Mr Michael Earwaker > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
LEVEL 17
8 CHIFLEY, 8-12 CHIFLEY SQUARE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Australia
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Work Department

Construction

Position

Partner

Career

An expert in the resolution of complex technical disputes, Michael brings to the field a specialised blend of legal and engineering skills. Having practised as a civil engineer, he is uniquely positioned to better understand the technical aspects of projects and their inter-relationship with the law. With both public and private sector experience, Michael acts for contractors, arrangers and owners in addition to having particular expertise in PPP projects. Clients value his ability to identify risk and maximise early settlement opportunities. Construction and infrastructure project disputes involve a broad spectrum of issues. The facts, expert evidence and the law are often all contested. Michael takes a hands-on approach to the analysis and management of these issues. Michael is also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University where he lectures on Advanced Construction Law. As a result he is able to engage directly with participants in the industry, from both Australia and abroad, allowing him the opportunity to remain ahead of the curve in relation to upcoming trends, and to feed back the associated legal ramifications into his practice.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Combining arbitration and projects expertise, Corrs Chambers Westgarth prides itself on its specialism in investor-state dispute settlement. Clients recommend the group for its credentials in the energy, construction, and natural resources sectors. Michael Earwaker is noted for his dispute resolution expertise in the construction field. Further, Brisbane-based Joshua Paffey sits at the helm of the department. Litigator Bronwyn Lincoln is highly recommended for enforcement work, particularly in relation to ICSID awards. Projects group leader Andrew Stephenson is well-placed to act on arbitrations relating to inbound and outbound investment. Unless otherwise specified, all named practitioners are based in Melbourne.