Leading Australian construction lawyer joins Arbitration Chambers

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A former senior partner at MinterEllison has joined Hong Kong-headquartered Arbitration Chambers along with two other legal heavyweights.

Top construction lawyer Phillip Greenham joined Arbitration Chambers with American international law expert Patrick Norton in mid-March. Mark Lloyd-Williams will also join the chambers from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on 1 May.

Greenham spent 27 years as a partner at MinterEllison, which he retired from at the end of 2016. He led the firm’s construction practice in Melbourne from 2000 to 2013. His expansive practice covers a wide range of sectors and matters, including publicly and privately funded projects. He is a specialist in dispute avoidance and resolution.

He is a current member of the international construction projects committee of the International Bar Association, co-chairing its project establishment sub-committee. He is a senior fellow at the University of Melbourne, a fellow at the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, and a committee member of the Resolution Institute. Greenham is also a principal at JBM Advisory, which provides advisory and training services to organisations involved in complex procurement.

Norton has had a long career in private practice and working with US government agencies. He has been a lawyer with the US Senate and the US Department of State, where he played a key role in establishing and overseeing the US-Iran Claims Tribunal. He has also represented the US in matters before the International Court of Justice.

Now based in New York, Norton began his private-practice career as an associate at Covington & Burling. He is also a former partner at AmLaw 100 firms Alston & Bird, O’Melveny & Myers, and Steptoe & Johnson. At O’Melveny & Myers, he was the managing partner in Beijing from 2003 to 2006. He was co-chair of Steptoe & Johnson’s international arbitration practice group.

Lloyd-Williams is currently the head of HSF’s construction and infrastructure disputes practice in London. Bringing more than 35 years’ experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution in the major construction and engineering projects space, he was also head of HSF’s Asian construction and arbitration practices in Hong Kong for more than 15 years.

Arbitration Chambers has grown to 14 full-time arbitrators. The chambers opened in London’s historic Middle Temple last year. Arbitration Chambers was established by Gavin Denton, who’s originally from Perth, in 2012.


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