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David Lewis QC

London, UK Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 5 departments

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Global
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The English Bar - Singapore

Band 1

David Lewis QC of Twenty Essex has extensive experience acting as lead counsel in high-profile international arbitrations. His practice has an emphasis on energy and natural resources and civil fraud disputes.
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Energy & Natural Resources - UK

Band 4

David Lewis QC
David Lewis QC is a well-reputed silk with significant experience as both an advocate and adviser in oil and gas disputes. He has expertise in relation to various operating agreements and production sharing contracts. His practice includes contractual disputes relating to LNG carriers, as well as mining claims.
Strengths: "He is extremely user-friendly and will roll his sleeves up and get stuck into a case - you really feel like he is truly part of your team when you work with him. He is also able to deal with vast number of documents and get to grips with issues very quickly."
Recent work: Defended Glencore in claims brought by BP for USD12 million concerning the supply of allegedly contaminated REBCO crude oil from the Druzhba pipeline.
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Shipping & Commodities - UK

Band 2

David Lewis QC
David Lewis QC operates a strong advocacy and advisory practice. He marshals his shipping and commodities knowledge in international arbitrations and court cases. Dry shipping and commodities are particular areas of focus.
Strengths: "David is precise and clear." "He is a meticulous and formidable silk who can cut through complex cases."
Recent work: Acted for the tenth defendants in an alleged commodities fraud matter concerning forged warehouse receipts for consignments of nickel in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 5

David Lewis QC
Strengths: "Strategically pitch-perfect. He is very good with clients and a very good advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the respondent in Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja, a landmark case on the reflective loss principle.
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Band 3

David Lewis QC
David Lewis QC is experienced in appearing before courts and arbitral tribunals including the ICC, SIAC and the LMAA. His arbitration practice continues to thrive and he receives notable instructions from clients in Singapore. He is an expert in complex shipping disputes, as well as those arising in the energy and banking sectors. He regularly accepts appointments as the sole counsel in an arbitration.
Strengths: "He is excellent."
Recent work: Represented Xstrata Coal in a challenge to an LMAA award under Section 68 of the Arbitration Act and successfully reopened arbitration proceedings that had closed ten years ago.
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