Clifford Chance LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

Australia
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Notable practitioners

Ben Luscombe co-heads the practice from the Perth office, where much of his practice is focused on the litigation or arbitration of disputes arising from the energy and resources sector. He is the recipient of a particularly significant body of highly positive client feedback, which cites his "very targeted litigation advice and representation," "understanding of the nuances" and seemingly near-permanent availability. One sums up: "He fills me with complete confidence and that is his major - and ideal - strength."

Senior consultant and practice co-head Diana Chang commands great respect and has long been seen as a natural target for referrals in the commercial disputes space, particularly where sensitive directors' duties, regulatory investigation and alleged white-collar crime issues are in question. Interviewees especially value her "quietly effective" approach.

Sam Luttrell continues to win plaudits for his assured handling of international arbitration mandates, especially those arising in the energy and resources sector. Interviewees emphasise not only his "very good knowledge of the subject matter," but also his "very, very diligent" approach, one reporting: "He just has all the qualities you'd expect of Clifford Chance and his full attention to the matter really makes him stand out."