Managing Associate, Singapore
"I specialise in international arbitration and cross-border disputes, focusing on the energy, infrastructure, trade and transport sectors. I have extensive experience helping clients manage dispute risks and successfully navigate complex disputes to achieve the best possible outcomes."
Education and qualifications
Carmel specialises in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and cross-border litigation.
Carmel’s practice focuses on cross-border disputes in the energy, international trade and transport sectors. She has acted for clients across Asia-Pacific in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under many of the major arbitral rules. Carmel also regularly advises clients on dispute risk mitigation and serves as a tribunal secretary.
In addition to her arbitration work, Carmel has extensive experience acting in matters before Australian and foreign courts, including complex litigation and applications to enforce or set aside arbitral awards.
Carmel is a member of the ICC Australia Arbitration Steering Committee, and previously served as the ICC YAF Representative for South Asia (2019-2021).
Carmel’s experience include acting for:
- A regional government in relation to a multi-billion dollar investor-State claim arising out of the mining sector.
- The applicant investors in multiple proceedings to enforce high-value investor-State awards in Australia.
- A Korean engineering & construction company in an ICC arbitration seated in New Delhi, subject to Indian law against an Indian state-owned entity arising from the design, construction and commissioning of a steel plant complex in India.
- A international joint venture in a USD 46 million ICC arbitration seated in Singapore, subject to English law arising from the termination of a production sharing contract by Timor-Leste
- The owners of one of the world’s largest LNG projects in three gas price reviews in Western Australia and related litigation before the Western Australian courts.
- A global oil & gas major in a USD 250 million arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules in connection with a labour supply contract, and related proceedings to set aside an interim award.
Prior to joining Linklaters, Carmel worked in the Perth and Singapore offices of Norton Rose Fulbright.
Education and qualifications
Carmel’s recent publications include:
- Co-Author of ‘Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Australia’, ACICA Review (2022);
- Co-Author of the Australian chapter in ‘InDepth Feature: Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution 2022” published by Financier Worldwide (2022); and
- Co-Author of “ADR: Effectively resolving cross-border disputes” in Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes published by Financier Worldwide in association with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (2022).