About Ben Luscombe

Ben Luscombe leads Clifford Chance's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Australia. With nearly 40 years' experience representing parties in disputes throughout Australia and Asia, Ben is a true leader in the field. Year after year, he leads some of the highest-profile international and domestic arbitration and litigation cases in the region. Ben is currently acting in a number of international commercial arbitration cases, including an UNCITRAL Rules arbitration for Saipem SA (a USD 1.9 billion dispute arising out of a contract for the construction of an LNG loading jetty for the Gorgon gas project off the Western Australian coast), an ICC Rules arbitration in Singapore concerning a dispute under a consortium agreement, and an ICC Rules arbitration for a Mauritian company against the State-owned mining company of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A major part of Ben's practice is Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) under Bilateral Investment Treaties and Free Trade Agreements. As part of his role in these ISDS cases, Ben conducts oral advocacy (for example, in the Cortec Mining v Kenya hearing in January 2018, Ben cross-examined one Ambassador and an expert witness on damages).

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