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Chris Lockwood



Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Office Telephone: +61 (0)3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0)3 8601 4555

Direct Dial (Melbourne): +61 (0)3 8601 4508

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Chris specialises in multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration arising out of international trade, commodity and derivative transactions as well as shipping.

He advises trading houses, producers, shipowners, charterers, banks and insurers on all aspects of their trading activities including, sale and purchase, freight and transportation. He also advises clients in relation to commercial disputes relating to commodities, including oil, gas, mineral ore and coal as well as soft commodities such as grain, rice and sugar.

Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a former director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), and a Member of the LCIA, a Member of the Resolution Institute, Australia and a Supporting Member of the LMAA. He has experience in conducting claims before a number of institutions including GTA, LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA, ICC, LCIA, CIETAC and under UNCITRAL rules and ad hoc arbitrations.

Chris is a registered foreign lawyer in Australia and qualified to practice in Hong Kong, England and Wales and, as HFW Shanghai office head, opened the firm's office in China in 1999.


Known as one of the world's most liveable cities Melbourne is a hub for industry with many global and national companies calling the city home.

Leading companies in the construction, commodities, energy, insurance and shipping sectors base their Australian headquarters in the city and HFW is centrally positioned, providing full legal support to our clients.

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