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Representing a Chinese company in an ad hoc investor treaty arbitration against an African State
Representing the Republic of Croatia in multiple ICSID arbitrations brought by Austrian companies concerning the banking sector
Representing a Dutch company in an ICSID arbitration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela relating to the expropriation of a manufacturing facility
Representing a Croatian State-owned entity in a LCIA arbitration regarding an energy supply contract
Advising a government on its rights in relation to a cross-border oil & gas deposit in an occupied territory under international and humanitarian law
Advising a multinational company on international human rights obligations in relation to a mine in an African State
Advising a multinational company on sanctions regimes under the UK, US, EU and UN frameworks
Advising a government on drafting a model bilateral investment treaty and issues of public international law
Victoria, Australia, 2008
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Transnational Regulation and Dispute Resolution, Withers and British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2021, co-author.
UAE in J. Fouret (ed.), Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards (Globe Law and Business, 2015), co-author.
The Law is What the Arbitrator Had for Breakfast: How Income, Reputation, Justice, and Reprimand Act as Determinants of Arbitrator Behaviour, in J.C. Betancourt (ed.), Selected Topics in International Arbitration – Liber Amicorum for the 100th Anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author.
International Arbitration and Insolvency – Question of Applicable Law, The 2014 Nappert Prize – Selected Papers, ICC Publication No764E.
Public Policy under the International Arbitration Act — Emerald Grain Australia Pty Ltd v Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, ADRB 2014 Vol. 1 No. 3, co-author.
Efficiency in international Arbitration: An Economic Approach, 23 Am. Rev. Int’l. Arb. 155 (2012).
The Rise of a Third Generation of Arbitrators? Fifteen Years After Dezalay & Garth 28(2) Arbitration International (2012), co-author.
A Transnational Approach to the Arbitrability of Insolvency Proceedings in International Arbitration, International Insolvency Institute, 2012. This article was awarded the 2012 III Gold Medal Prize.
Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration
International Insolvency Institute
Law Institute of Victoria
I specialise in international arbitration, public international law and business and human rights.
I regularly advise States and foreign investors in relation to investment treaty protections, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
I love the challenges of practicing in international law. International disputes require detailed knowledge of the principles of international law but also require strategic planning, investigative analysis and understanding of the broader commercial and geo-political dynamics at issue.
Probably my highest profile case was acting for the Government of a European State having claims being challenged by a number banks in relation to industry-wide banking reforms.
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