Justin Hogan-Doran SC was appointed Senior Counsel in 2020 after 16 years at the NSW and Australian Bar.
Justin is regularly briefed by Australian and International firms and institutions especially in cross-border litigation and arbitration, including Investor-State claims, Shipping and Transport, Infrastructure and international enforcement action. He also acts in complex class action disputes for Australian and international litigation funders. He is also instructed by the Australian Government Solicitor for the Commonwealth of Australia in complex commercial litigation involving the Commonwealth.
In the past 2 years, Justin has acted and is acting:
- As counsel for international investors seeking to enforce over US$6 Billion in ICSID Awards against the Kingdom of Spain (including cases currently before the Federal Court, the Full Federal Court and the High Court of Australia – see Kingdom of Spain v Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.à.r.l.  FCAFC 3 and  FCAFC 112) and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan;
- As counsel for international hedge fund investors seeking to enforce an UNCITRAL Award against the Republic of India (currently before the Federal Court);
- As counsel for litigation-funded group members in the Supreme Court of NSW and NSW Court of Appeal against Scenic Tours (Moore v Scenic Tours Pty Ltd (No.4)  NSWSC 270, now on appeal to NSW Court of Appeal)
- As counsel for the Commonwealth of Australia, in the first ever Barnes v Addy claim against the Commonwealth, brought by a litigation funded entity (currently before the Commercial List of the Supreme Court of NSW);
- As advisor to a P&I Club in connection with the total loss of the ship, cargo and crew of the MV Gulf Livestock I in the East China Sea, involving claims under Australian, New Zealand and Philippines law;
- As advisor to a marine salvage company in connection with the recent rescue and salvage of the MV Portland Bay off the East coast of Australia;
- As counsel for the owners in an international arbitration in Sydney concerning faulty design of a commercial fishing vessel (under the ACICA Rules)
He has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading or recommended counsel in three specialist practice areas – Transport (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Construction (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and Arbitration (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). He has been recognised since 2009 in Best Lawyers® in Australia in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Shipping & Maritime, and was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Shipping and Maritime 2019’.
Justin also regularly appears in arbitrations in Australia and sits as an arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (FACICA).
Justin acts as a mediator on request in specialist and commercial disputes.
Justin was a Councillor and the Treasurer of the NSW Bar Association in 2015.
Prior to the Bar, Justin worked as a Banking & Finance Solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King + Wood Mallesons). He was also a Management Consultant in the Financial Practice area of the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney. His extensive experience in business and finance makes him one of the most commercially minded counsel at the Australian Bar.
Justin is a long-time lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School in Litigation, Equity, Private International Law and Transnational Commercial Litigation (at Humboldt University, Berlin). He was the 1998-2000 Menzies Scholar to Oxford University (BCL/MPhil), where he won the John Morris Prize for Private International Law. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Sydney. In 1996, he was an associate to His Excellency Sir Ninian Stephen at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
Justin is a former officer in the Australian Army. He commenced his military career as a Commando with the 1st Commando Regiment, and was later a Captain in the Australian Army Legal Corps, with postings to the Military Law Centre and HQ Special Operations.