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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

Public international law

Twenty Essex has been at the forefront of public international law for over 70 years.

Current members have built on the legacy of such luminaries as Lord Arnold McNair, Sir Francis Vallat, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, Sir Arthur Watts, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht and Professor David Caron. Amongst current members are two former principal Legal Advisers of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Sir Michael Wood (1999–2006) and Sir Daniel Bethlehem KC (2006–2011); a Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice (The Hon. Charles N Brower); and numerous senior arbitrators and conciliators appointed in inter-State, investor-State and other public international law proceedings.

Members have outstanding reputations and experience advising and representing States, governments, corporations, individuals and NGOs across the full spectrum of public international law. They appear regularly before a wide range of international forums, including the International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Iran-US Claims Tribunal, European Court of Human Rights, investor-State tribunals, ICSID annulment panels, and WTO panels and Appellate Body. They are equally at home in domestic court proceedings. A number also act as expert witnesses on questions of public international law.

Twenty Essex also provides expert practical advice on all aspects of procedure and case management, including selection of judges, arbitrators and experts, procedural rules, interlocutory matters, interim relief, and the organisation of hearings. Members work alongside lay and professional clients at every stage of the case, drafting pleadings, rules of procedure and other documents.

Alexander Layton KC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Duncan Matthews KC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG KC

Silk: 2003 - Call: 1988

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Gordon Nardell KC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1995

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Michael Ashcroft KC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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Wendy Miles KC

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

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Andrew Ayres KC

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

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Sudhanshu Swaroop KC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Guglielmo Verdirame KC

Silk: 2019 - Call: 2006

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Philip Riches KC

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

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Jonathon Redwood SC

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

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Simon C Milnes KC

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

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Sir Michael Wood

Call: 1968

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Julie Anderson

Call: 1993

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Zannis Mavrogordato

Call: 1999

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Simon Olleson

Call: 2002

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Professor Stefan Talmon

Call: 2007

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Penelope Nevill

Call: 1998 (New Zealand), 2010 (England and Wales)

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Mahnaz Malik

Call: 2002 (New York); 2012 (England and Wales)

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Monica Feria-Tinta

Call: 2014

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Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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Kate Parlett

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2010 (Solicitor, England and Wales); 2005 (Solicitor, Australia)

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Jonathan Ketcheson

Call: 2016

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Professor Philippa Webb

Call: 2006 (New York); 2016 (England and Wales)

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Mark Tushingham

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

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Michal Hain

Call: 2017

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Maria Kennedy

Call: 2018

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Fiona Petersen

Call: 2018

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Manuel Casas

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

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Courtney Grafton

Call: 2020

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Talia Zybutz

Call: 2020

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Paolo Busco

Call: 2014 (Italy); 2017 (Registered as a European lawyer with the Bar of England and Wales); 2021 (England and Wales)

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Daniel Kalderimis

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

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Brendan Plant

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

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Alexandros Demetriades

Call: 2021 (England & Wales); 2021 (Cyprus)

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Matthew McGonagle

Call: 2021

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The Honorable Charles N Brower

Call: 1962 (New York); 1971 (District of Columbia)

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J William Rowley KC

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

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The Honourable L Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, KC

Silk: 1976 - Call: 1961

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Professor Julian DM Lew KC

Silk: 2003 - Call: 1970 (Solicitor: 1981; Attorney-at-law, New York: 1985)

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Dr Michael Moser

Call: 1981 (New York)

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Professor Hi-Taek Shin

Call: 1977 (Korea)

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Sarah Grimmer

Call: 1998 (New Zealand)

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