Matthew Di Marco practices in the International Arbitration Group and the Asia-Pacific Public International Law and Investor-State Dispute Settlement practice.
Matthew acts for clients primarily in the energy and resources sectors, having worked on disputes arising out of major rare metals, iron ore, oil and LNG projects in the Middle East, Australia and South East Asia. His recent experience includes advising clients in complex arbitrations under the UNCITRAL, ICC and SIAC Rules and ICSID Convention.
- Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd in high value arbitration against the Kingdom of Thailand pursuant to the UNCITRAL Rules (Singapore-seated) under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement concerning claims over the expropriation of a gold mine in northern Thailand.
- Global oil & gas contractor in two related international arbitrations arising out of:
- a design and construction contract for an LNG loading jetty in Western Australia (UNCITRAL Rules, Perth seat; Western Australian governing law)
- a consortium agreement for the construction of the same LNG loading jetty (ICC Rules, Singapore seat; Western Australian governing law)
- Australian mining company in an ICSID arbitration against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the Australia-Egypt BIT
- Global construction contractor against its sub-contractors in relation to the construction of a mega mining Project in Western Australia pursuant to SIAC Rules.
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Career and qualifications
- University of Western Australia (LLB, B Commerce) 2013
- Admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia 2015
- Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills 2016
- Joined Clifford Chance 2018
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Law Society of New South Wales