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Khory McCormick
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Khory McCormick is a market-recognised expert in dispute resolution and head of Brisbane’s Commercial Advisory, Dispute Resolution, and Government Law groups.

A formidable strategist, negotiator and litigator across multiple legal disciplines, Khory provides wide-ranging issues management and conflict advice to corporate and government decision makers at the highest levels.

He draws upon 30 years of practice spanning all aspects of commercial activity in diverse industry sectors. He brings broad and deep expertise to complex litigation or arbitration in the corporate and public arena; finance and insolvency; resource commodities and long term supply contracts; infrastructure and engineering projects; industrial relations; media; and regulatory and compliance issues.

Khory has been at the forefront of numerous landmark court cases in Australia. His 'go to’ reputation and high level private and public experience has seen him regularly retained in complex transactions for his strategic and lateral thinking capabilities.

Khory's conflict resolution expertise is recognised through roles within key arbitration and dispute resolution bodies. He has held numerous senior company board positions and strategic advisor appointments, often called upon for his expertise in times of controversy.

Known for his thought leadership and recognised as a leading lawyer in peer guides, Khory is a noted national and international platform speaker and prolific author on multiple legal issues in Australian business and public life.

25 February 2014

The close of 2013 saw the ICC launching the new ICC Mediation Rules at a global launch event in Paris. The new Rules, which entered into force on 1 January 2014, replace the ICC ADR Rules.

19 August 2013

Two cases in the UK and China have called into question the certainty of alternative dispute resolution outcomes for international traders. Both judgements highlight the impact varying legal frameworks have on dispute resolution mechanisms within the jurisdictions of Australia's trading partners.

5 August 2013

A recent decision in the Victorian Supreme Court calls into question the enforceability of dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts. The case serves as a warning to businesses when relying on the clause in future.

15 April 2013

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced a new governance structure and a revised edition of the SIAC Rules of Arbitration, effective from 1 April 2013. Clients should not underestimate the significance of these changes.

15 March 2013

On 13 March 2013, the High Court of Australia unanimously dismissed an application by TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd restraining the judges of the Federal Court from enforcing an arbitral award.

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