourne is again recognised for his work in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration.
Sources say of Stuart Catchpole QC that “what makes Stuart exceptional is the most rare combination of a huge intellect, an unrivalled ability to work with instructing solicitors and clients as part of an integrated team, and his excellence as an advocate.”
Adrian Hughes QC is noted that he “has vast experience in international commercial arbitrations” and is further acclaimed as “a class act” and “one of the best construction specialists” in the international arbitration field.
One source praises Sean Wilken QC that “He is very quick and very good at analysing the issues. His cross-examinations are also phenomenal and his submissions are focused and sharp.”
David Bateson is recognised by interviewees as “an accomplished arbitrator who is getting more and more appointments, both in Asia and worldwide.”
Ben Olbourne, who has been based in Singapore since 2012, is praised as “a very approachable, competent senior-junior.”
These individual rankings show the continued growing influence of 39 Essex Chambers in the Asia-Pacific region. Chambers services this region from its offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.