News 39 Essex Debevoise & Plimpton Norton Rose Fulbright Litigation UK In-house The Bar Former Shell legal head Peter Rees resurfaces at Thirty Nine Essex Street By Matt Byrne 25 March 2014 09:44 17 December 2015 14:33 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 25 March 2014 at 10:55 I believe that Mr Rees was, in fact, appointed Queen’s Counsel substantively. It is not just an honorary appointment. Reply Link Gillibrand 25 March 2014 at 13:43 So why did he quit Shell? Reply Link Katy Dowell 25 March 2014 at 14:32 No one knows why he quit Shell, but it is interesting to see that he has turned up at 39 Essex Street of all places. I’m surprised that one of the bigger commercial sets hasn’t attempted to lure him…or maybe that says something about why he has parted company with Shell. Reply Link Anonymous 25 March 2014 at 16:03 Everyone who is anyone who matters knows that Peter Rees could choose from a long list of commercial sets and law firms keen to recruit him. Reply Link Anon 25 March 2014 at 16:49 That’s a colossal coup for 39 Essex Street. I agree with Anonymous @4.03pm that Rees could have his pick of the arbitration sets. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.