Emily Habershon is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who practices in litigation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution procedures. She has acted for 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 a particular interest in environmental law and is currently completing a master's degree in environmental management. She recently served a secondment with the compliance team at a major international resources company.
Emily has acted in numerous large, complex disputes before the Supreme Court of Queensland, including most recently in proceedings concerning the construction of a major LNG (liquefied natural gas) project. Prior to joining Jones Day, she acted in a number of disputes including Supreme Court proceedings related to the construction of an underground coal mine; a Supreme Court application for a large Australian energy company in relation to a dispute arising under a long-term gas supply agreement; Supreme Court proceedings for an Australian developer pursuing claims against subcontractors; pre-arbitral negotiations for a major Australian energy company in relation to a price review under a long-term gas supply agreement; and 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)