Twenty Essex has excellent commercial litigation capability and barristers who are experienced in arguing matters in all of the highest courts, a recent example being Process & Industrial Developments v Federal Republic of Nigeria. Valued at USD10 billion, this fraud case is very high-profile both in Nigeria and internationally and is alleged to be worth more than the combined annual Nigerian health, education and defence budgets. The set also continues to work on Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse, Privinvest & Others, a highly complex case valued at USD2 billion, involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption and conspiracy and with the ex-President and current President of Mozambique as named defendants. Barristers here have skill in a number of areas including intellectual property, insurance, shipping, international arbitration, and energy, and are particularly noted for their expertise in private international law. Solicitors say: "The set provides excellent, technical advice on complex areas of law delivered in a straightforward fashion."
"The clerks are excellent and are always on hand to assist. Whenever there is a particularly urgent matter, they will ensure it is prioritised. You feel that you are in safe hands."
"Matt Dowdall, Robert Wheeler and Anthony Carrol are very good and bring real-world commerciality and understanding."
"The clerks are always quick to respond and offer support."