Clare Ambrose
Barrister
Clare Ambrose is a full-time arbitrator with over 25 years of experience of arbitration and litigation.

She has practised from 20 Essex Street since 1993 as a barrister and now as a full-time arbitrator. Since 2008 she has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Deputy District Judge.
 
Over the past 10 years she has developed extensive experience as a commercial arbitrator with over 100 appointments in international arbitrations. In addition to references under the LMAA rules, she has been appointed under the rules of the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, SCMA and UNCITRAL, and in many ad hoc references. Clare has frequently been appointed as Chair of the tribunal (over 50 cases) or as sole arbitrator (over 20 cases) as well as a panel member. 
 
The majority of her appointments have related to shipping and international trade, including charters, contracts of affreightment, shipbuilding and repair (including offshore vessels), long term energy supply agreements, ship sale and purchase and commodity trading. However, appointments also include broader commercial disputes including aviation, competition law, banking services, construction projects, distribution agreements, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, professional negligence and share purchase agreements.
 
She frequently lectures on arbitration issues (having been a University Lecturer at Oxford University between 1999-2002) and has written the leading textbook on shipping arbitration (London Maritime Arbitration, Ambrose, Maxwell & Collett, 4th edition, 2017).
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CONTACT
Phone: +44 207 8421 200

E-mail: cambrose@twentyessex.com

Country of Residence: United Kingdom

Nationality: British 
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • COMMODITIES COAL
  • COMMODITIES GRAIN
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Deputy District Judge

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    London Maritime Arbitration Association, Supporting Member
    ADMISSIONS
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • EDUCATION
    Oxford University, Somerville College (First Class MA in Jurisprudence)
    Cambridge University, Queens’ College (First Class LLM)