Lee Carroll

Special Counsel. Melbourne.

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Lee Carroll

Lee is a Special Counsel in the International Arbitration and Projects groups of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Melbourne. She has experience in arbitrations conducted under many of the leading arbitral rules, advising clients and assisting arbitral tribunals. She regularly advises local and international clients on the drafting of arbitration agreements. She also advises on the potential enforcement of Bilateral Investment Treaties and corporate structuring with a view to optimising investment protection, and has published on the CPTPP. Lee was Associate to The Hon. Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia from 2005 to 2006. She has a BCL from Oxford University, and Bachelors of Laws (First Class Honours) and Arts from the University of Western Australia. She also has a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Lee previously practised at a leading international law firm in London and in 2017, she was seconded to Bredin Prat in Paris, where Lee worked in their arbitrage team.

Lee is a Special Counsel in the International Arbitration and Projects groups of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Melbourne. She has experience in arbitrations conducted under many of the leading arbitral rules, advising clients and assisting arbitral tribunals. She regularly advises local and international clients on the drafting of arbitration agreements. She also advises on the potential enforcement of Bilateral Investment Treaties and corporate structuring with a view to optimising investment protection, and has published on the CPTPP. Lee was Associate to The Hon. Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia from 2005 to 2006. She has a BCL from Oxford University, and Bachelors of Laws (First Class Honours) and Arts from the University of Western Australia. She also has a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Lee previously practised at a leading international law firm in London and in 2017, she was seconded to Bredin Prat in Paris, where Lee worked in their arbitrage team.

“Described as a "Future Leader" in international arbitration” Who’s Who Legal, 2019
Lee Carroll

Lee's Expertise

  • International arbitration Advising an international waste management company in an arbitration against a MENA State arising out of a concession contract.
  • International arbitration Advising a Spanish company defending an arbitration under the DIAC Rules of Arbitration concerning the performance of a contract for security systems for an oil field in Iraq
  • Queensland Curtis LNG Project Acted for QCG / the BG Group in an arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration arising out of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.
  • Origin Energy Acted for Origin Energy against a German owned engineering design contractor concerning a gas fired power station in an arbitration held in Sydney under the ACICA arbitration rules and the Commercial Arbitration Act 1984 (Vic).
  • Neptune Technologies and Bioresources Inc Advised Neptune Technologies and Bioresources Inc, a life sciences company based in Quebec, in respect of arbitrations in Australia and Canada, including advice in respect of the applicable law governing the arbitration in Canada.
  • International arbitration Regular adviser to an Australian contractor in disputes it has with its international joint venture party.
  • State of Queensland Acted for the State of Queensland in Victorian proceedings defending an attempt to wind-up companies and trusts responsible for the construction of the $4.2 billion toll road Airport Link in Brisbane.
  • Adelaide Desalination Plant Acted for the McConnell Dowell, Lend Lease Joint Venture in relation to contractual disputes with the South Australian government arising out of the $1.8 billion Adelaide Desalination Plant project and brought before a Dispute Resolution Board.
  • Origin Energy Acted for Origin Energy in proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court defending a claim brought under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) and seeking a stay of proceedings under the former Commercial Arbitration Act 1984 (NSW).
  • BW Offshore, a Norwegian multinational Successfully prosecuted Federal Court proceedings for BW Offshore regarding the supply of a floating production storage and offloading facility (FPSO) to an Australian/Japanese joint venture which owns the Basker Manta Gummy oil and gas field in the Bass Strait.

Lee's Leadership

  • London Court of International Arbitration, Young International Arbitration Group Member
  • Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration Member
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member
  • ACICA 45 Member
  • ICC YAF Member
  • ITA Member
  • Young SIAC Member

What others say

  • “Lee is an extremely intelligent, professional and diligent lawyer which made her an invaluable part of our legal team during a lengthy and technically complicated arbitration” Project Manager
  • “Lee brings a superior understanding of the law as it relates to arbitration and complex dispute processes” Arbitration client

Lee's Thinking