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About Amanda Neil

Amanda is a member of our dispute resolution practice group and specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration. She is also an expert in ESG issues, in particular climate change and human rights.

Amanda has substantial experience acting as counsel in financial, corporate, energy and major projects matters. She also advises corporations and governments on their ESG-related obligations under domestic and international law. In addition, she sits as arbitrator and tribunal secretary.

Amanda is a member of Freshfields' International Arbitration Green Committee and the Europe Committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations. She is also a member of Freshfields' Continental Europe Pro Bono Committee.

Prior to developing her expertise in dispute resolution, Amanda spent many years as a transaction lawyer acting in finance and corporate matters.

Amanda is qualified in both Australia and England and Wales. She speaks English and German.

 

 

Recent work

  • Advising a number of international mining companies on their ESG obligations under EU and international law.
  • Representing an energy company in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against its contractors concerning the construction of an off-shore LNG plant.
  • Representing Albania in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Dutch renewable energy company in relation to a solar power plant.
  • Representing Romania in an ICSID arbitration brought by an Austrian company concerning a petroleum refinery.
  • Representing a Swiss company and its owners in a post-M&A arbitration under the LCIA Rules relating to complex taxation issues, fraud and breaches of representations and warranties.
  • Representing Albania in an ICSID arbitration brought by a BVI company concerning its alleged investment in privatisation vouchers.
  • Representing a major Austrian telecommunications company in a post-M&A arbitration under the ICC Rules relating to purchase price adjustment claims and breaches of representations and warranties.
  • Representing a US software company in a post-M&A arbitration under the ICC Rules relating to taxation issues and breaches of representations and warranties.
  • Representing a major Russian transport company in an arbitration under the VIAC Rules arising out of a failed rail project in the Middle East.

Qualifications

University education

  • University of Vienna (LLM - International Law)
  • University of Sydney (LLB)
  • University of Sydney (BA - German)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia

Publications