Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Brenda Horrigan



Nationality: American

Area of Expertise: Commercial, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Mining, Oil and Gas, Shareholder and Securities, Treaty

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law, International Law

Languages: English, French, Russian


Brenda specialises in international arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes involving emerging markets, and has worked from the US, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai and now Sydney.

She has extensive experience on complex international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters at both the arbitration and enforcement stages, acts as counsel in matters conducted under a wide variety of arbitration rules, and also sits as arbitrator.

Brenda has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars on both arbitration and the challenges of investments in emerging markets. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CIArb national councillor for Australia. She is also the past co-chair of the China Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law, and served for several years as Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School (Shanghai campus).

She is fluent in English, French and Russian, and speaks elementary Mandarin.