Member Profile

Paul Lowenstein QC
Fellow Member
Honorary Advisor
Firm/Company Name
20 Essex Street Chambers
Queen's Counsel (Barrister)
Biographical Info
Paul Lowenstein QC is a leading commercial silk in domestic and international litigation. Paul has been listed for many years as a leading silk in several categories including Commercial Dispute Resolution and Civil Fraud in the leading directories, being cited most recently as: "A wonderful cross-examiner, who is very tenacious and has good client-handling instincts" and "A very formidable advocate, who's prepared to regularly stress-test your case in detail" in Chambers & Partners UK 2018; as "A star at the Bar and brilliant to work alongside", "A brilliant team player and leader, and good with clients" and "incredibly focused and fastidious" in Legal 500 2017; as "An outstanding advocate who wades through the complexities making headline points" in Legal 500 2015 and as "an enormous talent; fastidious, focused and hugely energetic" and "a forceful advocate, who is completely committed to his cases" in Legal 500 2014. Paul has appeared in many of the most prominent commercial and fraud cases of the past few years, including obtaining the first-known Worldwide Freezing Injunction against 'persons unknown' and was notably instructed as lead advocate in the two competition damages trials brought in the Commercial Court by 12 major national retailers against MasterCard and Visa, listed among The Lawyer newspaper’s Top 20 Cases of 2016. A preeminent courtroom advocate, he is sought after for heavy trials, applications and forensic cross-examination. Paul's key practice areas are: Commercial Dispute Resolution; Civil Fraud; Banking & Finance; Information Technology and Telecommunications; Professional Negligence and Media and Entertainment. Acknowledged as a team player and an expert strategist with a highly commercial approach, Paul is regularly asked to lead groups of barristers both within his core fields of practice and in diverse and specialist areas such as competition and privacy litigation. Paul is regularly instructed in international and domestic arbitration and in English court proceedings in aid of arbitral proceedings and in connection with the enforcement of arbitration awards, as well as to advise overseas lawyers and to give expert evidence on issues of English law and procedure arising in foreign proceedings. Paul is also a qualified mediator and an experienced mediation advocate.