Joe Perkins is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, specialising in providing commercially focused advice in large-scale international arbitrations and construction disputes.

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  • Acting for a consortium of French and North Macedonian construction companies in emergency arbitration and arbitral proceedings under the ICC Rules in Paris, France, arising out of the construction of wastewater collection infrastructure in Skopje, North Macedonia.
  • Acting for a Chinese state-owned enterprise and supplier of heavy mining equipment for the AU$11 billion Roy Hill Project in its dispute with an upstream contractor. The dispute culminated in an arbitration hearing in Singapore conducted under UNCITRAL Rules in 2019.
  • Instructing Senior Counsel in proceedings to enforce an UNCITRAL final award in Australia.
  • Commencing and advising on international and domestic arbitral proceedings related to the design and construction of a lithium hydroxide processing plant in Western Australia.
  • Advising clients involved in multiple arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules in Singapore, arising out of the AU$65 billion Ichthys LNG Project.
  • Preparing multiple adjudication applications and responses under the security of payment legislation in Western Australia (Construction Contracts Act 2004).
  • Assisting clients in litigious construction disputes in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Advising a large local construction company in an expert determination arising out of the refurbishment of the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Education

  • College of Law Western Australia, Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice, 2018
  • University of Western Australia, J.D., 2017
  • University of Western Australia, B.A., 2014

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2018

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  • Co-author, “Timetable for security for payment reform in Western Australia,” Australian Construction Law Newsletter.
  • Co-author, “Carving out – Enforcing payment due under a payment certificate capable of summary relief,” Australian Construction Law Newsletter.
  • Co-author, “Security of payment reform in Western Australia – What to expect and what you will need to do differently,” Australian Construction Law Newsletter.
  • Co-author, “How two recent cases may change adjudications in Western Australia,” Australian Construction Law Newsletter.

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