HFW continues to expand disputes practice with Corrs hire

The new partner has extensive expertise in commercial litigation and international arbitration

HFW continues to expand disputes practice with Corrs hire
Bronwyn Lincoln

HFW has continued to expand its disputes practice across Australia with the appointment of Bronwyn Lincoln to the role of partner.

Lincoln joins the firm’s Melbourne office from Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Prior to her tenure at Corrs, she was with Herbert Smith Freehills as a partner for over a decade.

“This is an exciting time to be joining HFW as the firm continues its growth trajectory in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and I am looking forward to being a part of its growing disputes practice,” Lincoln said.

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She has extensive expertise in commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a particular focus on international trade, shareholder and joint venture agreements, and project and infrastructure disputes. She also advises clients on dispute resolution procedures for cross border transactions, application of free trade agreements, and bilateral and multilateral treaties.

Lincoln has acted for clients across a range of industry sectors, including technology, commodities, insurance, telecommunications, property, mining and resources, energy, and pharmaceutical. In addition, she regularly sits as an international arbitrator and is empanelled with several international arbitration institutions. 

Amongst other roles, she is one of Australia’s four designated conciliators for International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. She is renowned by her peers, colleagues, and clients as “a leader in her field” and has received recognition from Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500, and Doyle’s Guide for her knowledge and expertise in arbitration.

HFW managing partner Gavin Vallely praised Lincoln’s appointment.

“The expansion of our disputes practice is a key element of our ongoing growth strategy in Australia, and Bronwyn brings a wealth of experience and has a phenomenal global reputation for her work on international litigation and arbitration matters,” Vallely said. “Her vast experience across our core sectors will enhance our offering to our clients, in particular with respect to cross-border disputes.”

Lincoln’s appointment follows HFW’s hiring of a disputes team last month. The team hailed from Quinn Emanuel and was led by former state solicitor for Western Australia Paul Evans.

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