DavidLewis KC
Barrister and Queen's Counsel, Twenty Essex

David is a specialist advocate who took silk in 2014 at the age of
36. He practises in a wide range of general commercial and private
international law disputes, with a particular emphasis on energy
and natural resources, civil fraud and the conflict of laws.

 

A substantial amount of his work is in international arbitration.
David has acted as lead counsel in arbitration hearings in numerous
jurisdictions worldwide, including frequently in Singapore, where he
was based permanently from 2009 to 2010. He was nominated for
‘International Arbitration Silk of the Year 2019’ by The Legal 500.

He has also appeared before the courts of the British Virgin Islands
(BVI), the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar.

 

David is renowned for his strategic instincts as to how judges and
arbitrators think, his incisive intellect and his responsiveness.

 

He also accepts appointments as arbitrator, and has acted as
arbitrator under various institutional rules and ad hoc.

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CONTACT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 1200

E-mail address: enquiries@twentyessex.com

Nationality: British

Country of Residence:United Kingdom

Language(s): English, French

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • COMMODITIES COAL
  • COMMODITIES GRAIN
  • COLLISIONS
  • OIL & GAS
  • SHIP BUILD & REPAIR
  • SHIP SALE & PURCHASE
  • CARGO LOSS & DAMAGE
  • SALVAGE
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    Arbitration Ireland

    Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

    CIArb
    Commercial Bar Association Dubai International Financial Centre: Registered Practitioner

    Fraud Lawyers Association

    ICC

    LCIA

    LMAA: Supporting Member

     Scottish Arbitration Centre

    Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration: Supporting Member

    Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

    Singapore International Commercial Court: Registered Foreign Lawyer

    ADMISSIONS
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • OTHER
  • EDUCATION
    University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall: BA in Jurisprudence,
    First Class (1998)
    DIRECTORY LISTINGS

    Terminate in haste, repent at leisure: recent developments in the law of termination.

    Direct rights of action and anti-suit injunctions.

    Recent developments in arbitration law.

    JOA disputes – key legal issues.

    Illegality and fraud – effects on contract and arbitration proceedings.