Inigo specialises in all aspects of dispute resolution.
Inigo’s practice centres on the resolution of complex disputes in all key fora, with a particular focus on arbitration (both domestic and international). He is also associated with leading arbitral institutions, including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Inigo has a range of experience spanning multiple sectors, with significant experience in construction and infrastructure, energy, and the public sector. He also has a particular interest in legal issues regarding indigenous rights and climate change.
Inigo is dual-qualified in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. He was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand in 2016 and began his career at a pre-eminent dispute resolution boutique, before being admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2019 and obtaining his Master of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.
Inigo has authored several articles on arbitration-related issues, including the application of Māori indigenous law in arbitral proceedings.
Experience & expertise
- a global energy company in an ICC arbitration seated in Australia, regarding information technology services
- a government body in a AUDmulti-million-dollar dispute, regarding the construction of a hospital in Perth, Western Australia
- a head contractor in adjudication, and subsequent appeal, proceedings regarding the construction of a luxury apartment complex in Queensland, Australia
- an EPC contractor in a AUDbillion-dollar ICC arbitration seated in Singapore, regarding the construction of a power plant for an LNG facility in the Northern Territory, Australia
- a group of farmers in judicial review proceedings before the High Court of New Zealand, regarding the legitimacy of a government body’s decision to destroy imported tree grafts
- a principal in a NZDmillion-dollar AMINZ arbitration, regarding the construction of a luxury apartment complex in Auckland, New Zealand
- a group of fruit tree growers in a class action NZDmulti-million-dollar dispute before the High Court of New Zealand, regarding a negligence claim against the New Zealand government
- an indigenous group in judicial review proceedings before the High Court of New Zealand, regarding the legitimacy of a government body’s decision to hand over culturally significant land to a third-party