Adrian Hughes QC
39 Essex Chambers
Adrian Hughes QC practises construction and commercial law from 39 Essex Chambers in London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. His core practice involves construction and engineering cases and major energy and infrastructure projects but he also handles a wide variety of international and domestic commercial work including shipping, trade, insurance and financial services.
Much of his work has an international element and involves advising and representing foreign clients. He has a longstanding connection with China and other parts of Asia and frequently undertakes international arbitration and dispute resolution work for foreign parties in London and all the major international centres.
He sits as Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator on international disputes both in the UK and internationally. He is a member of various arbitration panels and has been a member of the Foreign Arbitrators Panel of CIETAC for 15 years. He also chairs and sits on Dispute Boards for international construction and infrastructure projects.
For many years Adrian has run training schemes for young Chinese lawyers in the UK on behalf of the Bar Council and chaired the Bar Council’s China Committee.