MatthewHarvey QC
Barrister

Matthew Harvey QC is a leading maritime silk in Australia, with considerable experience conducting and appearing in arbitrations. He has also mediated disputes since 2000.

 

Matthew has acted in matters involving damage to cargos (containerised, refrigerated, and bulk), bills of lading and sea waybills, contracts of affreightment, charterparties, policies of marine insurance and P&I club rules, and collisions and groundings. He has considerable experience in disputes involving the international sale of goods (wheat, barley, iron ore, coal, and bulk liquids) under the applicable Sale of Goods Acts and the Convention for the International Sale of Goods.

 

Matthew is experienced in conducting domestic and international arbitrations. He has given numerous awards. His recent appointments include disputes:

  • arising out of a commercial services agreement;
  • between a lender and a borrower arising out of a finance agreement for the acquisition of livestock;
  • between shipowners and charterers rising out of the grounding of two vessels in foreign waters;
  • between partners arising out of the operation and dissolution of a commercial partnership, involving real property interests, contract, and intellectual property;
  • between an employer and employee arising out of termination and a restraint of trade clause;
  • arising out of a stevedoring agreement.
Matthew is named in Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific (since 2015), Best Lawyers (since 2012), Who’s Who Legal (since 2017), and Doyle’s Guide (since 2010).Back
CONTACT

Tel: +61 (0)3 9225 6826

E-mail address: mharvey@vicbar.com.au

Nationality: Australian

Country of Residence: Australia

Language(s): English

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • COMMODITIES COAL
  • COMMODITIES GRAIN
  • CARGO LOSS & DAMAGE
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    Panel of Arbitrators – Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand 2014

    Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International 2017

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2021

    ADMISSIONS
  • AUSTRALIA
  • EDUCATION

    LL.M. (Monash) 1998

    B.A. (Hons) (Monash) 1990

    Professional Certificate in Arbitration (Adelaide) 2002

    DIRECTORY LISTINGS

    Chambers & Partners – Asia-Pacific

    Doyle’s Guide