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Peter Rees QC, the former legal director of Royal Dutch Shell, is joining Thirty Nine Essex Street as a counsel with immediate effect.
In a statement the London chambers confirmed the arrival of arbitration specialist Rees, with joint head of chambers Stephen Tromans QC claiming his arrival would add “a great deal of further experience” to the set’s energy practice group.
Rees was appointed legal director of Shell in 2011 after five years as a litigation and international arbitration partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. Prior to that he was head of global dispute resolution at Norton Rose.
In January this year The Lawyer exclusively reported that Rees had left oil giant Shell in a shock move (10 January 2014). Shell appointed in-house barrister Donny Ching as its new legal director the following month (10 February 2014).
At Shell Rees was responsible for all legal matters, heading a division of around 1,000 staff. Rees was also a member of Shell’s executive committee.
In 2009 Peter was appointed as Queen’s Counsel. He is also a chartered arbitrator, an accredited adjudicator and mediator and, at Thirty Nine Essex Street, will be practising both as counsel and arbitrator focusing on international commercial arbitration.