- International Contract and Transactional Law
- International disputes involving States
- International litigation and arbitration
Justin has over 30 years legal experience, as solicitor (1985-1988), counsel (1989 onwards) and Senior Counsel (2000 onwards). He was the founding head of Banco Chambers Sydney (2005-2012) and the 10th Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (2012-2016).
Justin has advised on numerous international law issues and was joint counsel for Australia in proceedings in the International Court of Justice as well as in inter-State and Investor-State arbitrations in the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He also appeared in an inter-state conciliation. Justin regularly appears as counsel in arbitrations and acts as arbitrator. He is a skilled advocate and counsel and has conducted multiple trials and appeals as counsel, and provided numerous written opinions across most areas of commercial, public and constitutional law. A detail overview of Justin’s international, arbitration and national cases is available on request.
Justin is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, of ACICA and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He specialises in international law, international arbitration, constitutional law and appellate law; and is available to appear as counsel, act as advisor or sit as arbitrator or expert determiner, particularly in international matters. For more information, you may consult Justin’s personal website, https://www.justingleeson.com.au.