Global chambers signs on former Chapman Tripp partner

The New Zealand-based barrister will practise via the chambers’ Singapore branch

Global chambers signs on former Chapman Tripp partner
Daniel Kalderimis

Global chambers Twenty Essex has welcomed former Chapman Tripp partner Daniel Kalderimis to its ranks.

Kalderimis had recently joined the independent bar after a strong run at Chapman Tripp that saw him developing and leading the firm’s international law group.

“It is a real privilege to join Twenty Essex, which has a deservedly stellar reputation in international arbitration and public international law,” he said. “My focus with Twenty Essex will be on contributing through its Singapore office to further developing an Asia Pacific advocacy practice for commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and cross-border disputes, as well as advice on public and private international law issues.”

Over a career spanning more than two decades, Kalderimis has taken on complex commercial, public and international law disputes. He has represented clients on matters involving legal duties and climate change as well.

He specialises in advocacy in international arbitrations and cross-border disputes throughout the APAC region. In addition to his tenure at Chapman Tripp, he also spent time at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.

Although he will practise via the Singapore branch, Kalderimis will remain based in New Zealand.

“We are very pleased to welcome Daniel to the chambers. His international practice is a perfect fit with Twenty Essex in combining expertise in commercial litigation, public law and international arbitration,” said Twenty Essex co-heads Duncan Matthews QC and Stephen Atherton QC. “For over a decade, Daniel has been committed to an international dispute resolution practice in the Asia Pacific region, with strong connections to Singapore. He is therefore also well placed to enhance the chambers’ active involvement in the area from its base in Singapore.”

Twenty Essex also has an office in London.

In addition to his work with Twenty Essex, Kalderimis will continue practising with Thorndon Chambers in Wellington and Richmond Chambers in Auckland.        

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