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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Brendan Plant

Brendan Plant

Call: 2019 (England & Wales); 2004 (Solicitor, Australia)

Languages: Italian (conversational); French (conversational); Spanish (conversational)

Brendan has a broad practice covering all aspects of public international law and commercial arbitration.

Brendan has advised states, NGOs and private entities on a wide range of issues, including territorial sovereignty and land boundaries, maritime delimitation and the law of the sea, international environmental law, international investment protection, the law of treaties, human rights, refugee law, and international cultural heritage law. He also has experience in commercial arbitration.

Brendan has acted in cases before a variety of international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights, the UN Committee Against Torture, and the East African Court of Justice. He has also acted in cases before national courts, including the UK Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

Brendan was previously an Academic Research Panelist at Blackstone Chambers (2015–2021), where he assisted on questions concerning human rights and refugee law, media law, privacy and data protection, and he has practised at major law firms in Sydney and London, including Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) and Latham & Watkins.

Alongside his legal practice, Brendan has enjoyed an extensive and far-reaching career in academia. He is a Fellow of Downing College and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, and was previously a Fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is co-author of Evidence before the International Justice (2009, BIICL), and author of Effectiveness and the Adjudication of Territorial Disputes (2022, OUP). He teaches international law and contract law at the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on all aspects of public international law at universities around the world.

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