Emily Habershon is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who practices in litigation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution procedures. She has acted for large national and international corporations, government departments, and not-for-profit organizations, with a focus on construction disputes and disputes in the energy and resources sectors.
Emily has acted in a number of large-scale, high-value disputes, including most recently for the head contractor on an LNG project in one of the largest matters currently before the Supreme Court of Queensland. Prior to joining Jones Day, she acted for an Australian subsidiary of a global resources company in Supreme Court proceedings arising under a subcontract for the construction of an underground coal mine; a large Australian energy company in relation to a dispute arising under a long-term gas supply agreement; an Australian developer pursuing claims against subcontractors in connection with the design and construction of an underground water treatment and storage plant; a major Australian energy company in price review negotiations under a long-term gas supply agreement; and an international subsidiary of an Australian chemical manufacturing company in arbitral proceedings in London conducted under the London Maritime Arbitration Association Terms. Emily also has assisted clients with disputes arising under the Queensland Government Information Technology Contracting (GITC) framework (now QITC framework).
Emily was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Peter Lyons of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2012.
- Australian National University, Canberra (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2012); University of Queensland, Brisbane (Bachelor of Laws Hons. and Bachelor of Commerce [Finance major] 2011); Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany (International and Comparative Business Law Program, 2008)
- Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia
- Judge's Associate, Supreme Court of Queensland (2012)