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Peter Megens

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About my services

Experienced domestic and international arbitration practitioner specialising in construction and real estate, transport, energy mining and natural resources transport and insurance. Has practised extensively in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region wide variety of disputes and in particular construction and infrastructure projects, mining and energy projects and the like.

Experience and qualifications

Post Nominals

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Finance Law, all from University of Melbourne. FIAMA, FACICA and MCIA

Other ADR Experience

Extensive experience in acting for parties in arbitrations and mediations throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Has acted for parties in international arbitrations including arbitrations in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.

Cases Handled

Acted for one of the parties in numerous reported cases including: Aiton Australia Pty Ltd v Transfield Pty Ltd (2000) 16 BCL 70 Anaconda Operations Pty Ltd v Fluor Daniel Pty Ltd (2000) 16 BCL 230 The State of Tasmania v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd (No 3) [2004] TASSC 132 RJ Grills Pty Ltd v Dellios (1998) VR 136 Ian Delbridge Pty Ltd v Warrandyte High School (1991) 2 VR 534 SMK Cabinets v Hili Modern Electrics Pty Ltd v World Services and Construction Pty Ltd (Victorian Supreme Court, 17 August 1993) Kudeweh v T & J Kelleher Builders Pty Ltd [1990] VR 701 Korin v McInnes [1990] VR 723 Abigroup Contractors Pty ltd v Transfield Pty Ltd (1998) VSC 215 State Bank (Victoria) v Costain Australia Limited (1983) 2 ACLR 1 Have acted for parties in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations including international arbitrations. Acted for a party on various major matters including Costain and State Bank dispute, Melbourne City Link Project, Spencer Street Station Redevelopment, Bakun Hydro Electricity Scheme, Southern Hydro Mini Hydro Privatisation, Anaconda Nickel Project and various others.

Publications

Seminar on 'The Commercial Arbitration Act 1984 for the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society. "Stay Applications under Section 53 of the Commercial Arbitration Act". (2003) 15 Building and Dispute Practitioners' Society Newsletter - December 2003. "Construction Risk and Project Finance - Risk Allocation as Viewed by Contractors and Financiers" (1997) 14 International Construction Law Review. "Mediation in Australia: History, Policy and Application", Asian Dispute Review January 2006. "Compulsion of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration: An Asia Pacific Perspective", Asian International Arbitration Journal Vol. 2, No.1, 2006 co-authored with Peter Chow and Paul Starr.

CV

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Finance Law, all from University of Melbourne. FIAMA, FACICA and MCIA Partner, Malleson Stephen Jacques, Solicitors. Was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1980. Also admitted as a solicitor of the States of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and in the ACT. Has been engaged in practice in the law for more than 25 years involving all forms of construction from engineering projects, highways, buildings, fit outs and facilities and from domestic works to major infrastructure projects. Member of the Building Disputes Practitioners' Society, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Council of Australia (in particular it Infrastruture Law Sub Committee), Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Past Chairman of the Victorian Chapter of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia. Former National Councillor of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia. Member of the International Law Briefing Group of the Law Institute of Victoria. Former Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) before the specialisation was discontinued. Mediator on the Building Cases List of the County Court of Victoria. Mediator in the Supreme Court of Victoria's Autumn Offensive 1995. Mediator on the list of mediators approved by the Law Society of Victoria. Past Secretary and Editor of the Building Disputes Practitioners Society. Past member of various ad hoc committees of the Law Institute of Victoria including the Victoria Building Regulations Committee, the Commercial Arbitration Act Committee and the House Contracts Guarantee Act Committee. Guest Lecturer in the Gradute Diploma in Construction Law and the Masters in Construction Law Course at the University of Melbourne. Acted for one of the parties in numerous reported cases including: Aiton Australia Pty Ltd v Transfield Pty Ltd (2000) 16 BCL 70 Anaconda Operations Pty Ltd v Fluor Daniel Pty Ltd (2000) 16 BCL 230 The State of Tasmania v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd (No 3) [2004] TASSC 132 RJ Grills Pty Ltd v Dellios (1998) VR 136 Ian Delbridge Pty Ltd v Warrandyte High School (1991) 2 VR 534 SMK Cabinets v Hili Modern Electrics Pty Ltd v World Services and Construction Pty Ltd (Victorian Supreme Court, 17 August 1993) Kudeweh v T & J Kelleher Builders Pty Ltd [1990] VR 701 Korin v McInnes [1990] VR 723 Abigroup Contractors Pty ltd v Transfield Pty Ltd (1998) VSC 215 State Bank (Victoria) v Costain Australia Limited (1983) 2 ACLR 1 Have acted for parties in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations including international arbitrations. Acted for a party on various major matters including Costain and State Bank dispute, Melbourne City Link Project, Spencer Street Station Redevelopment, Bakun Hydro Electricity Scheme, Southern Hydro Mini Hydro Privatisation, Anaconda Nickel Project and various others. Extensive experience in acting for parties in arbitrations and mediations throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Has acted for parties in international arbitrations including arbitrations in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. Seminar on 'The Commercial Arbitration Act 1984 for the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society. "Stay Applications under Section 53 of the Commercial Arbitration Act". (2003) 15 Building and Dispute Practitioners' Society Newsletter - December 2003. "Construction Risk and Project Finance - Risk Allocation as Viewed by Contractors and Financiers" (1997) 14 International Construction Law Review. "Mediation in Australia: History, Policy and Application", Asian Dispute Review January 2006. "Compulsion of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration: An Asia Pacific Perspective", Asian International Arbitration Journal Vol. 2, No.1, 2006 co-authored with Peter Chow and Paul Starr.

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