Sean Wilken QC joins Keating Chambers

Date: 1 October 2019

We are delighted to announce that leading silk Sean Wilken QC is joining Keating Chambers.

Sean joins Keating from 39 Essex Chambers where he has practised since 1993, taking silk in 2010 and was a founder member of their Singapore office and was based there between 2012 and 2014. He has detailed experience resolving or litigating disputes in the financial, energy, infrastructure, insurance, commodities and construction sectors. As well as being a silk at the English Bar, Sean is licensed to appear before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

His international practice extends to Africa, the Far East and the Middle East where he has worked on projects including acting as Counsel for Leighton Contractors Asia in the Shatin-Central Link Public Inquiry in Hong Kong, a US$5bn dispute over block allocation in the energy sector in Africa, and a £1bn dispute over infrastructure in the Middle East. His extensive domestic caseload encompasses North Sea energy disputes, large scale PFI Projects (including M6 Toll Road, Olympics infrastructure, and numerous schools, hospitals, roads, prisons and light rail systems), high value property developments in the UK, and national security and telecoms issues. Sean has also sat as an arbitrator and as Chair of the Appellate Panel on sports arbitrations arising out of the Winter and Summer Olympics.

Marcus Taverner QC, Head of Keating Chambers, says “Sean’s decision is warmly welcomed; we are fortunate indeed to have a silk of his calibre and reputation joining Keating.

Declan Redmond, CEO, commented “We are delighted to bolster our team with the addition of Sean who brings a thriving domestic and international litigation and arbitration practice which perfectly complements our key sectors of construction, energy, infrastructure and insurance.”


For more information, please contact: Holly Gavaghan, Business Development Director ( / +44 207 544 2740)

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