39 Essex Chambers officially launched its new office in Singapore last night, celebrating with a cocktail reception attended by some of the most renowned names in the legal market.
The new office, at Maxwell Chambers, will be managed by Roderick Noble, Director of Asian Business, who is now based in Asia on a permanent basis. Sean Wilken QC takes up his position as Head of 39 Essex Chambers in Singapore with many other members of chambers committed to spending significant periods of time in the region. Chambers will provide advocacy, arbitration and mediation services on commercial, financial, construction, public, public international, regulatory and environmental law.
39 Essex Chambers’ Singapore Chambers is an extension to its already established presence in the Southern Hemisphere. Overseas members include Charles Manzoni QC who is based in Hong Kong on a full-time basis and Vincent Nelson QC in the Caribbean, along with associate members in Australia and South Africa, but the new office will act as a hub to fully service jurisdictions across Asia including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia and Laos, China and India.
David Barnes, Chief Executive and Director of Clerking says: “Chambers has seen an increasing demand for our services in Asia and members are frequently engaged on matters in the region. Having a base in Asia will allow us to strengthen our ability to bring the highly specialised skills of our barristers to clients based outside of the UK, whilst complementing the existing local expertise. This is part of an ongoing commitment by Chambers to the Asian region, and it is an extremely exciting time for us.”
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