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Solicitor: 1994 (New South Wales) 2000 (England & Wales)
B.Ec (Soc Sc), University of Sydney
LLB, University of Sydney
Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
Daniel Meltz graduated from the University of Sydney with degrees in Economics and Law in 1993. He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales in December 1994, and as a Solicitor, England and Wales, in April 2000. Daniel was called to the New South Wales Bar in February 2003, and in addition to his arbitration work, has established a broad-based commercial practice encompassing both advisory and trial work. In 2013, he was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Daniel commenced his career at Clayton Utz. He was subsequently appointed a staff attorney with the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Zurich which, under the aegis of Paul Volcker, arbitrated World War II-era claims on unclaimed Swiss bank accounts. Daniel subsequently relocated to London where he spent several years in the International Commercial Arbitration Group at Clifford Chance.
Daniel has continued to practice in international arbitration since being called to the Bar and accepts briefs to appear in arbitrations in Australia and other international seats. He has particular experience in the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors. He also has specialist expertise in staying proceedings in favour of arbitration, and the enforcement of arbitration awards in the Courts.
Daniel’s arbitration experience includes:
Appearing as counsel in enforcement of a CIETAC award resisted on public policy grounds in Liaoning Zhongwang Group Co Ltd v Alfield Group Pty Ltd  FCA 1223
Appearing as counsel in proceedings under the International Arbitration Act 1974(Cth) related to emergency arbitrator orders in a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitration in Kaspersky Lab UK Ltd (“Kaspersky”) v Hemisphere Technologies Pty Ltd (“Hemisphere”)  NSWSC 1476
Advising, together with a London-based Queen’s Counsel, a South Pacific national petroleum authority in a pending ICC oil and gas arbitration pertaining to a Project Sharing Contract
Advising and appearing as counsel in an UNCITRAL Arbitration between a Singaporean-listed company and a US aerospace company in a dispute concerning a spacecraft.
Advising and appearing as counsel in a dispute in excess of USD120 million for a Fortune 500 state-owned Asian entity in a dispute with an Australian mining company brought under the SIAC Rules with Singapore seat.
Advising and appearing in 2 ICC Arbitrations as counsel for a listed Australian oil and gas explorer in claims in excess of $75 million against its joint venture partner in the South Pacific.
Advising and appearing as counsel for a technology company in New South Wales applying for a stay of litigation proceedings in favour of AAA arbitration in a South Pacific Seat 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 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.
Counsel in an 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 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 as solicitor.
ICC Arbitration a US technologies company and a Saudi Arabian cable manufacturer concerning a telecommunications project in Saudi Arabia as solicitor.
Advising in relation to the preparation of pleadings by an Irish contractor before the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) as solicitor.
Professional Appointments and memberships
Asian Development Bank
Expert Commercial Arbitration Consultant on Promotion of International Arbitration Reform for Better Investment Climate in the South Pacific
University of Technology, Sydney
Adjunct Professor 2015-2017
University of New South Wales
Adjunct Lecturer, International Commercial Arbitration LLM (2005 – 2009)
Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA)
Founding Member and Board Member (until 2010)
Country Rapporteur for Australia – ITA Board of Reporters (2003 – 2011)