Elliott has more than 11 years of experience running complex commercial disputes in Australia and Asia Pacific. He has expertise in both plaintiff and defendant litigation work in Australia, with a focus on misleading and deceptive conduct claims and breaches of the Corporations Act and multijurisdictional international arbitration, with a focus on cross border trade disputes.

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    Litigation

    Commercial and Insolvency Disputes

    • Acting for liquidator of a construction company in relation to claims against its former directors and former auditors for various statutory and common law breaches, along with professional negligence and misleading and deceptive conduct claims.
    • Acting for liquidator of a mining company in relation to claims against former directors for breaches of their statutory, fiduciary and common law duties.
    • Acting for liquidator of a marina development in relation to claims against the valuers for professional negligence, misleading and deceptive conduct, knowing assistance and fraudulent breaches of fiduciary duties.
    • Acting for shareholder of a hotel investment company in relation to claims against directors for various breaches of fiduciary duties resulting from the sale of a hotel.
    • Acting for former director of global investment and advisory firm in relation to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct made by investors in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
    • Acting for US accounting firm in relation to class action commenced by investors in the Federal Court of Australia for misleading and deceptive conduct.
    • Acting for a former director of clothing company in relation to allegations of breaches of statutory and fiduciary duties in the Federal Court of Australia.

    Arbitration

    Commercial and Insolvency Disputes

    • Acting for an investment company in relation to SIAC arbitration proceedings commenced against a rogue director for breaches of fiduciary, common law and statutory duties worth more than US$100 million.
    • Acting for Hong Kong and Singapore based investment companies in relation to multimillion-dollar SIAC arbitration proceedings involving a coal dispute that required emergency injunctive relief and the removal of a Thai-based entity from an Indonesian coal mining company.
    • Acting for global bank in relation to multimillion-dollar debt recovery proceedings commenced against various Vietnamese borrowers.
    • Acting for global restructuring firm in relation to multimillion-dollar claims made by Singapore based Indonesian mining company (in liquidation) against UAE energy company.
    • Acting for Thai offshore developer in relation to liquidated damages claim worth over US$100 million regarding Indonesian offshore oil rig.

    Commodities Disputes

    • Acting for global commodities trading house in relation to claim of fraud, duress, coercion and unjust enrichment in arbitration proceedings brought under SIAC Rules.

    Insurance Disputes

    • Acting for coal trader as insured in relation to a multimillion-dollar insurance claim in Indonesia in respect of property damage and business interruption claims.

    Maritime Disputes

    • Acting for both charterers and owners in London and Singapore arbitrations relating to charterparty disputes, demurrage and detention, bills of lading disputes, unsafe port disputes and new-building disputes.

    Education

    • University of Sydney, LL.B., 2005
    • University of Sydney, B.A., 2003
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2003

    Admissions

    • New South Wales Supreme Court
    • High Court of Australia
    • Named in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in 2017
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