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Since the set’s foundation, Members of 20 Essex Street have been at the forefront of providing the full range of world-class contentious, advisory and dispute management services. The Chambers in London and its fully staffed Asia annex in Singapore offer specialist advocates with a broad practice in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution in English court proceedings at all higher court levels, as well as the EU and overseas. Members appear before the world’s leading arbitral and specialist commodity tribunals and have substantial arbitration, mediation and ADR practices. 

Across 20 Essex Street’s London and Singapore offices, barristers of all seniorities have considerable experience in representing both corporate and law firm clients, often advising on complex, high-value and multi-forum litigation. Core areas of work include arbitration, banking and financial services, civil fraud, company law, competition and trade regulation, energy and natural resources, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, international trade and commodities, professional negligence, public and private international law and shipping. 

20 Essex Street is also home to a number of highly respected domestic and international arbitrators and mediators, some of whom were previously judges either in the UK or overseas and all of whom are pre-eminent in their field.

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Causation and mitigation of loss: Assessing damages to reduce recoverable loss

The judgment in “The New Flamenco” (Supreme Court 28th June 2017) is of considerable significance in respect of questions of causation and mitigation of loss in general, as this article explains.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Frustration in Qatar: The contractual consequences for the shipping industry

On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain issued statements cutting ties with Qatar. This article looks at the implications for the region's shipping industry.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 10 July 2017 | Practice Area: Sea

Don’t assume technological shortcuts - lessons from the Court of Appeal in MSC Eugenia

Last week, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the MSC Eugenia case. In doing so, the court warned carriers about the use of technological shortcuts without reflecting this in their agreements, reminding parties of the need to comply with their particular contractual requirements.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 06 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Claiming Privilege

Lessons from Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 30 May 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Asset-stripping of judgment debtors, freezing injunctions, the limits of tortious liability and reflective loss

David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report on Marex Financial Limited v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia [2017] EWHC 918 (Comm).

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 04 May 2017 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

‘Man-in-the-middle’ fraud: how to prevent it, who is at risk, and what to do when it all goes wrong

A form of fraud, colloquially known as a ‘man-in-the-middle' attack, has become common in recent months. Targets of a man-in-the-middle attack range from individual consumers to large multinationals. This briefing examines how to prevent it, who is at risk, and what to do when it all goes wrong.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 25 April 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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After Brexit, what next for the Brussels I Regulation (Recast)?

This article looks at three steps the UK Government should take to assuage fears of upheaval in the system of commercial dispute resolution after Brexit.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 20 April 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Disputing jurisdiction in arbitration: a reminder of procedure and tactics

There are various routes by which a respondent to an arbitration claim can challenge jurisdiction. A respondent should consider what actions to take, with a view to the impact on these routes and their differing merits. This briefing looks at some of the key issues to consider.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 04 April 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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I think I'd better leave right now: Brexit and the scope of the prerogative power

This briefing considers the recent Brexit judgment on the Government’s power to give notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union for the UK to cease membership of the EU.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 14 November 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Apple, State aid and EU competence: were the Brexiteers right?

A recurring theme of the arguments for UK withdrawal from the EU was that the Union’s institutions have never contented themselves with the powers given to them by the Treaties. Does the recent Apple tax decision prove the Brexiteers right?

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 06 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

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