Profile of Corin Morcom

Corin Morcom

Managing Associate, LLB (Hons. 1), BA, MPub & IntLaw

About Corin Morcom

Corin is a commercial litigation specialist, advising large corporate clients and Government on complex commercial disputes. She has a particular focus on the mining, oil & gas, construction and infrastructure sectors. Corin is a trusted advisor, helping clients achieve commercial outcomes to complex disputes.

Corin also works with clients to navigate ESG, risk and compliance concerns, with a focus on ESG litigation, investigations and regulatory actions. Corin also advises clients in complex insolvency disputes.

Significant matters Corin has been involved in include:
  • ESG litigation – acting for project proponents in defending activist challenges to project approvals and operations.
  • Whistleblower litigation – defending a claim by an alleged whistleblower for damages arising from alleged unauthorised disclosures and victimisations.
  • Rio Tinto – defending Rio Tinto in a claim brought by the Rusal group in relation to their participation in an alumina refinery joint venture following the imposition of Australia's autonomous sanctions against Russia.
  • Santos – acting for Santos in a dispute with its GLNG Project joint venturers regarding their liability to contribute to an arbitral award made in Texas.
  • Structural defect litigation – acting for the owners of a large, first class shopping centre in actions to recover losses arising from extensive structural and other defects. 
  • Mining investigation – conducted an investigation into cost and schedule overruns on a large mining project to assist the business to navigate various disputes across multiple jurisdictions and to progress commercial discussions with stakeholders.
  • Peabody Energy – defended Peabody Energy in a joint venture dispute over a claimed $1 billion loss of opportunity to make profit on a coal mine. The trial lasted 111 sitting days, with over 45 witnesses being called. After the close of evidence, the plaintiffs dropped their primary case, with the matter successfully resolved.
  • BMA – defended BMA in a complex dispute under a special statutory compensation regime for a claim exceeding $150 million. The matter settled shortly before commencement of a three-month trial after BMA successfully obtained leave to plead fraud.
  • Risk and compliance advisory advising clients on a range of risk and compliance matters, including:
    • fraud investigations;
    • crime and corruption investigations;
    • whistleblowing investigations and compliance;
    • modern slavery investigations and compliance;
    • sanctions compliance;
    • anti-bribery and corruption compliance.
  • Insolvency and restructuring matters – acting in various matters in the insolvency context, including:
    • advising creditors of Probuild in respect of issues arising under its DOCA and the Insolvency Practice Schedule;
    • advised Court appointed receivers to the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. The matter involved the advising on complex trustee duties and novel questions of law as part of the receivers' report to the Court;
    • acted for the administrators of a large mining equipment supplier;
    • acting for various banks in relation to numerous large debt recoveries, AFCA complaints and debt restructurings.