Essex Court Chambers picked up the award for International Arbitration Set of the Year at last night’s Chambers Bar Awards, for the 13th consecutive year.
The awards are based on research for the 2018 edition of Chambers UK Bar and reflect pre-eminence in key practice areas within sets of Chambers. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
Emily Wood won International Arbitration Junior of the Year, reflecting an international arbitration practice spanning every aspect of the practice area: she has appeared in many of the leading cases on challenges to arbitral awards under the Arbitration Act 1996, as well as multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions under the New York Convention and heavyweight arbitrations under all the major institutional rules. In the last 12 months alone, Emily’s practice has covered proceedings in the Middle East, the US, Brazil, Cayman and France, and, despite her year of call, she sits as arbitrator appointed by the ICC.