Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher Lewis (call 1998) and Serena Cheng (call 2000) have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel in the 2017 silk appointments announced on 12 January 2017.
The members of Atkin Chambers would like to congratulate Serena and Chris on their appointment. They will be officially appointed in the Silk Ceremony at Westminster Hall on 13 February 2017.
Christopher Lewis practises principally in the fields of construction and engineering, energy and utilities, information technology, and related matters. He is an experienced trial advocate and has represented clients from, and advised on disputes relating to, a number of different jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has a particular interest in disputes which have a conflict of laws element (whether as to jurisdiction, or choice of law, or otherwise).
Very often his cases will involve complicated issues of law, fact and/or expert evidence; and those issues have arisen in a range of different types of project across a range of different disciplines. Christopher is recommended in the most recent editions of both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading junior in the fields of construction, IT, international arbitration and energy and natural resources. He is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for construction, energy & natural resources and international arbitration (construction/engineering); and in Tier 1 by Legal 500 for international arbitration.
Serena Cheng is a commercial litigation and arbitration specialist with a particular emphasis on technically complex energy, engineering and infrastructure disputes. She has represented a wide range of employers and contractors both domestically and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. She has extensive experience of cross-examining both factual and expert witnesses in the TCC and in domestic and international arbitration. For many years Serena has been recommended as a Tier 1 junior in The Legal 500 in the field of international arbitration, and has long been listed in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK as a leader in her field for construction.
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