Clementine is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group at Clifford Chance, working across the Perth and London practices. She specialises in cross border disputes, in particular disputes between investors and States under bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements, with a sector-focus on energy and resources.
Clementine's practice also includes numerous high-profile commercial arbitrations and related court proceedings, including arbitrations involving State-owned enterprises and complex issues of public policy and government authority. Her experience includes arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules, and advocacy before an ICSID annulment committee and an LCIA tribunal.
She is also active in front-end advisory work, advising investors operating in high-risk jurisdictions on investment protection strategies and States on the legal implications of investment promotion reforms.
She is admitted to practice in Western Australia. She was listed in Doyle's Guide 2018 (Australia) as a rising star in in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring matters.
- Clementine previously completed the following trainee seats:
Derivatives Finance (Singapore)
Energy & Resources
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Clementine's experience includes high-profile investor-State disputes, complex litigation and international arbitrations.
- Sundance Resources Limited and Congo Iron SA in an ICC investment arbitration against the Republic of Congo following the revocation of its mining licence for the Nabeba-Mbalam Iron Ore Project
- Sundance Resources Limited and Cam Iron SA in an ICC investment arbitration against the Republic of Cameroon following the government’s refusal to grant a mining permit for the Mbalam-Nabeba Iron Ore Project
- Kingsgate Consolidated Limited in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kingdom of Thailand under the Australia-Thailand Free Trade Agreement, the dispute concerning the alleged expropriation of the Chatree Gold Mine in northern Thailand
- Greenland Minerals Ltd in an ad hoc arbitration against the Government of Greenland and the Government of Denmark regarding legislative measures taken against the Kvanefjeld Technology Metals Project
- two government-owned entities in a consolidated LCIA arbitration involving a sovereign wealth fund in relation to claims for multiple billions of USD
- a large multinational corporation in an LCIA arbitration under a JV agreement relating to a gas power project in Saudi Arabia with claims valued at more than US$100 million
- Sunrise Power and Transmission Company in an ICC dispute against the Federal Republic of Nigeria arising further to two decades of underlying arbitral and judicial proceedings arising from a major development project
- Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd and its affiliates in an ICSID proceedings (arbitration and annulment) against the Republic of Kenya, the dispute arising out of the revocation of a mining licence and other measures taken by the host State in alleged violation of the United Kingdom-Kenya BIT
- Churchill Mining PLC and Planet Mining Pty Ltd in ICSID proceedings (arbitration and annulment) against the Republic of Indonesia, the dispute concerning the East Kutai Coal Project in Kalimantan
- a large multinational corporation in relation to delay and defects claims arising from three gas power projects in Saudi Arabia with claims valued at more than US$100 million
- Saipem SA in a large-scale (over US$ 1 billion) ICC arbitration concerning project delay and disruption claims under a contract for the construction of a jetty for a major offshore LNG project in Australia
- various companies on investment protection strategies, including the availability of investment treaty protections, the standards of protection and complex jurisdictional issues
- a government department on the interaction between customs unions and FTAs following the Brexit referendum
- various companies on investment protection strategies in response to the UK Labour opposition's nationalisation proposals
- a large multinational corporation in relation to allegations arising from high-value contracts with a national airline
- a large oil and gas company on their options following major changes to a European offshore regulatory regime
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Career and qualifications
- The University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Laws and Commerce) 2014
- Joined Clifford Chance 2014
- Admitted as a solicitor in Western Australia 2016
- Member of the Law Society of Western Australia