Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice) (“Essex Court Chambers Duxton”) is a Singapore Group Practice with particular expertise in commercial, corporate and financial litigation, arbitration, public law, and public international law.
Essex Court Chambers Duxton is not a law firm. Members are neither partners nor employees of the Group Practice. Rather, like any set of Chambers, Essex Court Chambers Duxton is comprised of individual advocates, each of whom is self-employed.
Members of Essex Court Chambers Duxton are leading advocates and/or arbitrators and recognised specialists who have expertise across the full spectrum of commercial, corporate and financial law, including banking & finance, civil fraud, corporate / chancery & offshore work. Various members are also available for instruction in complex criminal cases.
Members can be instructed individually or as part of a team, and can provide a wide range of assistance and expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters, both in Singapore and internationally. They have a reputation for excellence, exceptional advocacy and providing client-oriented solutions.
VK Rajah SC is recognised as a Global Leader in Arbitration
Colin Liew is recognised as a Future Leader in Litigation
Leng Sun Chan SC is "a go-to arbitrator for an important case", say sources who add he is "very good at explaining complex legal technical facts".
Leng Sung is recognised as a Thought Leader in Litigation
Toby Landau QC is ‘A giant in this field. ’
Toby Landau QC of Essex Court Chambers continues to command such renown in this practice area that interviewees use astronomical parallels to describe him, one source speaking of his "stratospheric reputation," and another calling him "a real star at the top of his game." His success, however, is said to owe much to very solid, down-to-earth qualities, reference being made to his "very measured, very calm and very persuasive" advocacy and to the "good mix of investor-state and commercial work" which makes up a substantial proportion of his caseload and for which he is "highly sought after," in Singapore in particular.
The members of the group have expertise in commercial, corporate and financial litigation, arbitration, public law, and public international law instructions. Toby Landau SC is a notable name as an English silk who was called to the Singapore Bar in 2017; Chan Leng Sun SC is another active silk at the set; and Colin Liew is a notable junior counsel. V K Rajah SC – a former attorney-general of Singapore – primarily sits as an arbitrator.
VK Rajah has been described as “a globally respected and independent …… arbitrator ..who is highly sought-after”.
Toby Landau QC is ‘A leading light in arbitration, working at an elevated level. ’
Toby Landau QC of Essex Court Chambers retains a standout reputation in the market for international arbitration. Interviewees concur that he is "highly sought after in Singapore as the pre-eminent counsel of choice for both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations." He also has rights of audience before the Singapore courts.
Toby Landau QC is ranked as a Leading Individual in International Arbitration