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Robert Tang

Robert Tang


Robert Tang

Robert Tang is a specialist in complex commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Robert has extensive domestic and international experience in leading large-scale, high profile and complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, including international commercial arbitrations conducted under the HKIAC, ICC, UNICTRAL and SIAC Rules.

Robert has acted for large multinational companies in relation to disputes across Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on construction and infrastructure disputes as well as those relating to the energy & resources and information technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

  • Representing a large multinational oil and gas company in relation to multibillion dollar disputes with its contractor in connection with the construction of a significant LNG project
  • Representing a large multinational conglomerate in relation to multimillion dollar contractual disputes with its subcontractor in connection with the construction of a large coal-fired power plant in south-east Asia
  • Representing a large multinational telecommunications company in relation to contractual disputes exceeding A$100m brought by its Australian subcontractor
  • Representing The Sage Group plc in relation to a A$200m claim brought by Archer Capital in the Federal Court of Australia

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Sydney (Bachelor of Commerce) 2005
  • University of Sydney (Bachelor of Laws) 2007
  • Admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales 2008
  • Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney 2008
  • University of Sydney (Master of Laws) 2010
  • Senior Associate at Allen & Overy, Sydney 2012
  • Queen Mary University of London (Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration) 2014
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Counsel 2019

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Rules Committee member for Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration
  • Member of International Chamber of Commerce – Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Member of The Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member of the Law Council of Australia, International Law section

Awards and citations

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Best Lawyers Australia 2022
  • Rising Star
    Legal 500 – Arbitration 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Best Lawyers Australia 2021
  • Young ADR Practitioner of the Year
    Australian ADR Awards 2018