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Martin Scott QC

Bar roll 1992 Silk 2011
  • Commercial Law
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Martin Scott QC principally appears in superior courts of record and large commercial arbitrations (including international and expedited arbitrations)

Martin's expertise includes general commercial law, corporations and securities, managed investment schemes and engineering and construction disputes. A significant part of his practice involves related legal advice, both tactical and strategic. He has practised as an advocate for over 20 years. 

Recent arbitrations include infrastructure, electricity generation, mining and oil and gas production, contracts of affreightment, trade and commodities. Details are available on request. 

Martin is a former law tutor and has presented at seminars on Part V of the Trade Practices Act, equitable remedies and on the Corporations Act. He is also the updating author of the "Receivers" chapter of Butterworths' Victorian "Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings".

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 23 Room 5

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Private International Law



Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws

Master of Laws

Fellow - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators



Entitled to practise in

State Supreme Courts

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Equuscorp Pty Ltd v. Acehand Pty Ltd [2010] VSC 89- contractual dispute, appearing for creditor

Strong Wise Ltd v. Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 240; 267 ALR 249- admiralty claims, limitation of liability convention, appearing for vessel owners

JACA Nominees Pty Ltd v. Waldarra Pty Ltd [2010] VSC 546- contractual dispute

3143 Victoria Street Doncaster Pty Ltd v. Retirement Services Australia (RSA) Ltd [2010] VSC 317 & [2012] VSCA 134 - contractual dispute

Skilled Group Ltd v. CSR Viridian Pty Ltd [2012] VSC 290- contractual dispute

BUPA v. Shaw [2013] VSC 507- contractual dispute

CMA CGM v. The Ship Chou Shan [2014] FCA 74, [2014] FCAFC 90- admiralty, collision in Chinese EEZ

Commonwealth of Australia v. Shenzhen Energy Transport Co Ltd [2015] FCAFC 116- ship grounding, limitation of liability convention 

Commercial Arbitrations

Recent major arbitrations ($50M+) include:

Toll road infrastructure arbitration (2008), appearing for State interests;

Electricity generation (wind farm) (2008), appearing for constructing contractor;

3 Iron ore mining and supply contract dispute arbitrations (2010), appearing for People's Republic of China incorporated steel mill purchaser and trading companies;

Oil and gas production, FPSO charter dispute (2011) appearing for Singaporean incorporated owner/facility operator.

Gas fired power station contract and misleading and deceptive conduct dispute (2011 & 2012) appearing for owner.

Series of trade arbitrations (2013)

Agribusiness sale arbitration (2015)



Chair - Victorian Bar International Arbitration Committee

Co-Chair - Victorian Bar Commercial Bar Association - Arbitration & ADR