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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 (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 Meltz is one of Australia’s leading international arbitration practitioners with over 20 years of experience in international commercial arbitration having practiced in the field in Sydney, London and Zurich. Mr Meltz regularly appears as counsel in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in Australia and overseas as well as sitting as arbitrator internationally and domestically. Mr Meltz is recognized for his expertise in international arbitration in Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers.
Mr Meltz has had particular experience as counsel in the oil & gas, mining, construction, commercial, and military sectors both in the South Pacific and wider Asia-Pacific region. Mr Meltz has appeared in a number of leading Australian enforcement cases before the courts. He also has expertise advising on sovereign state immunity issues, particularly in relation to state-owned entities.
Mr Meltz currently holds an appointment with the Asian Development Bank, together with Mr Gary Born, as an arbitration expert advising a number of South Pacific states on accession to the New York Convention and drafting national legislation.
Mr Meltz is a founding member and former long-time board member of Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration.
For further information about Daniel Meltz, please also see his International Arbitration CV.