Duncan is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Hong Kong and Sydney offices (having also practiced in our London office). Duncan specialises in international arbitration, and is qualified in both Australia and England & Wales. He has acted for multinational corporations and high net worth individuals based in Korea, Indonesia, China, India, Russia, Denmark, South Africa, the Middle East, Australia, the US and the UK.
Duncan has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations under most arbitral institutions and rules, including the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SCC, CAA, UNCITRAL and SCAI. Duncan has also acted in multiple investment treaty arbitrations administered by ICSID, and advised investors on their rights and remedies under other international instruments. Who’s Who Legal named Duncan a “future leader” in international arbitration, and noted that he “stands out in Australia, and is feted for his ‘immediate and complete grasp of technical issues’”. Duncan is also a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), and a member of the HKIAC’s List of Arbitrators.
Duncan has acted for clients in proceedings before State Supreme Courts and the High Court of Australia, as well as courts in England & Wales and off-shore jurisdictions. These disputes have ranged from urgent injunction proceedings, to constitutional proceedings in the original jurisdiction of the High Court of Australia, to mega-litigation on behalf of Russian oligarchs.
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