Guy Humble


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The Asia Pacific Legal 500 Guide describes Guy as an ‘exceptional’ practitioner ‘particularly in complex litigation’.  In the Doyle’s publication on lawyers and law firms across Australia, Guy is listed as a ’Leading’ lawyer in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Queensland) section.  Guy is noted as ‘always on top of things and very astute’.  Guy is also listed in Best Lawyers International and ranked in both Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 and Chambers Global 2017.

He is highly sought after by resource sector clients, and others from a diverse range of industries, as he is known for his forensic knowledge and understanding of legislation and its application, as well as the policy drivers which guide government decisions.  In disputes with government or with administrators, Guy is known for his ability to deliver strategic yet practical and commercial outcomes.

Guy is recognised as one of Queensland’s pre-eminent dispute resolution lawyers and his focus is on the resources and energy sectors.

He was admitted as a solicitor in 1980 and since then has specialised in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and corporate debt recovery.  This work has mostly been conducted on behalf of national and transnational public companies, banks and major lending institutions.

Guy has significant experience seeking judicial or administrative review of government decisions surrounding tenements and other land issues, acting for mining companies, and resource sector operators.

Recent litigation includes:

  • acting for a coal mining company for administrative review of decisions regarding tenements involving the Minister for Mines and Energy and judicial review proceedings instigated by a neighbouring mining company
  • acting for a resources sector company in a dispute with the voluntary administrators of a group of companies about the price to be paid to exit a joint venture
  • acting for a mining services provider in a contractual dispute with a major multinational supplier of mining equipment, which concerns the development of novel mining technology
  • acting for a coal/iron ore mining company in a contractual dispute a central feature of which is the valuation of coal and iron ore joint ventures, and
  • acting in a number of regulatory matters involving ASIC and ACCC.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017     

     AsiaLaw Profiles 2017 Leading Lawyer

Guy Humble