Georgia Quick is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution group in Sydney.
Georgia specialises in dispute resolution and risk management in
the areas of energy, construction and major projects and is joint
head of the Australian international arbitration practice.
Prior to working at Ashurst, Georgia worked for the UK's premier
construction law firm, for 7 years (returning in 2005) practising
primarily in international arbitration for energy clients. As
well as gaining an in-depth knowledge of the conventional power
industry, she has gained a unique knowledge of the uranium &
nuclear power industry and attended the School of Nuclear Law in
Georgia has been involved in disputes involving numerous
jurisdictions including England, Europe (Spain, Italy, the
Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Russia), Nigeria, India,
Philippines, and Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in
ICC, LCIA and ad hoc international arbitrations in respect of
FPSOs, power plants, offshore platforms, water treatment plants,
material handling facilities, educational and commercial
developments, land excavation and reclamation, rolling stock and
airport facilities. Georgia has also been involved in a
number of high profile construction and infrastructure matters in
the NSW Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.
Her work predominantly involves the construction of key contractual
provisions such as liquidated damages, extensions of time,
performance testing, termination, payment procedures, variations,
defects and design responsibility.
Georgia also regularly advises in respect of dispute resolution
clauses and provides strategic advice in relation to cross border
dispute resolution and investor - state arbitrations. She
also frequently presents on the subject of international
arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. She is a
Director of AMPLA (the Resources & Energy Law Association), a
Director of ACICA and a Fellow and Councillor of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators. She has completed a Diploma in
International Commercial Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators' award writing exam.
Georgia is known for being balanced, commercially-focused and
persuasive. She values clear communication and effective
teamwork in resolving disputes.
- Australian National University (Bachelor of Economics)
- Australian National University (Bachelor of Laws)
- International School of Nuclear law
- University of NSW/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Diploma in
International Commercial Arbitration)
- Partner since 2008