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Solicitor: 1994 (New South Wales) 2000 (England & Wales)
Singapore International Commercial Court 2015
B.Ec (Soc Sc), University of Sydney
LLB, University of Sydney
Adjunct Professor, UTS
Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2013)
- Building and Construction
- Banking and Finance
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Commercial Law
- Commissions of Inquiry
- Oil and Gas
Daniel Meltz has a broad-based commercial practice covering a variety of different specialist areas. He acts regularly for corporate clients in all sectors across a broad range of courts and tribunals. He also acts for governments and government-related organisations. He has been appointed Counsel Assisting on various Commissions of Inquiry.
A graduate of the University of Sydney Mr Meltz commenced his career as a litigator at a major Australian firm before taking an appointment to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland where he assisted with the arbitration of claims on World War II bank accounts. He subsequently worked in London in the International Commercial Arbitration section of a leading English firm.
In 2013 Daniel was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). The appointment recognises Daniel's leading experience in the area and places him on the ACICA's panel of recommended international arbitrators.
For further information about Daniel Meltz, please also see his CV.
Significant cases in which Daniel has appeared include:
Mitchell v Leafs Gully Farm Pty Ltd (No 2)  NSWCA 121
Antonio v Ian Cubitt’s Classic Home Improvements Pty Ltd  NSWCATAP 37
Leafs Gully Farm Pty Limited v Mitchell  NSWSC 1460
Ian Cubitts Classic Home Improvements Pty Ltd v Granny Flat Projects  FCCA 2630
Tyco Australia Pty Ltd t/a Wormwald v The Owners Corporation Strata Plan 49302  NSWCA 112
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia Pty Limited v State of New South Wales & Anor  NSWSC 1458
Lauderdale v Cairns  NSWSC 29
MBD Management Pty Ltd v Butcher  FCA 1071
Yang v S & L Consulting & Anor  NSWSC 223
Rae v Beddison Corporation Pty Ltd (No 2)  NSWSC 178
Provectus Care Pty Ltd v Epicor Software (Aust) Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1281
Sassine v Ray & Sons Constructions Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1135
Kdl Building v Mount  NSWSC 474
SZIJA v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs and Refugee Review Tribunal  FCA 1484
Corvetina Technology Ltd v Clough Engineering Ltd  NSWSC 700
Barclay Mowlem Construction Limited v Estate Property Holdings Pty Limited  NSWSC 658
The Owners of Strata Plan 43551 v Fair Trading Administration Corporation; Walter Construction Group Limited v Fair Trading Administration Corporation  NSWSC 158
Minister for Industry, Tourism & Resources v Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd  FCAFC 72
Hall v The University of New South Wales  NSWSC 669
Roach and Ors v Page and Ors (No.11)  NSWSC 907
Daniel has continued to practice in international arbitration since being called to the Bar and is a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). He accepts briefs to appear in arbitrations in Australia and other international seats, and has specialist expertise in staying proceedings in favour of arbitration, and the enforcement of arbitration awards in the Courts.
Daniel’s arbitration experience includes:
Advising and appearing as lead counsel in a dispute in excess of US$50 million for a state-owned Asian entity in a dispute with a mining company brought under the SIAC Rules.
Advising and appearing in 2 ICC Arbitrations as junior counsel for a listed Australian oil and gas explorer in claims in excess of $75 million against its joint venture partner.
Appearing as counsel for a technology company in New South Wales applying for a stay of litigation proceedings in favour of AAA arbitration under the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth).
Appearing as counsel in resisting enforcement of a CIETAC award on grounds of public policy in Yang v S&L Consulting  NSWSC 223
Appearing as junior counsel in resisted enforcement proceedings in New South Wales in relation to an LCIA award in Corvetina Technology Limited v Clough Engineering Limited  NSWSC 700
Appearing as counsel for witnesses called to give evidence in relation to an AAA arbitration.
Advising as counsel in relation to the enforceability of an arbitration clause on behalf of a German insurer.
UNCITRAL arbitration involving a dispute over a gas pipeline in waters off Indonesia.
ICC arbitration between an arms manufacturer and a sovereign state concerning the termination of a partially discharged contract. Hearings took place at the Peace Palace, The Hague.
ICC arbitration between a Norwegian Iron and Steel producer and an Australian mining conglomerate concerning the wrongful termination of a supply agreement.
ICC Arbitration a US technologies company and a Saudi Arabian cable manufacturer concerning a telecommunications project in Saudi Arabia.
Advising in relation to the preparation of pleadings by an Irish sub-contractor before the United Nations Compensation Commission.