Areas of Expertise

Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Trade

Bronwyn is a Partner in the Disputes team with extensive experience in commercial litigation and international arbitration.

She also regularly advises on conflicts of laws, international treaty rights and obligations (including the CISG) and on the enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitral awards in the Australian courts.

Bronwyn’s practice covers a range of industry sectors, including international trade, insurance, building and construction, energy and resources, pharmaceuticals, technology and renewables.  

She has a particular interest in the resolution of joint venture and shareholder disputes and a specialist practice in cross border and multi-jurisdictional matters.

Bronwyn has acted for national and international clients in high value disputes in most of the superior courts in Australia and has experience in the conduct of arbitration under the rules of many of the world’s leading arbitral institutions, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce, and under the UNCITAL Arbitration Rules.  

Bronwyn also sits as an international arbitrator, both as sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator.

Amongst other roles, she is a director of ACICA and the Australian Disputes Centre, vice-chair of the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Exec of the LCA, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and one of Australia’s four designated conciliators for ICSID (World Bank).

What others say

"Leading Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
"Band 1, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2024
"Preeminent Lawyer, Arbitration, Australia"
Doyle's Guide 2022, 2023


International arbitration

Acting for multinational resources company in arbitration proceedings under rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, including advice on anti-suit injunction to restrain foreign civil proceedings in breach of arbitration agreement.

Investor – State dispute

Advising on enforcement of award made under the Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID), including issues of foreign state immunity.

Enforcement of foreign arbitral award

Representing US and Australian companies resisting enforcement of a foreign arbitral award made in Singapore at both trial and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Victoria. 'First of kind' defence in Australian courts based on 'double recovery' as breach of public policy.
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