DavidLewis KC
Barrister and King's Counsel, Twenty Essex

David is an English law barrister 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 shipping and commodities, energy and natural resources, civil fraud and the conflict of laws.
 
David has been involved 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.

His numerous appointments as arbitrator have included disputes arising under charterparties, bills of lading, ship sales, international commodity transactions (both one-off and long-term) and parent company guarantees. 

 
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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.