GregLaughton SC
Senior Counsel

With chambers in Sydney and London, Greg is a leading Australian Silk with a broad practice in domestic and international commercial dispute resolution. He has considerable experience acting for, and advising, clients globally. The matters in which he appears typically consist of high value, complex, disputes involving multiple parties.

Greg’s primary areas of practice include complex cross-border maritime and transportation law, commercial law, building & construction and infrastructure law, commodities, IT, professional negligence and insurance-related disputes. He has appeared in a broad range of jurisdictions at trial and appellate level, including in leading cases in the High Court of Australia and New South Wales Court of Appeal. His international practice has seen him appear as counsel in international commercial arbitrations in Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Germany, Frankfurt, Brazil, Fiji, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Complementing his practice as a leading advocate and advisor, Greg accepts arbitral appointments as sole arbitrator or as part of a three-member tribunal. He has experience with a wide range of arbitral institutions and accepts both institutional and ad hoc appointments.

Greg is the Chair of the International Committee of the NSW Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (FACICA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Greg is a graded arbitrator with the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators and a BarADR approved arbitrator by the NSW Bar Association. His ADR practice also extends to acting as a mediator in a wide range of disputes.

Greg was previously awarded Australian Arbitration Barrister of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards, and in 2021 was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in international arbitration. He contributes to the professional development of legal professionals world-wide through his advocacy training in an international arbitration and cross-cultural context.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Greg holds a Master of Laws in International Trade and Corporations Law and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the University of New South Wales.



Tel: +61 (0) 292 338 796 / +44 (0) 207 242 2523

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Nationality: Australian

Country(ies) of Residence: Australia

Language(s): English

    Fellow, Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration (ACIA)

    Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

    BarADR Approved Arbitrator, New South Wales Bar Association

    Head of Chambers, Thirteen Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

    Chair, International Committee of New South Wales Bar Association

    Diploma of Law: University of Sydney (Legal Practitioners Admission Board) (1982)

    Professional Certificate in Arbitration: University of Adelaide (2006)

    Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration: University of New South Wales (2007)

    Master of Laws (International Business and Economic Law): University of New South Wales (2008)
    2015, Australian Arbitration Barrister of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
    2022, Best Lawyers in Australia – International Arbitration; Insurance Law; Product Liability Litigation