Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021 recommends members of Essex Court Chambers

11 December, 2020

Members of Chambers have been recommended in WWL: Arbitration 2021, a table of rankings prepared by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review.

WWL: Arbitration 2021 looks at the international arbitration market and identifies the foremost arbitration lawyers, who are distinguished for their leading expertise in resolving complex international disputes.

Congratulations to Toby Landau QC and Angeline Welsh who feature on the Who’s Who Legal Legal Marketplace Analysis of highly regarded individuals:

  • Elite Thought Leader: Toby Landau QC
    “An excellent advocate and arbitrator” who draws acclaim as “the most brilliant international arbitration barrister” in the market.
  • Recommended: Angeline Welsh
    Angeline’s “rapid rise at the Bar comes as no surprise” to peers, as a result of her “deep experience in international arbitration” and “incredibly impressive” practice.

Congratulations also to the following members who have been recommended in the guide:

  • Recommended: Graham Dunning QC
    “Very effective, no-nonsense advocate and a pleasure to work with”, “A very good name in the UK arbitration market”, “Graham is an extremely good advocate in difficult and complicated cases”
  • Recommended: Joe Smouha QC
    “Joe Smouha QC holds an exceptional track record in commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings across an array of sectors.”
  • Recommended: David Joseph QC
    “David Joseph QC is renowned for his extensive experience as both counsel and arbitrator under various arbitral rules including LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC.”
  • Recommended: Professor Vaughan Lowe QC
    “Vaughan Lowe QC is hailed as a “world-class lawyer”, renowned for his deep expertise in investment arbitrations.”
  • Recommended: Paul Key QC
    “He has a great talent for arbitration”, “He is creative and hard-working as counsel, and pragmatic yet robust as arbitrator”, “He possesses a great manner and is able to argue the impossible with conviction”
  • Recommended: Samuel Wordsworth QC
    “One of the best public international law counsels in the world”
  • Recommended: Salim Moollan QC
    “A smooth advocate with an excellent feeling for the tribunal” 
  • Recommended: Jern-Fei Ng QC
    “An absolutely brilliant advocate!”, “He is already in the zone of a leader in international arbitration”, “A highly skilled strategist and terrific advocate”, “Very able and a star of the future”
  • Recommended: Lucas Bastin
    “He is a go-to barrister for complex quantum cases”, “A rising star at the Bar”, “A sharp legal mind and excellent colleague; a great man to have beside you in the trenches”, “A superb advocate with encyclopedic knowledge of investment treaty arbitration”
  • Recommended: Leng Sun Chan SC
    “Our go-to choice of arbitrator for an important case”, “He is an extremely bright and sharp advocate”, “He’s worth every single cent he charges”, “Among the very best disputes lawyers in the world”

And further congratulations to the following members who have been highlighted as Future Leaders in the guide:

  • Future Leaders: Alison Macdonald QC
    “A terrific advocate” who is “technically excellent and exceptionally user-friendly” with “an incredible amount of experience and knowledge” regarding criminal, commercial and investment disputes.
  • Future Leaders: Siddharth Dhar
    “An extremely talented” practitioner who regularly advises an array of international clients in complex investment treaty and commercial disputes.
  • Future Leaders: Anton Dudnikov
    “An extraordinarily bright to the extent that he is able to process complex accounting and financial data in an impressively timely manner”. He regularly acts for sovereign states in high-value proceedings.
  • Future Leaders: Sean Aughey
    “A market-leading junior” who is “always a step ahead” thanks to his “remarkable mind” and broad experience in investor-state and public (international) law arbitration.

See the full listing here.