We are one of the world’s leading arbitration practices: our team comprises over 100 specialists across the globe. This international spread brings vast experience of all foreign laws and arbitration rules, and means we are capable of advising on any arbitration in any location.
Our lawyers are the only people who can offer the high level technological expertise needed for success in arbitrations across technical based industries prevalent in Australia such as mining, oil and gas, construction and engineering, and transport. Our people are experts in industry and many of them have worked on-site for a number of years: they include qualified engineers and master mariners. We are the only firm with an international shipping arbitration capability in Australia, and our lawyers are regarded as global leaders in this field.
Our teams are highly mobile: we can put specialists where the dispute takes place and in the seat of arbitration. We guarantee a quality service in all jurisdictions because we use specialists from our local offices in centres of arbitration including London, Singapore and Montreal. We are one of only six western firms licensed to advise in Singapore.
Our clients include global financial institutions, governments, state-owned entities and major corporations across industry sectors. We handle all types of institutional, trade association and ad hoc commercial arbitrations, as well as bilateral and multilateral investment treaty disputes, such as ICSID, Energy Charter Treaty and NAFTA arbitrations.
We have recently become corporate sponsors of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration – one of our lawyers is a director. We are thought leaders: our team are authors of published works, including co-authoring the Australian chapter of the World Arbitration Reporter.
We offer you:
- subject matter specialists in the critical areas of commerce in Australia including mining, oil and gas, and transport
- mobile teams of specialist lawyers, who are able to co-locate with clients to other states or countries
- the benefit of our global experience in all centres of arbitration, across all industry areas.
- specialist advice on the enforcement of arbitral awards in the People’s Republic of China
- unique knowledge and experience in investor-State dispute resolution
'Tier 1 Transport' - Asia Pacific Legal 500 2011/12
Transportation – Best Lawyers Australia 2010
Transport – Asia Pacific Legal 500 2009/2010
Global Arbitration Review 100 and GAR 30 - 2011