Erika is a leading international commercial arbitration practitioner having acted in some of the largest disputes resolved through arbitration in Australia. She also provides expert dispute resolution advice to parties engaged in business with foreign entities or entering into foreign investment opportunities.
Erika specialises in international commercial arbitration utilising her broad range of general commercial litigation experience. Additionally, she regularly advises in private international law assisting clients with issues in cross-jurisdictional disputes.
Erika’s client experience is broad including individuals, small and large business, major Australian public companies and multinational corporations with a focus largely on the technology, energy, resources and construction sectors.
Erika’s specialist knowledge of international arbitration allows her to advise clients on arbitration agreements when negotiating contracts, act as counsel in arbitration proceedings and assist in enforcing arbitration agreements and awards in the court system.
Acted as lead lawyer on a multi-million dollar arbitration involving over 1,000 separate claims and managed a large team of lawyers and barristers
Qatar Gas project
Acted in a dispute between a Middle Eastern entity and Japanese gas company involving delay claims and standby.
Advised under various arbitral institutions including ACICA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SIAC and JCAA.
Assisted with obtaining evidence in cross-border arbitration and litigation.
Advised on a multi-million dollar breach in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Acted in a special leave application and High Court proceeding on the correct interpretation of a section of the Corporations Act.