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Jean Hamilton-Smith

Jean Hamilton-Smith


Jean is an associate specialising in construction and engineering disputes. 



Jean's experience includes advising:

  • a Japanese supplier in US litigation proceedings arising out of an overheating incident on an EPC power station project
  • a Chinese oil and gas company as claimant in an arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) relating to its investment in a European oil company
  • a Chinese subcontractor as claimant in an arbitration administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) relating to delays on an EPC project in Saudi Arabia



Jean is a graduate of the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (Duchesne College) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, the High Court of Australia and is a registered foreign legal consultant in Dubai. 

Jean is a former associate to the Honourable Justice Elizabeth Madonna O'Reilly in the Family Court of Australia. She is a past recipient of the Society of Construction Law Australia Brooking Prize. 

Jean joined the Tokyo office as an associate in 2016. In 2017, she was seconded to the Metals & Energy legal department of a Japanese trading house.