Malcolm is a senior associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He advises international clients on claims and disputes arising on major engineering and infrastructure projects.

    Malcolm is a construction lawyer who acts for public and private owners and international contractors in disputes arising on major engineering and infrastructure projects.

    Malcolm’s practice area focusses solely on contentious matters and disputes in arbitration. He has extensive experience working with clients in developing claims for presentation before international arbitral tribunals.

    Malcolm’s experience goes as far back as his penultimate year of university, where he worked in-house at a major Australian engineering company assisting in the preparation of claims on the Pluto LNG Project. Since joining the firm, he has completed an 18-month secondment in Dubai, focussing solely on international arbitration, and more recently, a nine-month secondment in Sydney, working in-house with a major international client assisting in the preparation of claims on the Ichthys LNG Project. Both secondments were extended beyond their original term at the request of the client.

    Malcolm has a particular expertise in claims arising on major mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure (airports) projects.

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    • Advising an international contractor in dispute with its consortium partner on the AU$54 billion Ichthys LNG Project.
    • Acting for a Chinese state-owned enterprise and supplier of heavy mining equipment in a UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Singapore against its Spanish counter party concerning recovery of payment entitlements arising on the AU$11 billion Roy Hill Project.
    • Representing the owner of the US$15 billion Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. This engagement involved a number of separate ICC arbitration proceedings acting as both claimant and respondent.
    • Assisting an international contractor specializing in commissioning in an ad hoc arbitration seated in Bahrain arising from the development of a luxury hotel in Manama, Bahrain.
    • Assisting a South Korean contractor in the preparation of EOT and delay and disruption claims on a US$2.76 billion NGL project located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract called for disputes to be resolved in arbitration under ICC Rules in Dubai.
    • Representing an international engineering contractor in DIFC arbitration over payment disputes arising from a US$400 million residential project located in the United Arab Emirates.

    Education

    • College of Law Western Australia, Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice, 2013
    • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), 2012
    • Zhengzhou University (in collaboration with Murdoch University), Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Law, 2012

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2013

    Languages

    • English
    • Polish
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