International arbitration is a significant part of the dispute resolution landscape and barristers at One Essex Court regularly appear on behalf of clients in many of the main arbitral centres, including London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris, Dubai, Geneva and Stockholm. Members are familiar with the rules and procedures particular to the various institutions, including those of the ICC, LCIA, AAA, SIAC, DIAC, EAA, HKIAC and ICSID, as well as the UNCITRAL rules.
Counsel here represent clients in arbitration proceedings across a broad spectrum of industries, including but not limited to: aviation; construction & infrastructure; defence; energy & mining; finance & banking; health; insurance; transport; and telecommunications. They also represent state and private investors in substantial investor-state disputes.
In addition to appearing on behalf of clients, members of One Essex Court regularly accept appointments as independent arbitrators, mediators and experts, in a variety of domestic and international disputes, often where there is a foreign seat. As well as the internationally respected full-time arbitrators at One Essex Court, a number of our King’s Counsel also regularly accept appointments to sit either as sole arbitrator, or as part of a larger tribunal.
At One Essex Court, we have a dedicated and separate team of arbitration clerks for any administrative support required by the tribunal. This ensures a confidential service and provides the necessary separation when we have both counsel and arbitrator engaged in the same dispute. We are careful to ring fence time in an arbitrator’s diary following on from any hearing, so that the award can be rendered promptly.
In addition to the arbitration administration in London, we are able to provide real-time, high quality support through our Singapore office at Maxwell Chambers. Situated within the Singapore dispute resolution complex, which also houses many international arbitration institutions, the One Essex Court office is able to deal with enquiries through a full-time member of our administrative staff. In addition, the office is able to support the local needs of the various One Essex Court arbitrators and barristers who regularly work in Singapore and the wider region.
The Singapore office can be contacted on tel +65 6634 1363 and fax +65 6634 1370, or via firstname.lastname@example.org
In recognition of the under-representation of women on international arbitral tribunals, in 2015 members of the arbitration community drew up a pledge to take action (the Pledge). The Pledge seeks to increase, on an equal opportunity basis, the number of women appointed as arbitrators in order to achieve a fair representation as soon practically possible, with the ultimate goal of full parity.