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Expert resume of Brenda Horrigan

Internationally recognised arbitration practitioner with nearly 30 years of extensive global experience, having worked from the US, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Sydney and now Singapore.

Prior to establishing her own practice in 2021, Brenda was the Head of International Arbitration in Australia at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney. She commenced her career as a transactional lawyer and has spent nearly 20 years focussing exclusively on complex international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters at both the arbitration and enforcement stages. Brenda is the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and remains a member of its Executive. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is listed on the panels of numerous arbitral institutions. Brenda has taught international arbitration as a Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University’s Shanghai campus and as a guest lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars on arbitration and is consistently ranked in Chambers and Who’s Who: Legal as a leading arbitration practitioner.