Justin McDonnell is a Partner in the Brisbane office of King & Wood Mallesons where he concentrates on resolving commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in matters involving issues such as resource disputes, trade practices, telecommunications, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and banking. Justin has particular expertise in dealing with large pieces of litigation involving numerous documents and witnesses that have significant commercial and strategic importance to clients. Most of these cases have been successfully resolved through Justin's use of mediation and other dispute resolution procedures.
He is the immediate past Chairman of the Queensland Law Society Litigation Rules Committee and is regularly involved in discussions with Federal and Supreme Courts on improvements in litigation practice in the Courts. Justin is co-chair of the Firm's Bribery and Anti Corruption Group.
Justin has been nominated as a leading lawyer in a number of surveys. Most recently:
· in 2010, 2011 and 2012 he was listed by The Australian Financial Review newspaper as one the leading litigation lawyers in Australia as nominated by peers in Best Lawyers;
· for Dispute Resolution Asia Pacific in Chambers Global for 2012 and 2013; and
· in 2010 by The Australian newspaper as one of the leading 100 lawyers in Australia as nominated by the 160 general counsel in the Legal Benchmarking Report.