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“Commercial pursuits on the world stage are enticing and exciting, often yielding significant returns. To secure those returns combine a preemptive strategy with the right arbitration approach when the need arises.”




Manoeuvring within a complex international system with speed, precision and excellence will secure the best possible outcomes for your business. For this reason we undertake our own advocacy with a world-class team in your corner.

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"Cross-border cases require specialised knowledge and a flexible mind, because the rules and methods of your own jurisdiction have limited value away from home."

Max has consistently been ranked among the leading international arbitration lawyers in Australia. He has appeared as counsel in more than 80 arbitrations in Europe, Asia and Australia, in cases conducted through most of the world’s leading institutions (including LCIA, ICC, HKIAC and SIAC), seated in such locations as London, Singapore, Geneva and Hong Kong.  


Max teaches international law and international arbitration at the University of Sydney as an Adjunct Professor. He has acted as the Australian delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s working group on arbitration.

Max Bonnell

Special Counsel

"International trade and arbitration will always play a vital part in an island nation”.

Stuart has over 25 years experience in litigation, arbitration, insurance and international trade disputes. Working in senior roles across the globe, including the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia,


Stuart understands the complexities and landscape of international law. He is a dual qualified solicitor, qualified to practice in NSW, and England & Wales and has a broad range of expertise across industry sectors including construction, energy, insurance and reinsurance, international trade and investments, maritime, sport, media and communications, technology and telecommunications.

With a reputation for excellence Stuart is an essential member of your team. 

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Stuart Blaxell
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