This year, we distinguish 36 practitioners for their standout experience acting as arbitrators and counsel in high-profile domestic and international disputes.
Most Highly Regarded
New Chambers performs well with four listings in this chapter.
Neil Young QC comes highly esteemed for his excellent advocacy skills and extensive experience in competition, energy and taxation disputes.
Gregory Nell SC receives glowing praise for his “attention to detail and breadth of legal knowledge relating to shipping and admiralty matters”.
Douglas Jones AO at Sydney Arbitration Chambers is a long-standing figure with deep and varied experience in investor-state disputes and arbitrations pertaining to infrastructure and construction.
Brenda Horrigan of Herbert Smith Freehills is credited with “pushing the arbitration community forward”, and has a forte in arbitration in emerging markets.
Independent practitioner Michael Pryles is revered for his “calm demeanour and methodical but fair approach”, and is deemed a standout arbitrator in the Asia-Pacific region.
James Morrison at Peter & Kim garners plaudits for his “fantastic arbitration work” and is commended as a “superb practitioner”.
Independent barrister Gavan Griffith QC is celebrated as a “senior practitioner who regularly takes appointments in high-value claims” thanks to his wealth of experience in the field.
At 7 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Chester Brown is touted as “a strong international law academic with an immaculate understanding of investment law.”
Kanaga Dharmananda SC of Quayside Chambers has a stellar track record in international arbitrations and is highly sought after for his commercially astute advice.
Bronwyn Lincoln with Corrs Chambers Westgarth enjoys an exceptional reputation as an international arbitrator with deep-seated knowledge of various industries such as mining, pharmaceuticals and consumer products.
Andrew Stephenson is a market-leading practitioner with a truly global arbitration practice, engaged in proceedings across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Jo Delaney at Baker McKenzie is commended for her “extensive international arbitration experience” with peers adding: “Clients love her.”
Malcolm Holmes QC at Eleven Wentworth Chambers possesses an impressive arbitration practice that sees him supporting clients through cross-border proceedings and high-profile commercial arbitrations.
Sam Luttrell of Clifford Chance is “brilliant at investment treaty work” and is vastly knowledgeable in free trade agreements with a focus on the oil and gas industry.
Allan Myers AC QC of the Victorian Bar shines in international arbitrations relating to petroleum infrastructure, pipelines and construction of mining projects.
Alex Baykitch at Newton Arbitration is looked upon with enormous favour due to the breadth of his experience as arbitration counsel in high-profile construction and infrastructure disputes.
Ian Nosworthy of Nosworthy Partners is highlighted for his first-rate disputes practice and his invaluable insights into the construction, energy and natural resources industries.
Ron Salter at Dispute Resolution Chambers is commended as an “enormously experienced maritime arbitrator” who is well-versed in logistics contract and ship-building disputes.
Beth Cubitt of Clyde & Co displays exceptional commercial know-how in high-profile arbitrations in Australia and abroad.
Shane Doyle QC at Essex Court Chambers is noted as a “peerless legal mind” and for his “adept ability to swiftly convince judges, arbitrators and adjudicators of his argument”.