Australia: Attorney General appoints Corrs Partner Brownwyn Lincoln as Australian designee to international investment treaty institution
Last Updated: 2 March 2017

The Australian Attorney General George Brandis has appointed Corrs Partner Bronwyn Lincoln as one of Australia's designees to the panel of conciliators for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

ICSID is the world's leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement. Established in 1966 and part of the World Bank Group, the institution's services are available to investors and States, helping to promote international investment by providing confidence in the dispute resolution process.

Bronwyn's recent appointment makes her one of four Australians on the panel of conciliators, with other Australian panel members including The Hon. Neil Brown, Former Minister, Federal Government of Australia, Ian Hanger, Director, Australian Dispute Centre and The Hon James Spigelman, Former Chief Justice of New South Wales.

In his appointment letter, the Attorney General noted Bronwyn's expertise in international commercial law and dispute settlement, and the high regard in which she is held by her peers.

Commenting on her appointment, Bronwyn said: "I am honoured and delighted to have been nominated as one of Australia's designees on this prestigious panel and look forward to contributing on the international stage," said Bronwyn Lincoln, Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Based in Corrs' Melbourne office, Bronwyn is a key member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Named in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2016 as one of the world's leading practitioners and identified in Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 as Band 1 in Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Bronwyn has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation and cross border dispute resolution.

Bronwyn has acted for many national and international clients across a number of jurisdictions, including Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She is a panel arbitrator for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and holds the position of Chair of the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre. She has worked in a broad range of industry sectors including energy and resources, power, property, telecommunications and infrastructure and has experience in pharmaceuticals and licensing/distribution agreements. She has conducted large scale commercial litigation in the State Supreme Courts and Federal Court of Australia (including appellate proceedings).

Bronwyn has additional experience in international regulatory matters, including foreign investigative and criminal proceedings and in extradition. She regularly works with clients to develop strategies to manage risk in offshore contracting and investments, including effective dispute resolution processes, enforcement of contractual rights across multiple jurisdictions and advises on private international law issues.

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