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One Essex Court

International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance

10 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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One Essex Court has formidable expertise in international arbitration and is able to draw on a strong bench of renowned practitioners who handle a wide array of commercial and insurance-related disputes. The set enjoys an international reputation, with members appearing in arbitrations seated in London, Singapore, Dubai, Geneva and Stockholm. Barristers at the set appear in a range of high-profile disputes on behalf of clients in the energy and finance sectors, among others. One Essex Court fields both accomplished advocates and notable arbitrators. The barristers are well versed in the rules of major arbitral institutions, including the LCIA, the ICC, HKIAC, ICSID and SIAC, and often handle cases governed by foreign law.

Client service:

"They are always very efficient." "The clerks are excellent. Darren Burrows, the senior clerk, is very responsive and helpful." "They are brilliant. They are really professional and responsive." "The clerking is the best in the business. They are unbelievably proactive and helpful." "It is a hugely well-run set. They are accommodating, smart and understand the benefit of long-term relationships."

Strengths:

Alain Choo Choy QC
Alain Choo Choy QC provides solid advice and representation in commercial arbitrations, particularly those in connection with questions of jurisdiction and conflicting laws. He has notable expertise in banking and civil fraud disputes. He is experienced in handling LCIA and ICC arbitrations.
"He is great to work with - he is very bright, analytical and has an excellent manner with clients." "He is incisive and persuasive both on his feet and in writing."
Recent work: Instructed in State Trading Corporation of Mauritius v Betamax. This dispute concerns a challenge to an arbitration award following the cancellation of a contract concerning the transportation of all of the petroleum products needed by Mauritius.

Strengths:

Alexander Gunning QC
Alexander Gunning QC handles a number of complex international arbitrations, regularly acting under institutions such as the LCIA and ICC. He is particularly well versed in disputes relating to the mining, energy and financial services sectors for clients based across Asia.
"He has an impressive ability to absorb large volumes of information and to understand the relevant parts quickly." "He is excellent - he has a calm, effective, persuasive manner." "He's very commercial, exceptionally smart and absolutely prodigious with his output, without ever compromising quality."

Strengths:

Daniel Hubbard
Daniel Hubbard frequently acts as sole counsel in high-value international arbitrations, with particular emphasis on disputes regarding issues of oil and gas. He has experience handling disputes under LCIA rules.
"He is always happy to help. He's user-friendly and responsive."

Strengths:

Daniel Toledano QC
Daniel Toledano QC handles international arbitrations governed by the rules of various arbitral bodies, including the LCIA, the ICC and SIAC. He has notable expertise in cases stemming from the commodities and technology sectors, and receives particularly strong endorsements from the market for his advocacy in energy-related disputes.
"He is very user-friendly, highly intelligent and a superb advocate." "He's very commercial, always on top of the facts and very responsive." "He has got an excellent persuasive manner and has the ear of the tribunal."

Strengths:

Laurence Rabinowitz QC
Laurence Rabinowitz QC is widely considered by clients and peers to be a formidable silk. He is celebrated for his broad international arbitration practice and has longstanding expertise in issues relating to the energy and financial sectors, among others. His commercial abilities are devoted to both arbitration and litigation. He is adept at handling arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and HKIAC.
"He is very client-friendly, measured, has excellent judgement and is very good technically." "In terms of the quality of analysis he brings, he is top class."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the Russian Federation in a dispute concerning the enforcement of a USD50 billion arbitration award.

Strengths:

Nehali Shah
Nehali Shah assists in high-stakes international arbitrations under the rules of institutions such as the LCIA, the ICC, the LMAA and UNCITRAL, as well as enforcement proceedings ancillary to such arbitrations. Her cases concern a myriad of matters including energy, finance and insurance disputes.
"She is very knowledgeable, very commercial, knows the area inside out and is incredibly responsive." "She is hugely diligent and attentive."
Recent work: Acted for the Government of India in two hearings relating to the enforcement of an arbitral award worth in excess of £70 million.

Strengths:

Neil Kitchener QC
Neil Kitchener QC is an impressive commercial silk whose practice includes a regular flow of arbitration instructions. His cases span numerous sectors, including energy, insurance and intellectual property, and he has recently handled disputes relating to joint ventures.
"He really fights the case, he is on top of the facts and he is very strategic." "He is fantastic on his feet." "He is incredibly bright, as well as personable and approachable."

Strengths:

Nicholas Sloboda
Nicholas Sloboda comes recommended for his abilities in commercial and energy-related international arbitrations. He has considerable experience acting in high-value oil and gas-related disputes, often handled under SIAC, ICC and LCIA rules and in the Commercial Court. He regularly acts in matters arising in Africa and Europe.
"He's very user-friendly and incredibly well regarded." "His advocacy was very collected and calm."

Strengths:

Richard Boulton QC
Richard Boulton QC is a distinguished practitioner who brings significant international expertise to bear when handling arbitrations, particularly those with a financial element. He has extensive experience appearing before major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, UNCITRAL, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. He also handles disputes brought under the Energy Charter Treaty and often grapples with questions of international law.
"He is an experienced advocate who is so effective at cross-examining witnesses." "He has an amazing court presence." "He is very incisive, hard-working and strategic."

Strengths:

Sa'ad Hossain QC
Sa'ad Hossain QC handles a range of commercial disputes, including international arbitrations of significant value, particularly in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors. He is well versed in ICC, LCIA and SIAC proceedings, and attracts an international client base. He has deep knowledge of ancillary work, including challenges to arbitral awards.
"He's incredibly hard-working, smart and all over the detail of cases." "He is very thorough and provides excellent advice."

International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance

One Essex Court

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One Essex Court

Temple

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Greater London

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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance


Alain Choo Choy QC
Band 3
Alexander Gunning QC
Band 3
Daniel Toledano QC
Band 2
Laurence Rabinowitz QC
Band 1
Neil Kitchener QC
Band 4
Richard Boulton QC
Band 4

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