Shaun is a solicitor in our Sydney office.
Shaun has a broad range of experience in international commercial arbitration, financial services regulation and funds management, class actions and environment and planning law.
As a recipient of the Magdalen College Oxford Australia scholarship, Shaun completed the masters-level Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, where his studies focused on public international law, conflict of laws and business and human rights.
He was also a recipient of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship. During his NCP scholarship, Shaun worked in the international arbitration practice group of the firm’s Hong Kong office. In 2021, his prize-winning undergraduate Honours thesis on Business and Human Rights Arbitration was published in Columbia Law School’s American Review of International Arbitration.
Shaun holds a masters-level Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford (Magdalen College) and a combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (awarded with the University Medal) from Griffith University. He has studied Mandarin at institutions across Asia, including on scholarship to National Taiwan Normal University and the University of Hong Kong. Shaun is admitted to practise as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.
Experience & expertise
- acting for one of Asia’s largest private equity firms in HKIAC arbitration proceedings against another leading private equity firm, arising out of the sale of its shareholding in a Korean company.
- acting for a leading Chinese oil and gas conglomerate in the largest-ever claim ($US5.5bn) filed with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, concerning a major North Sea oil field acquisition which the clients allege was induced by fraud.
- advising one of China’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Hong Kong court proceedings regarding the discharge of an injunction in connection with an UNCITRAL arbitration.