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39 Essex Chambers

Stuart Catchpole QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Asia-Pacific 2021 UK Bar 2021

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Global
Construction - UK

Star Individuals

Stuart Catchpole QC
Masterful construction silk extolled for his courtroom presence and intellectual prowess. He has a renowned domestic practice and is widely respected for his international arbitration work. He handles professional negligence and contractual disputes on behalf of prominent clients in the construction industry. He remains highly sought after by clients involved in disputes arising from major energy and natural resources projects.
Strengths: "Decisive, authoritative and excellent with clients." "If I had a bet-the-farm case, I'd go to Stuart Catchpole QC." "A master cross-examiner."
Recent work: Represented a defendant in relation to claims arising out of extensive fire damage to a flue gas absorber at a coal-fired power station.
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Energy & Natural Resources - UK

Band 2

Stuart Catchpole QC
Well-respected silk who wins praise for his effective advocacy and his knowledge of the energy sector. He specialises in construction and design disputes concerning various facilities, including power plants and transport infrastructure. Catchpole frequently represents clients in international arbitrations, and has acted in cases relating to some of the biggest mining and drilling projects worldwide.
Strengths: "He's very good at pressing clients and shaking the tree before getting to the hearing."
Recent work: Acted for Tepe in an appeal to the Privy Council regarding the enforcement of two arbitration awards connected with the construction of a pipeline in Turkey.
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International Arbitration - The Bar - Asia-Pacific Region

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Stuart Catchpole QC of 39 Essex Chambers is both a star of the London construction Bar and "a go-to for complicated international arbitration" in the construction and infrastructure sphere across Asia generally, and in Hong Kong and East Asia in particular. Interviewees variously characterise him as "a formidable opponent," "a very good cross-examiner" and a source of "fine advocacy" which illustrates his "great attention to detail."
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