Public and Private International Law
We have a large group of members practising in several areas of international law. Members at Matrix have excellent reputations, acting in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the criminal courts and tribunals established for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Cambodia and East Timor. To find out more about our arbitration experience, please see our dedicated page.
We have expertise in advising on issues in commercial contractual disputes involving jurisdiction or choice of law. We have acted for individuals, governments and corporations in claims involving human rights, employment, insurance and consumer disputes.
Our specialist areas include rules governing international trade, land and maritime boundary disputes, natural resources, environmental protection, climate change and international human rights. We have worked for international organisations and our members have represented states in the ICJ and ICC. We were involved in the Australia v Japan, ICJ Reports 2014, p. 226 litigation in the ICJ, concerning Japan’s whaling activities in the Pacific Ocean. We also acted in Georgia v Russia, ICJ Reports 2011, p.70 before the ICJ and in the recent maritime and territorial boundary dispute Croatia v Slovenia. Three Matrix members have been involved in the cases involving Al-Gaddafi and Al-Senussi. We have specialists in international commercial arbitration and who led the team advising on three investment treaty claims against the Government of Belize, arising out of the nationalisation of the telecoms provider, Belize Telemedia Ltd.
We also acted for Croatia before the ICJ in Croatia v Serbia ICJ, 3 February 2015, a case concerning the Genocide Convention.
See former member Prof. James Crawford AC SC discuss his role in the Whaling case between Australia and Japan in the International Court of Justice in his Matrix International interview. Michelle Butler discusses the types of disputes that arise from post-conflict situations and some of the cases she has worked on. Tamara Jaber discusses the State responsibility to protect.