Tim Donisi

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

Tim has over 15 years' experience in managing and resolving high stakes disputes that arise in a range of commercial contexts and industry sectors, with a focus on energy and resources (particularly oil and gas) disputes. Tim is also experienced in corporate regulatory (ie. ASIC) investigations, complex insurance disputes and climate change enforcement actions.

Tim acts for private and public sector clients in Supreme and Federal Court litigation, arbitrations, parliamentary inquiries, ASIC prosecutions and internal fraud investigations.

Clients appreciate Tim's in-depth knowledge and practical and commercial approach to achieving timely and cost-effective resolutions.

Notable Work
  • AkzoNobel: Acts in misleading and deceptive proceedings concerning coatings used on the USD$37 billion Ichthys LNG Project.
  • Alcoa: Acts on a variety of contentious matters including in relation to large negligence and insurance claims arising from a smelter power outage.
  • Bumi Armada: Acted against Woodside in relation to the termination of an FPSO charter agreement.
  • CITIC Pacific Mining/Sino Iron: Acted against a contractor concerning fraud, overcharging and contract termination relating to the construction of a port.
  • Iluka: Acted against its insurer in a claim for damage to a chartered helicopter.
  • Wright Prospecting: Acted on numerous disputes against Hancock Prospecting, Rio Tinto and others, concerning iron ore royalty entitlements and other claims.
  • ASIC investigations and proceedings: Acts for a variety of corporate clients in a wide range of ASIC investigations and proceedings including insider trading allegations, false trading and market rigging, and continuous disclosure obligations.
  • Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry: Acts for clients responding which has included the Banking Royal Commission, Montara Commission of Inquiry and Parliamentary Inquiry into the cause and extent of lead pollution in the Esperance Area.
  • Acts for clients in respect of allegations of defective emissions reporting made by the Clean Energy Regulator.
  • The State of Western Australia, the Premier and the Attorney-General: Acted on numerous claims brought by Clive Palmer (and entities controlled by him) including defamation, constitutional law and unconscionable conduct proceedings.
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