Barristers at Twenty Essex have extensive experience of working closely with parties in the Asia Pacific region. This includes Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the PRC, Hong Kong SAR, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand and Vietnam.
Barristers provide a full range of contentious and non-contentious advisory and dispute management services to domestic and international law firms, private companies, governments and State-owned enterprises, as well as multinational companies doing business with counterparts in the Asia Pacific.
- Australia v Timor-Leste conciliation Indonesia/Timor-Leste negotiation – the first ever compulsory conciliation under a multilateral treaty namely the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
- B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd  SGHC(I) – instructed to advise on the first cryptocurrency trial in the Singapore International Commercial Court.
- Instructed in an SIAC arbitration for a leading London commercial bank against a warehouse operator in the PRC.
- Instructed in an ICC arbitration dispute arising out of a Joint Oil Production Sharing Contract in the East Timor Sea.
- Acting for PRC parties in a US arbitration, concerning a claim for damages for breach of contract for the investment into a venture capital fund.
- US$800m multi-jurisdictional dispute in relation to the ownership of a private equity fund. Ongoing proceedings in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Cayman Islands involving allegations of fraudulent breach of trust and unlawful means conspiracy.
- Successfully appeared in the first jurisdiction case in England and Wales in FRAND Litigation – Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & ors [16.04.18] and an anti-suit injunction to restrain litigation in the PRC Courts.
- LMAA London seat arbitration between a Korean ship builder and a German supplier in relation to propeller and other relevant machinery to be installed in five Ice-breaking LNG carriers.
- Instructed by a major PRC company in an arbitration dispute against Kuwaiti parties concerning a project to construct a container shipping terminal in the Middle East.
- Instructed by the Japanese owners of four vessels in their claims against the guarantor of the performance of four charterers.
- Instructed by Kuwaiti bank to respond to arbitration proceedings initiated by Japanese and Korean companies in a construction project dispute for a Kuwaiti plant.
- Instructed in an HKIAC US$1 bn private equity investment dispute.
- Instructed in a trade finance insurance arbitration between PRC and Korean parties.
- Instructed in the first case brought under the auspices of the Taiwan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement. The claim arises from the Taiwanese government’s conduct in the banking sector.
- CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown & 30 ors  EWHC 2230 (Comm) – successfully appeared for a PRC bank to obtain and enforce the first ‘Persons Unknown” worldwide freezing in junction and tracing and recovery of stolen assets following a complex cyber fraud.