Bronwyn Lincoln

Partner. Melbourne.

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Bronwyn Lincoln

Bronwyn practices in international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation, with a focus on cross border and multi jurisdictional disputes. She is also an international arbitrator.

She has advised and acted for national and global clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, resources and mining, infrastructure, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and real property. She has recent experience in assisting clients with high end disputes arising out of a range of commercial transactions, including joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, distribution and licensing agreements.

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Bronwyn practices in international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation, with a focus on cross border and multi jurisdictional disputes. She is also an international arbitrator.

She has advised and acted for national and global clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, resources and mining, infrastructure, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and real property. She has recent experience in assisting clients with high end disputes arising out of a range of commercial transactions, including joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, distribution and licensing agreements.

Bronwyn also works with clients to develop strategies to manage risk in offshore contracting and investment, including effective and enforceable dispute resolution processes, enforcement of contractual rights across jurisdictions and complex conflict of laws.

“2015-2016 Melbourne International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review
Bronwyn Lincoln

Bronwyn's Expertise

  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award Enforcement in Australia of foreign arbitral award made in Singapore between Australian, US, Indian and UAE parties – involving public policy exception under the International Arbitration Act
  • ICC arbitration - Hong Kong Disputes between two telecoms involving ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong.
  • Philippines Resource Project Multiple arbitration proceedings in Singapore to resolve disputes between shareholders to a significant resource project in the Philippines – issues included the availability of anti suit injunction issued by arbitral tribunal to restrain parallel civil proceedings in jurisdiction outside Singapore.
  • ‘First of its kind’ anti suit Litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria to secure ‘first of its kind’ anti suit injunction to restrain parallel civil proceedings in Dubai – upheld on appeal.
  • ICC arbitration – Switzerland ICC arbitration seated in Switzerland to resolve disputes over the construction of a multi purpose pipeline in India – included parallel litigation in Czech Republic, Italy, India and Australia.

Bronwyn's Leadership

  • Australian International Commercial Arbitration Centre (ACICA) Fellow
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel Arbitrator
  • Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre Chair
  • Law Council of Australia Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Executive
  • Law Council of Australia Transnational Litigation Committee Co-chair
  • Australian Disputes Centre Director
  • London Court of International Arbitration Asia Pacific Users Council Councillor

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer – Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and Litigation
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2011-2018
  • “Band 1, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Australia” Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015-2016
  • “World class practitioner in international arbitration” Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2016
  • “Finalist – Partner of the Year Award: Dispute Resolution and Litigation” Lawyers Weekly, March 2016
  • “International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year 2017 Melbourne” Australia’s Best Lawyers, February 2016
  • “Identified as a ‘name to know’” Global Arbitration Review – GAR 100 – 9th Edition, February 2016
  • “World’s Leading Expert in Commercial Arbitration” Expert Guides, London, October 2015
  • “One of the world’s leading practitioners” Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2015

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