We are delighted to welcome Jakob Reckhenrich as a new member of Quadrant Chambers. Jakob joins Quadrant Chambers from 20 November. He is currently on a full-time secondment with international disputes boutique Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich and will be available to accept instructions upon completion of his secondment.
“I am very pleased to welcome Jakob to Quadrant Chambers. Jakob joins our very strong and talented junior team here and I look forward to seeing him flourish at Quadrant” Poonam Melwani KC, Head of Quadrant Chambers
“I am delighted to be joining Quadrant Chambers given its reputation as a leading international commercial set. I look forward to developing my practice with the stellar support offered by the Quadrant clerking and marketing team and in the company of leaders in the field in my areas of specialism.” Jakob Reckhenrich
Jakob practises across the whole range of Chambers’ core areas, with many of his matters having an international element. Jakob is regularly instructed at all stages of proceedings, providing advice, settling pleadings and appearing at interlocutory hearings and trials, both led and as sole counsel.
Jakob’s recent work includes a USD 35 million ICC arbitration relating to the breach of a mezzanine loan facility in which he appeared as sole counsel. The award obtained in favour of his clients is being challenged under section 67 and Jakob is led by Philippa Hopkins KC of Essex Court in defending the challenge in the Commercial Court. He is also due to appear in a 4-day LMAA arbitration, led by David Lewis KC of Twenty Essex, in a in a multi-million dollar LNG carrier charterparty dispute.
Jakob was a judicial assistant in the Commercial Court, where he sat with Mrs Justice Cockerill, Mr Justice Butcher and Mr Justice Jacobs, assisting, among other matters, on The London Steam-Ship Mutual Insurance Association Limited v The Kingdom of Spain (The Prestige)  EWHC 1247 (Comm), which concerned a challenge to the registration of a USD 1 billion judgment of the Spanish court against the Club. Jakob also did a secondment at the London office of an international shipping and commodities firm, where he gained valuable insight into the day-to-day work of a firm and how counsel can most productively become a part of the team for a particular matter.
His written work has been praised as “succinct” and “superbly analytical”; his legal research has been described as “especially impressive” and his advocacy has been noted as being “very much at the top end of the range”. Recent client feedback includes the following: “Jakob was very much on top of the brief and his advocacy was excellent”; “I was very impressed with Jakob. His drafting was spot on, as was his advice on the claim and his tactical comments” and “I have been very impressed with [Jakob’s] work over a number of matters.”