Bronwyn Lincoln




  • German,
  • French
  • and English


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.

Bronwyn has advised and acted for national and global clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, technology, resources and mining, infrastructure, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and real property. She has specific expertise in the resolution of shareholder and joint venture disputes and disputes arising under distribution and licensing agreements.

As one of Australia’s four designated conciliators for the World Bank and a panel arbitrator for a number of international arbitral institutions (including SIAC and AIAC), Bronwyn’s practical and global perspective is highly valued by her clients. She regularly advises on complex private and public international law issues.

Bronwyn is a Director at both the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Australian Disputes Centre. She is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Federal Litigation and ADR Executive and Chair of the Executive’s Trans-National Litigation Committee.  

Key deals

International property/joint venture dispute

Lead partner on international property/joint venture dispute involving civil proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria (including Court of Appeal) and successful application for ‘first of its kind’ anti-suit injunction. Bronwyn has worked on parallel foreign criminal investigations, and has had an advisory role on extradition and foreign corrupt practices.

Challenging enforcement of a foreign arbitral award made in Singapore

Lead partner acting for Singaporean and Australian parties challenging enforcement of foreign arbitral award made in Singapore on grounds of public policy.

Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards against State entities

Multiple roles advising on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards against State entities.

Enforcement of foreign judgments against Australian entities

Multiple roles advising on the enforcement of foreign judgments against Australian entities, most recently Vietnam and Malaysia.

Consolidated arbitration proceedings

Presiding arbitrator appointed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in consolidated arbitration proceedings involving an offshore infrastructure project.

Administrative law principles and human rights

Lead partner acting for an incorporated association in a Victorian Supreme Court matter involving administrative law principles and human rights.