Daisy Mallett

Daisy Mallett

Daisy Mallett is a partner in our dispute resolution practice, with a focus on international risk and disputes.   

Daisy acts for clients in negotiations and mediations, as well as representing them before Australia's state courts, and in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitrations.  Daisy’s risk management advisory work covers international trade risk, anti-bribery and corruption and modern slavery.

Daisy works with clients in their international trade, investment, shareholder and joint venture disputes across a range of sectors, including energy and resources, construction, major projects, agribusiness and manufacturing.

Daisy’s extensive experience has seen her act as advisor and advocate for parties before international arbitration tribunals under SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, ACICA, IAMA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, PCA, LCIA, LMMA and BANI rules. She has experience with arbitration seated in a range of jurisdictions, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Washington DC, The Hague, Paris and Bermuda.

Daisy is qualified as a lawyer in both England and Australia.

Daisy was named in the Who’s Who Legal Ranking as “Future Leader” in International Arbitration (2017-2019) and Doyle’s Guide Leading Arbitration Lawyers (2018, 2019) . She regularly publishes and lectures in the field of international arbitration, is a director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and was a member of the Australian Delegation to the UNCITRAL Arbitration and Conciliation Working Group, which culminated in the production of the UNCITRAL Investor-State Arbitration Transparency Rules.

Recent Experience

  • acting for a Singapore based company in relation to a dispute arising out of an energy and resource project in Indonesia (SIAC arbitration);
  • advising several multinational companies on their anti-bribery and corruption and modern slavery risk mitigation strategies;
  • advising on post M&A dispute in relation to a tax indemnity provision (ICC arbitration);
  • acting for a Singapore marketing company in a dispute with a Chinese purchaser of commodities (SIAC arbitration);
  • advising a global construction contractor in its dispute in relation to a large resources project in Western Australia (SIAC arbitration);
  • acting for an Australian resources exploration company on its dispute with a Malaysian party following their purchase of a production sharing contract in Indonesia (SIAC arbitration);
  • acting for a large commodities supplier in several HKIAC, LICA, ICC and SIAC arbitrations against defaulting purchasers;
  • advising a number of Australian multinationals in relation to their rights against foreign states in respect of regulatory interference with their investments;
  • acting for the governments of the Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine on several claims by foreign investors under their foreign investment laws (UNCITRAL arbitration).

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Law Council of Australia’s Transnational Litigation Committee
  • Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration 


Legal insights

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30 May 2019

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01 May 2019

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