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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

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200

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

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200

Singapore

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

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Banking and financial services

Twenty Essex has for many years been involved in some of the most significant disputes in this area, including the seminal Springwell v JP Morgan Chase case; Bank Overdraft Charges Litigation; Mastercard Litigation; RBS Rights Issue Litigation; various derivative mis-selling claims; claims brought by sovereign wealth funds in relation to investments made by them; and the fraud claims by BTA Bank against Mr Ablyazov, and by Vneshprombank against Mr Bedzhamov. The sums at stake are frequently in the billions of US dollars.

Members act across the full spectrum of banking, financial services, FinTech and asset management disputes. This includes cases involving allegations of mis-selling of investments; loan agreements; guarantees; derivatives (very often involving the ISDA Master Agreement); structured products; debt buybacks; and capital markets transactions.

In addition, the expertise of Twenty Essex in international trade means that members have considerable experience in advising on associated trade finance matters (such as letter of credit).

Most of the disputes in which members are involved have a significant international dimension, raising complex jurisdictional issues.

Twenty Essex is often instructed on a very urgent basis to obtain, or seek the discharge of, freezing injunctions and other interim relief in relation to banking and investment disputes.

Members are instructed both for and against major financial institutions.

Charles Connor

Call: 2022

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Alexander Yean

Call: 2022

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Isabelle Winstanley

Call: 2022

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Kevin Lee

Call: 2013 (Singapore); 2017 (England and Wales)

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Thomas Wong

Call: 2021 (England and Wales); 2018 (Hong Kong); 2010 (Solicitor, Hong Kong)

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Matthew McGonagle

Call: 2021

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Sarah Grimmer

Call: 1998 (New Zealand); 2023 (Solicitor, Hong Kong)

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Courtney Grafton

Call: 2020

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Jonathon Redwood SC

Silk: 2020 SC (New South Wales) - Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2006 (New South Wales & Victoria); 2002 (New York)

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Talia Zybutz

Call: 2020

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Manuel Casas

Call: 2012 (Venezuela); 2016 (New York); 2020 (England and Wales)

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Joshua Folkard

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2020 (British Virgin Islands)

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Professor Hi-Taek Shin

Call: 1977 (Korea)

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Nigel Rawding KC

Silk: 2016 - Call: (Solicitor: 1984)

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Andrew Ayres KC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1996 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands); 2020 (Cayman Islands)

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Daniel Kalderimis

Call: 1999 (New Zealand); 2005 (New York); 2006 (Solicitor, England and Wales); 2021 (Barrister, England and Wales)

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Lord Glennie (Angus Glennie)

Silk: 1991 (England & Wales); 1998 (Scotland) - Call: 1974 (England & Wales); 1992 (Scotland)

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Maria Kennedy

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Fiona Petersen

Call: 2018

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Wendy Miles KC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 2020 (England and Wales); 1994 (New Zealand); 2000 (Solicitor, England and Wales)

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Sir Peter Gross

Silk: 1992 - Call: 1977

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James Gardner

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2023 (British Virgin Islands)

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Edward Gilmore

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Matthew Chan

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Sarah Tresman

Call: 2008 (England and Wales); 2016 (Cayman Islands); 2021 (British Virgin Islands)

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Stephen Atherton KC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1989 (England and Wales); 2009 (Bar of the Eastern Caribbean)

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Michael Tselentis KC

Silk: 1989 (Senior Counsel, South Africa); 2003 (England and Wales) - Call: 1978 (South Africa); 1995 (England and Wales)

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Paul Lowenstein KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1988 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands)

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Tony Beswetherick KC

Silk: 2022 - Call: 2003 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands); 2022 (DIFC)

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Harris Bor

Call: 2006; 2002 (Solicitor, England and Wales)

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Thomas Raphael KC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1999

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Alex Carless

Call: 2012

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Michael Ashcroft KC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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Andrew Fulton KC

Silk: 2021 - Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2003 (New Zealand); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

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Timothy Young KC

Silk: 1996 - Call: 1977

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Michal Hain

Call: 2017

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Patrick Dunn-Walsh

Call: 2012

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David Owen KC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1983

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Lawrence Akka KC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1991

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Luke Pearce KC

Silk: 2023 - Call: 2007

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2019 (AIFC); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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J William Rowley KC

Silk: 1983 - Call: 1970 (Ontario); 1984 (Alberta)

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Daniel Bovensiepen

Call: 2004

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Dr Michael Moser

Call: 1981 (New York)

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Fiona Whiteside

Call: 2017

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Sean Snook

Call: 2000

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Socrates Papadopoulos

Call: 2001

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Tom Corby

Call: 2011

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Philip Riches KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2021 (British Virgin Islands)

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Richard Greenberg

Call: 2013

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Rupert Hamilton

Call: 2010 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Nakul Dewan SA

Silk: 2019 (Senior Advocate) - Call: 2001 (India); 2010 (Singapore); 2014 (England and Wales)

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Monica Feria-Tinta

Call: 2014

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Michael Lee

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Malcolm Jarvis

Call: 1998

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Mark Tushingham

Call: 2012 (New Zealand); 2016 (England and Wales)

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Matthew McGhee

Call: 2013

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Jonathan Ketcheson

Call: 2016 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Sir Mark Havelock-Allan KC

Silk: 1993 - Call: 1974

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Simon C Milnes KC

Silk: 2022 - Call: 2005 (England and Wales); 2010 (British Virgin Islands)

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Julian Kenny KC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Henry Byam-Cook KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2000

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Clare Ambrose

Call: 1992

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Blair Leahy KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

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Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

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Andrew Dinsmore

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2018 (Northern Ireland)

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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Sudhanshu Swaroop KC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Michael Collett KC

Silk: 2013 - Call: 1995

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David Lewis KC

Silk: 2014 - Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

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Charles Kimmins KC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1994

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Philip Edey KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1994

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Duncan Matthews KC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986 (England and Wales); 2003 (BVI)

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