Daisy Mallett

Daisy Mallett

Daisy Mallett is a dispute resolution partner, specialising in international arbitration. Daisy’s international arbitration practice includes both commercial arbitrations, as well as investor-state disputes.

Daisy also advises clients in relation to risk management strategies, negotiations and mediations, and represents clients before Australia's state courts. 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 2017 Who’s Who Legal Ranking as “Future Leader” in International Arbitration. She regularly publishes and lectures in the field of international 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

  • advising a global construction contractor in its dispute in relation to a large resources project in Western Australia, SIAC arbitration with approximately $200 million in dispute;
  • acting for a large private natural resources companies in Vietnam in a US$170m SIAC arbitration against a large US-based engineering company in a dispute regarding the design and engineering of a mine;
  • 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 and ICC 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.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Law Council of Australia’s Transnational Litigation Committee
  • Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Asian Representative for the London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group
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