Our team's experience includes ad hoc arbitration (including UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules) and arbitration conducted under the rules of many of the world's leading arbitral institutions, including ICC, SIAC, AIAC, KCAB International, HKIAC, ACICA and LCIA. We have conducted arbitrations across a range of industries, including energy and resources, infrastructure, commodities, pharmaceuticals, and property.
We assist clients to draft appropriate and enforceable arbitration agreements, choose appropriate arbitration rules for institutional arbitration and, with assistance from our international network, in the selection of arbitrators. Our approach to arbitration proceedings is pragmatic and strategic, recognising complexities associated with multi-jurisdictional disputes.
We have experience representing clients in significant and high value domestic arbitration. We have particular expertise in energy and resources (oil and gas) and infrastructure and building disputes.
Our team advises clients on arbitration specific case management procedures for efficiency in the resolution of disputes drawing on its international experience of best practice. We also advise on enforcement of arbitration agreements through the use of anti-suit injunctions and/or applications to stay parallel court proceedings (including in a foreign jurisdiction).
Our team provides advice to foreign States and private corporations on international treaties and bilateral and multi-party free trade agreements, including dispute resolution procedures and enforcement of awards under the ICSID Convention.
We advise on both procedural aspects and on complex legal issues such as foreign state immunity.
We represent domestic and foreign clients seeking to enforce foreign judgments and foreign arbitral awards in Australia or resisting recognition and enforcement. We have experience in both the State Supreme Courts and the Federal Court of Australia and in the appellate jurisdiction.