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Hord, Brendan

Brendan Hord


*Foreign Qualified, Admitted in Australia

Direct Tel: +44 20 (0) 7653 2293, Direct Fax: +44 20 7653 2100
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Brendan Hord is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. He joined the firm in 2021. His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration and commercial litigation. Brendan was admitted as a solicitor in Australia in 2019.

Prior to joining the firm, Brendan clerked for a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and worked as a solicitor at a leading international law firm in Sydney. He graduated with a JD from the University of Sydney ranked second in his class. He was awarded a scholarship to undertake an LLM at the University of Cambridge, which he completed with First Class Honours.

  • University of Cambridge
    (LL.M., First Class Honours, 2021)
  • University of Sydney
    (J.D., Equivalent First Class Honours, 2017)
    • 2nd Place in Class
    • Sydney Law Review:
      •  Student Editor
  • University of Sydney
    (Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, 2013)
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia
  • Admitted in Australia only (practising under the direct supervision of a member of the bar of England and Wales)
  • Judicial Clerk (Associate) to the Honorable Justice Kathleen Farrell:
    • Federal Court of Australia, 2018
  • Brendan Hord, ‘Murphy v Electoral Commissioner: Between Severance and a Hard Place’ (2017) 39(3) Sydney Law Review 395
  • John Colvin & Brendan Hord, ‘Criminal Director Liability: A Bridge Now Too Far?’ (2020) 35(2) Australian Journal of Corporate Law 187
  • Leon Chung, Guillermo Garcia-Perrote & Brendan Hord, ‘Preliminary Discovery in International Arbitration: An Australian Perspective’ (2020) Kluwer Arbitration Blog