Drawing on the extensive experience of our lawyers who have worked on international arbitrations around the world, Allens international commercial arbitration group has proven expertise to act on behalf of clients in institutional or ad hoc arbitrations.

Our strength and expertise have been recognised by independent international surveys as among the world's best: Allens has consistently been ranked in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global Guides.

Our experience includes international commercial arbitrations that raise complex technical and jurisdictional issues in a variety of industry areas (including energy & resources, construction and insurance). We regularly conduct international arbitrations, including coordinating lawyers in other jurisdictions, and with local courts in the arbitration process.



Acting for Canadian and US clients in international arbitration proceedings in Sydney concerning sales of automotive parts in the original equipment and after markets.


Acting for a global engineering company in numerous Victorian Supreme Court proceedings including a large international arbitration which required hearings in numerous locations (including Australia and the UK).

Acting for a contractor in arbitration proceedings taking place at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.


Acting for a UK client in an international arbitration proceedings in Adelaide concerning defence procurement.

Distribution agreements

Acting in an arbitration taking place at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre dealing with a contractual dispute with a PRC company regarding sole distribution arrangements.

Food manufacturer

Defending a company in a CIETAC arbitration hearing in Shanghai.