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National Leader

Australia - Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Shane Doyle QC is a leading light in the arbitration market with a notable talent for handling high-value commercial disputes.


Shane Doyle QC has a large commercial practice covering a wide range of advisory work, as well as appeal and trial work in all courts, arbitrations and various commissions. He practises from Level Twenty Seven Chambers (Brisbane), 5th Floor Selborne Chambers (Sydney) and Essex Court Chambers (London).

He undertakes work in hearings under domestic arbitration rules (including ACICA, CIArb and IAMA rules) and is also experienced in appearing in international matters governed by ICC and SIAC rules (including ad hoc arbitrations and matters where the seat of the arbitration is outside Australia). His arbitration practice includes matters relating to public and private international issues, commodities, price setting for gas supplies, access to infrastructure, energy projects (in particular LNG pipelines and facilities, offshore oil and gas extraction) as well as other general contractual matters.

In court, Shane’s practice covers the range of commercial disputes embraced in his arbitration practice, but in addition he has appeared as counsel in many leading cases across the full ambit of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including insurance; general contractual litigation; banking; corporate disputes claims for director’s breach of fiduciary duties and majority/minority shareholder disputes; and professional negligence.

He is regularly instructed in matters dealing with regulatory price settings for gas and electricity and access to utilities infrastructure.

Shane is a former president of the Bar Association of Queensland.

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