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Humby, Christopher S.

Christopher S. Humby

Of Counsel*

*Foreign Qualified, Admitted in Australia

Direct Tel: +44 20 7653 2048
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Christopher is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s London office, having joined in 2016.  Christopher’s practice focusses on high value disputes in the construction and engineering sectors in the Middle East.  He was admitted in Australia, and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne, specializing in construction law and dispute resolution.  Christopher previously practiced in the construction departments of top-tier law firms in London and Australia.  He has considerable experience in the conduct of high-value international arbitration and litigation.  Christopher was selected as a “Rising Star” by US legal publication Law360 for 2019 in the area of construction. He was noted by Legal 500 UK 2021 in the practice area International Arbitration.

Represented a Gulf State Entity in relation to a multi-billion dollar, local law governed, ICC arbitration seated in London arising from a major healthcare project.

  • University of Melbourne
  • (Master of Laws (LLM), 2012)
  • University of Adelaide
  • (Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Honours, 2007)
  • Flinders University of South Australia
  • (Bachelor of Justice & Society, 2003)
  • High Court of Australia
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Supreme Courts:
    • Western Australia
    • South Australia
    • Queensland (maintains a Queensland Practising Certificate)
  • Admitted in Australia only (practicing under the direct supervision of a member of The Bar of England and Wales)
  • Legal 500 UK 2021: International Arbitration
  • Law360 Rising Star: Construction, 2019
  • “Construction Arbitration in Saudi Arabia”, Global Arbitration Review, October 2015.
  • “Arbitration in Qatar”, Getting the Deal Through, March 2016.
  • “'Security of Payment Regime to Commence in SA”, South Australian Law Society Bulletin, October 2011.
  • “The Assessment of Damages for Defective Building Work”, Australian Building and Construction Law Bulletin, December 2010.