Star international arbitrator to join global chambers

The solicitor-advocate, who moved to the country in 2015, is currently a partner at a Magic Circle firm

Star international arbitrator to join global chambers

Commercial barristers’ chambers 20 Essex Street is set to gain a leading international arbitrator in Singapore.

Judith Gill QC is moving to the chambers on 1 May. She will join from Allen & Overy (A&O), where she is currently a partner. Gill has been a lawyer at the Magic Circle firm for more than 30 years.

Duncan Matthews QC, joint head of London-headquartered 20 Essex Street, said Gill is a “true luminary” in international arbitration. Her calibre and expertise are a natural fit with the experience of the set’s current arbitrators, he said.

“A&O has given me a level of encouragement, support and opportunity beyond all my expectations. I have had the privilege of working with immensely talented and dedicated individuals there at every level for more than three decades and I will miss them greatly,” Gill said.

Gill was admitted to the roll in 1985 and was just the second solicitor-advocate to take silk. She is also the first to have an international arbitration practice, the Law Society Gazette said. She is the first woman to be appointed president of the London Court of International Arbitration ­– a position she currently holds.

“These are exciting times for arbitration in Singapore, and I thoroughly enjoy living and working here. It will continue to be my home base for the foreseeable future,” Gill said.


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