Our arbitration team is recognised as a market leader in domestic and international arbitration, combining McCullough Robertson’s independence and industry knowledge with some of Australia’s leading arbitration practitioners.
We understand the complexities of disputes. We also understand how to resolve them.
Bringing together a unique team of accredited arbitrators and a multidisciplinary team of industry and technical experts, our highly experienced arbitration team sources the best solution for our clients’ legal, personal and business needs. We advise and act across a broad range of industries including technology, energy and resources, renewables, oil and gas, and construction.
We start with dispute mitigation by assisting clients to reduce the risks associated with business – both domestically and internationally – by drafting effective and enforceable dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts.
If a dispute arises, our team can act as counsel in large and complex arbitration matters including multi-jurisdictional arbitration proceedings. We can also help enforce arbitral agreements and awards in Australia, and obtain evidence in cross-border arbitration.
As one of the largest independent law firms in Australia, we are highly connected domestically and internationally. Our unparalleled cross-border relationships allow us to support our clients in the arbitration space wherever they are in the world. In this context, and alongside our broader litigation and disputes practice, we manage legal and commercial realities with skill to support our clients to emerge from disputes stronger and more resilient than before.
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International Arbitration – Sovereign State as Party
Acting as arbitrator in a dispute between a hospitality service provider and a Sovereign nation with the arbitration seated in New Zealand.
Mining and Resources Arbitration
Acting as arbitrator in an international dispute arising from a supply agreement in relation to hematite ore with parties based in Perth and China.
Coal Infrastructure Arbitration
Acting for the Adani Group, an Indian-based multinational resources company in relation to one of Australia’s largest arbitration disputes with John Holland Pty Ltd relating to the expansion of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in north Queensland.
Advising a lithium mine investor in relation to claims it may bring against a sovereign state for breaches of a bilateral investment treaty.
Coal seam gas and petroleum exploration and development company
Acting for a Houston based oil and gas client in relation to an international arbitration between the client and their opposing entity involving a royalties dispute and Texas and Australian law.
Acting for a Netherlands based company as respondent/cross-claimant in a construction arbitration involving extension of time, variations and defects claims amounting to approximately $20M.