Joshua Banks practices in international commercial arbitration, investor-state dispute settlement, public international law and international investment protection.
Joshua acts for clients primarily in the energy and resources sectors, having worked on disputes arising out of major iron ore, LNG and other mineral resources projects in Africa and Australia. In addition to energy, mining and infrastructure, he also has experience in advising on the deep sea bed mining industry. His recent experience includes advising clients in complex arbitrations under the UNCITRAL, ICC Rules and ICSID Convention.
- Advising Sundance Resources Limited, Congo Iron and Cam Iron in separate ongoing ICC arbitrations against the Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Cameroon, respectively.
- Advising mining and energy companies in the preparation of investment projects in Africa and South America.
- Advised a Japanese LNG major in contentious negotiations with an Australian energy company regarding an agreement to jointly develop an LNG terminal.
- Advised a Global oil & gas contractor in an international arbitration arising out of a consortium agreement for the construction of the same LNG loading jetty (ICC Rules, Singapore seat; Western Australian governing law).
News and client work
- Amanda Murphy, Kirsten Scott, Lara Gotti, Ishbel McLachlan, Joshua Banks, Lexology GTDT 'Business & Human Rights', Australia, 2021 edition
- Amanda Murphy, Kirsten Scott, Lara Gotti, Ishbel McLachlan, Joshua Banks, 'In brief: human rights compliance for businesses in Australia' Lexology 31 March 2021
- Dr Sam Luttrell, Vlada Lemaic, Adrian Fourie & Joshua Banks, - "Quick Answers" Series – Wolters Kluwer, August 2021
Career and qualifications
- The University of Western Australia (BSc) 2014
- The University of Western Australia (Juris Doctor) 2017
- Admitted as a Lawyer in Western Australia 2018
- Joined Clifford Chance 2019