Huw Watkins

ADMITTED  2010    BAR  2019

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0450 499 522

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Huw Watkins, BA(Hons); LL.B (Hons); FCIArb; FACICA


  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Arbitrators
  • Arbitrators International
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Competition Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Guarantees
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Local Government
  • Magistrates Court
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Property Law
  • Public Law
  • Securities
  • Trade Practices

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Huw has a broad practice incorporating general corporate and commercial law, insolvency, building and construction, migration and public law matters. Huw also has experience with regulatory matters in the financial services sector, product liability, international sanctions and competition law. He appears in all jurisdictions in Australia and in domestic and international arbitrations.

Before coming to the Bar, Huw worked at Ashurst as a senior associate. His main area of practice was dispute resolution in which he ran several SIAC and ICC arbitrations. He also advised Japanese corporates on frustration issues associated with government actions and the management of the related dispute.

Huw obtained his fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2018 and is listed as an arbitrator with several institutes across the Asia Pacific region. He teaches International Dispute Resolution subjects at Keio University and Australian law subjects at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Huw is a member of the Vicbar Arbitration Committee.

Huw has worked extensively as part of multi-office, multi-jurisdiction teams and is familiar with running cases remotely. Huw speaks fluent Japanese.

Huw read with Richard J Harris and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.