Daniel Allman

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

T:+61 2 9330 8183
T:+61 2 9330 8183
Daniel Allman

Daniel Allman



Daniel Allman is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Sydney.

Daniel specialises in cross-border dispute resolution. He has represented clients in international commercial and investment arbitration, and has experience in energy, finance, and infrastructure, among other industries. His domestic litigation practice has involved disputes with transnational implications as well as general commercial litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Daniel was an associate in the international arbitration practice of a global law firm in New York. He focused on international commercial arbitration arising out of projects in Latin America and investment treaty arbitration related to conflict in Eastern Europe. Daniel also worked as a consultant to a United Nations agency in relation to business and human rights issues in Southeast Asia, and as a solicitor at another international law firm in Australia and on secondment in China.

Daniel is presently registered as an attorney in New York and also practises as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia.

Professional experience

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  • LLM (James Kent Scholar), Columbia Law School (2016)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne (2011)
  • BA (French major), University of Melbourne (2011)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, (2011)
  • High Court of Australia, (2011)
  • Solicitor, qualified in New South Wales, (2020)
  • New York, (2017)
  • American company - in Jakarta-seated arbitration under BANI rules against Asian energy company arising from exploration campaign in Indonesia.
  • Canadian company - in ICDR arbitration under UNCITRAL rules arising from construction of a open-pit mining project in Argentina and Chile.
  • Subsidiary of Chinese state-owned enterprise - in ICC arbitration against American contractors in dispute arising from the design and construction of a  copper mine in Peru.
  • Korean engineering and construction company - in ICC arbitration against another Korean company and its Latin American subsidiaries, related to a power generation project in Uruguay.
  • Korean company - in successful lifting of a temporary restraining order in US federal court seeking to enjoin international arbitration seated in New York, related to the construction of a power plant in Latin America.
  • Ukrainian state-owned companies - in investment treaty arbitration against the Russian Federation arising from Russia's annexation of Crimea.
  • American public entity - in insurance arbitration related to property damage, business interruption, and other loss arising from a natural disaster.
  • Global labour unions - in world's first international business and human rights arbitration against leading fashion brands under the Bangladesh Accord.
  • 'Why President Biden could put the TPP back on the table', Australian Financial Review (January 2021).
  • Joint author of 'Doing business (but not business as usual) in a global pandemic', International Arbitration Report (June 2020).
  • Joint author of 'Crimea: the importance of investor-state arbitration', The Law Society Gazette (May 2019).
  • 'Three things you didn't know about elections Down Under', The Hill (May 2019).
  • 'Australians deserve an economic debate of substance, not dogma', Crikey (April 2019).
  • Joint author of 'Can India emulate China in attracting and benefitting from FDI?', Columbia FDI Perspectives (February 2016).
  • Joint author of 'Unconventional opinions: the backlash against TTIP, TPP and investment arbitration', King & Wood Mallesons (February 2014).
  • 'Australian courts adopting pro-arbitration stance', King & Wood Mallesons (February 2014).
  • Joint author of 'New HKIAC rules come into effect', King & Wood Mallesons (November 2013).
  • Joint author of 'English Court of Appeal promotes arbitration ... by setting aside arbitral award', King & Wood Mallesons (May 2013).
  • Joint author of 'IBA Guidelines on party representation in international arbitration', King & Wood Mallesons (May 2013).
  • Joint author of 'Foreign award enforceable against company in liquidation', King & Wood Mallesons (May 2013).
  • 'Freedom of expression curtailed for "unacceptable behaviour"', Rights Agenda (February 2012).
  • 'State's obligation to establish an independent anti-corruption body', Rights Agenda (May 2011).
  • 'Manipulating distribution through trade', paper delivered at Salzburg Global Seminar, Washington DC (February 2016).
  • French
  • English