Twenty Essex has marked over a decade of operations in Singapore, a vital South East Asia hub for commercial law. Her Excellency, Kara Owen CMG, British High Commissioner to Singapore, Hayley Waskett, Deputy Country Director for the Department of Business and Trade, and Paul Broom OBE, Director of Political Affairs, joined a group of friends and colleagues from across the region at a reception at Eden Hall, alongside Twenty Essex’s co-heads of chambers, Charles Kimmins KC and Philip Edey KC, barristers and staff, to celebrate 13 years in Singapore.
Twenty Essex opened its Singapore offices in 2010 at Maxwell Chambers. It was one of just two UK chambers to establish a Singapore base at this time, and we have been investing in our international relationships and expertise ever since.
Speaking prior to the reception, Twenty Essex CEO Jemma Tagg said: “Singapore is an international hub for commercial litigation and arbitration, and so having an exceptional team of barristers and leading arbitrators on hand here is absolutely integral to providing the kind of global expertise and reach that clients require of a modern chambers. Our Singapore chambers also supports our work across the Asia-Pacific region, providing access to highly significant cases, a network of powerful commercial centres, and multiple globally important jurisdictions.”
Singapore-based Head of Asia-Pacific BD, Lara Quie, said: “While we’ve had to wait three years to be able to celebrate this major milestone, it is fabulous to be able to bring together at Eden Hall so many legal, business and civic leaders to recognise the commitment Twenty Essex, and the UK bar, has made to Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.”