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Lundberg, Michael

Michael Lundberg

Partner

  Biography

Michael Lundberg is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Perth office. He has worked as a litigator for nearly 25 years. Before joining the firm, Michael was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques) and was with that firm for almost 18 years, having roles as Partner in Charge of the Perth office and head of the Perth Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to that, Michael worked with the Crown Solicitor’s Office in Western Australia for 7 years.

Michael has acted for clients in a broad range of dynamic sectors, and appeared as counsel in many courts, arbitral bodies and tribunals over the years. He has acted for and advised clients in contractual disputes in the energy and resources sector, joint venture disputes, changes of control and pre-emptive rights disputes, mining royalty claims, claims in the building and construction sector, director and shareholder rights, regulatory investigations, defamation claims and intellectual property matters.

Michael regularly handles medium and large scale disputes in: the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia; international and domestic arbitral proceedings (under the ICC Rules, LCIA Rules, SIAC Rules and GAFTA Rules, among others); and expert determinations.

Michael has been recognised as a leading Australian litigator in the areas of Litigation, International Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Malpractice Litigation and Commercial Law.

  Representative Clients

  • Oil Search Limited
  • Quadrant Energy Group
  • Perron Group
  • BGC Australia
  • South32 Limited
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited
  • KKR & Co LLP

  Notable Representations

  • Acted in an ICC international arbitration in London in relation to a change of control and pre-emptive right joint venture dispute in the oil and gas sector.
  • Acted for a minority participant in an LCIA international arbitration in London defending payment claims made by the operator of a JOA concerning drilling operations off-shore in Libya.
  • Acted for a major construction company in various payment claims, arbitral proceedings in Singapore, and disputes in the Supreme Court of Western Australia concerning civil and mining projects in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and New South Wales.
  • Acted in Supreme Court of Western Australia proceeding on a dispute for BHP Limited/South32 Limited concerning a long term gas supply agreement and force majeure issues.
  • Acted in Supreme Court of WA proceedings concerning high value iron ore royalty claims and related High Court proceedings.
  • Acted for a resources company in the iron ore and coal sector in joint venture disputes in the Supreme Court of WA and the Supreme Court of Queensland, including successfully defending the validity of dispute resolution clauses in JVA.
  • Acting in high value grain disputes before the GAFTA Tribunal in London.
  • Acted in a Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of WA proceeding in successfully defending injunction and declaration proceedings in connection with the Crown Towers Resort Project in Western Australia.
  • Acted in a Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of WA proceeding on a high value leasing dispute concerning major building in Perth CBD.
  • Acted for international bank in expedited expert determination proceedings arising from the sale of an Australian bank.
  • Acted in Supreme Court of WA proceedings concerning under-insurance issues on rail tunnel construction project under Pert CBD.
  • Advised client in relation to dispute concerning nickel tailing project in Western Australia.
  • Acted in third-party funded patent license enforcement proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Ericsson.
  • Acted for various clients in undertaking the litigation aspects of schemes of arrangement under the Corporations Act as solicitor and lead counsel, including the Foodland acquisition by Metcash and Woolworths, the HBOS acquisition of BankWest, the ARC Energy acquisition by AWE (and spin-off of Buru Energy, the amalgamation scheme involving Andean Resources, the BHP acquisition of United Minerals, the Nomura Research Institute acquisition of ASG Group Limited, and the Teranga Gold acquisition of Gryphon Minerals.
  • Acted in Supreme Court of WA proceedings pursuing fiduciary duty claims, contractual claims and freezing orders against various parties.
  • Acting for clients in defending defamation proceedings.

  Education

  • University of Western Australia
  • (LL.B., Hons, 1993)

  • University of Western Australia
  • (B.Comm, 1991)

  Admissions

Western Australia; High Court and Federal Court of Australia; New South Wales

  Prior Associations

  • King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques):
    • Partner, 2005-2017
    • Solicitor/Senior Advocate, 2000-2004

  • Crown Solicitor’s Office, Western Australia:
    • 1994-2000

  Awards

  • Michael has been recognised as a leading Australian litigator in the areas of Litigation, International Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Malpractice Litigation and Commercial Law.
  • Doyle’s Guide 2017 and 2018: Western Australia – “Preeminent” in Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution.
  • Doyle's Guide 2017: Australia – "Leading" in Arbitration.
  • Doyle's Guide 2017: Australia – "Recommended" in Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution.
  • Best Lawyers 2017 and 2018 recommended in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, International Arbitration, Litigation, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Professional Malpractice Litigation.
  • Ranked by Legal 500 Dispute Resolution - Notable.

Professional Activities

  • Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Law Society of Western Australia