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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

Gordon Nardell KC

Gordon Nardell KC

Silk: 2010 Call: 1995

Languages: French (fluent); German (conversational); Italian (conversational)

Gordon specialises in international litigation and arbitration. He has a particular focus on claims by and against state bodies and on work involving energy transition, infrastructure and utilities. Gordon is also known for his work in commercial regulation, judicial review proceedings and contract disputes in other sectors including transport, public/private partnerships and financial services.

Gordon works at the cutting edge of contemporary legal disputes, covering issues such as intra-EU investment claims, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on contracts, regulation of Hydrogen and other emerging renewable energy technologies, post-Brexit UK-EU relations, and trade via international free ports and zones.

Gordon is a barrister in England & Wales and Ireland and a foreign member of the Dutch Brussels Bar. He accepts arbitral appointments, ad hoc and under the rules of the main institutions. He is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator. Gordon also has extensive experience in Parliamentary and public affairs work in the UK and internationally. Since the UK’s 2016 EU referendum he has advised extensively on Brexit issues affecting business and government, serving on professional and government bodies.

He began his professional career as a commercial litigation solicitor, qualifying in 1987. He practised public international law at the Council of Europe and served as UK Parliamentary Counsel before moving to the Bar.

 

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He has excellent presentation skills and is commercial and considered." "He is an extremely bright and clever advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

Responsive, with a keen eye for detail, he is easy to work with and very commercial.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

He can see the arguments instantaneously and advise on the hoof.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

He is very willing to discuss. He is very open and talks about the issues." "He is cooperative and very easy to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

Very good with clients, extremely thorough, has a good mastery of the detail and is an accomplished advocate

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Offers a mix of seniority, pragmatism and user-friendliness.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A decisive and accomplished QC

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A good advocate who knows how to treat judges. He has a very warm personality and is good with clients.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He manages clients very well and grasps the issues very quickly.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He knows how the regulator thinks and has excellent presentation skills. He is easy to access, commercial and considered.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

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