Ben Davidson

Partner. Melbourne.

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Throughout his career, Ben Davidson has stood out for his ability to understand the commercial impacts to his clients’ operations and tailor solutions that lead to favourable outcomes.

He is known for his ability to keep his eye on the big picture when advising on a highly technical legal dispute.

Ben’s expertise in managing negotiations and disputes, and experience in running cases in all jurisdictions has seen him act for a number of Corrs’ major clients across a range of industries.

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Throughout his career, Ben Davidson has stood out for his ability to understand the commercial impacts to his clients’ operations and tailor solutions that lead to favourable outcomes.

He is known for his ability to keep his eye on the big picture when advising on a highly technical legal dispute.

Ben’s expertise in managing negotiations and disputes, and experience in running cases in all jurisdictions has seen him act for a number of Corrs’ major clients across a range of industries.

His experience includes major projects such as the $43 billion National Broadband Network; arbitral proceedings related to the $400 million Bass Gas Project; and high profile contractual dispute resolution matters in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

“Brilliant - an excellent lawyer and a trusted adviser ” Chambers Global Guide
Ben Davidson

Ben's Expertise

  • QCLNG Project Advising on contractual and arbitration claims for QGC/BG in relation to the QCLNG project, involving a range of projects and claims on several of the major contract packages.
  • Brisconnections Airport Link Project Advising Brisconnections in relation to delivery of Australia’s largest infrastructure project.
  • $400 million Bass Gas Project dispute for Clough Ltd Acted for Clough Limited in arbitral proceedings between Origin Energy regarding the Bass Gas Project. The dispute related to the design and commissioning of an offshore platform in Bass Strait, sub-sea and land pipelines and a gas processing plant.
  • $43 billion implementation of National Broadband Network Advising NBN Co Ltd, the company aiming to position Australia at the forefront of the digital economy by delivering broadband speeds of at least 100 megabits per second to 90% of Australian homes and businesses.
  • Victorian Southern Star Observation Wheel rectification claims Advising ING in relation to the rectification of the Southern Star Observation Wheel in Victoria, which faced significant engineering issues and related consequences.

Ben's Thinking

What others say

  • “Ben is brilliant - an excellent lawyer and a trusted adviser ” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Construction” Chambers Global Guide, 2012-2014
  • “Passionate, expertly technical, cleverly strategic and understands his client” Bradley Price, National General Manager - Legal, Australand Property Group
  • “Excels in dispute work” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “All litigation should be managed the way Ben masters litigation” Bradley Price, National General Manager - Legal, Australand Property Group
  • “First-class. Corrs Chambers Westgarth strikes a good balance between technical knowledge and commercial reality, focusing on high-value and complex front- and back-end briefs.” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2009/10
  • “Best Lawyer - Construction/Infrastructure” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Stupendous, couldn't have been better – certainly set the bar for other legal advisers....extremely talented and a born litigator.” Chris Monahan, URS Group Legal Counsel - Asia & Asia-Pacific

Ben's Leadership

  • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association Member
  • Institute of Arbitrators and Meditators Australia Member
  • Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association (The Resources and Energy Law Association) Member
  • Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration Member
  • National Financial Solutions Non-Executive Director