Simon Davis

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Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
International commercial arbitration

Building and construction
Construction and engineering
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
International commercial arbitration
Professional liability
Real property

Professional negligence


Family Provision Act

Wills and estates
Contested probate



Simon Davis has a general commercial, civil and construction practice, with particular experience and expertise in commercial arbitration, both international and domestic.

Since joining the Bar in 2004, Simon has acted and advised on a variety of matters across a wide range of industry sectors, and has appeared regularly in superior courts and tribunals, arbitrations and mediations.

Simon also acts as arbitrator, expert and mediator in international and domestic matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Simon had 12 years’ experience in major commercial law firms – from 2000 to 2004 at Allens in Perth; and from 1993 to 2000 at Freshfields in London and Paris, where he gained particular experience in international arbitration.

Simon is a Fellow and Councillor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an Honorary Fellow in the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Australia, where he co-teaches the International Commercial Arbitration unit. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, often on arbitration-related topics. He is fluent in French, has a working knowledge of German and speaks basic Italian.



Date of admission: 1993 (England and Wales) ; 2001 (WA, Victoria, High Court)

LLB (European) (Hons), University of Exeter, England;
Dip. French Private Law (First Class Hons), University of Aix-Marseille III, France;
Law Society of England and Wales Finals (First Class Hons), College of Law, Chester, England;
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


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