Murphy advises major Chinese and international clients on infrastructure and construction disputes and projects across Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Australia and South America, with a focus on the power, oil and gas and transport sectors. Murphy has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters, covering international arbitration under various institutional rules (including SIAC, ICC, HKIAC and VIAC), project life advisory and contract drafting and negotiations.
Murphy's experience includes advising:
- a project consortium in a multi-billion SIAC arbitration concerning the construction of a refinery and petrochemical complex
- a Chinese SOE in a US$100 million SIAC arbitration under a share purchase agreement for an investment in the power sector
- a Chinese contractor in disputes involving a power plant project in the Middle East, providing full project lifecycle advice and handling related ICC arbitration
- Southeast Asian contractors for claims in excess of US$110 million in a VIAC arbitration relating to a processing plant project
- a Chinese SOE in a HKIAC arbitration involving claims arising from an oil and gas project in the Middle East
- a Chinese contractor on a wide range of disputes and project lifecycle issues in a US$5 billion hydropower project in Pakistan
- a Chinese engineering company on claims and project execution issues in a multi-billion LNG project in Russia
- a Chinese contractor on claims under various contracts for a regional high-speed railway project in Hong Kong
Murphy is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Australia (New South Wales). He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Before relocating to Hong Kong, Murphy practised in Beijing, Shanghai and London.