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January 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers will today officially launch its new office in
Singapore, and will be celebrating the opening with a cocktail reception set to be attended by some of the most renowned names in the legal market.
Thirty Nine Essex Street is a leading set of barrister's Chambers based in
London, with an office in
Manchester. Its members are advocates whose experience includes acting in litigation before courts in various countries. Members have also appeared before domestic and international arbitral tribunals under most forms of arbitration rules, including the AAA, CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and WIPO. This experience extends to
Europe (Western and Eastern), the
Caribbean and the
Thirty Nine Essex Street was recently awarded 'Chambers of the Year' at the British Legal Awards 2012, and also picked up an array of awards both for individuals and practice areas at the Chambers Bar Awards earlier this year.
Robert Jay QC, Joint Head of Chambers, was also named 'Barrister of the Year' at The Lawyer Awards 2012.
David Barnes, Chief Executive and Director of Clerking says:
Chambers has seen an increasing demand for our services inAsiaand members are frequently engaged on matters in the region. Having a base in Asia will allow us to strengthen ourabilitytobringthe highly specialised skills of our barristers to clients based outside of theUK, whilst complementing the existing local expertise. This is part of an ongoingcommitment by Chambers to the Asian region, and it is an extremely exciting time forus."
Singapore office will be managed by
Roderick Noble, Director of Asian Business, who is now based in
Asia on a permanent basis. Sean Wilken QC takes up his position as Head of Thirty Nine Essex Street in
Singapore with many other members of chambers committed to spending significant periods of time in the region. Chambers will provide advocacy, arbitration and mediation services on commercial, financial, construction, public, public international, regulatory and environmental law.
Thirty Nine Essex Street's Singapore Chambers is an extension to its already established presence in the Southern Hemisphere. Overseas members include Charles Manzoni QC who is based in
Hong Kong on a full-time basis and
Vincent Nelson QC in the
Caribbean, along with associate members in
South Africa, but the new office will act as a hub to fully service jurisdictions across
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