Thirty Nine Essex Street has substantial experience in resolving disputes under most forms of arbitration rules, both domestic and international, including the rules of the AAA, CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and WIPO. Members have appeared before arbitral tribunals round the world including the Middle East, the Far East, India, Southern Africa, Europe (Eastern and Central) and the Caribbean.
As advocates and advisors, members of Chambers assist at every stage and level of arbitrations, from preliminary advice through to hearings and in related court work including appeals.
Recent significant cases:
- Representing the employer in a prolongation claim/LAD counterclaim before an ICC Arbitral Tribunal sitting in Dubai.
- Acting in three large international arbitrations on behalf of the world's leading manufacturer of military flight training equipment, against the UK government, the most recent of which, conducted under LCIA rules, involved a $15m claim for damages for breach of a government procurement contract for the design and supply of both hardware and software for aviation maintenance trainers.
- Acting for a Chinese investor in an ICC arbitration concerning a joint venture project in a copper mine in Spain.
- Advising and representing a major Turkish government agency in arbitration proceedings concerning an EPM contract for a combined cycle gas power station in Turkey.
- Advising and representing a Caribbean government agency in ICC arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning claims brought by a main contractor in connection with a major infrastructure project.
- Acting in an LCIA arbitration for a large metals producer and trader in relation to world wide anti-suit injunctions.
- Acting in an UNCITRAL Arbitration over the development of oil and gas fields in Egypt.
- Acting in an ICC arbitration over a US$10m letter of credit supporting infrastructure works in the Middle East.
The Legal 500 2009 describes Thirty Nine Essex Street as "developing a competitive international arbitration practice".