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Australia - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Julian Wyatt “combines an impressive knowledge of international law with a very practical and pragmatic approach to cases”.


Dr Julian Wyatt has broad litigation and arbitration experience in Australia and overseas, as well as a global academic reputation in the fields of international dispute settlement and international law.

Over the past 16 years, Julian has notably acted as counsel for governments in several investment treaty arbitrations and annulment proceedings (under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules); for Australia in the Whaling in the Antarctic case before the International Court of Justice; and for a range of Fortune 500 companies in transnational disputes (before domestic courts and commercial arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, AAA and Swiss Rules), particularly in the domains of finance, joint ventures, property/construction and intellectual property. He has also acted as an assistant to arbitral tribunals and as a solicitor-advocate in commercial litigation before Australian and continental European courts.

Julian’s rare breadth of experience leaves him as comfortable with low-value, cost-sensitive disputes before local courts as he is with complex multibillion-dollar global arbitrations involving counsel and experts from around the world and multiple applicable laws. After a decade working in Switzerland and with fluency in French and German, he stands out in the Australian market for his knowledge of the law and practice of civil law, helping his clients understand principles, approaches and procedures from the other side of the common law/civil law divide. He relishes disputes involving complex quantification and enforcing awards and judgments worldwide. 

Dr Wyatt has authored book chapters, journal articles and a recent monograph on areas ranging from treaty, trade, environmental and investment law to private international law, commercial arbitration procedure and contract law.

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