Roderick Cordara has a broad commercial and public law practice in line with chambers profile,
He has over 30 years’ experience in international commercial arbitration and litigation, in which he acts both as counsel and arbitrator. He has a similarly long experience of insurance & reinsurance disputes, including issues of insurance market regulation.
He has particular expertise in international disputes in the shipping, oil & gas, and energy production sectors. He has acted in oil & gas disputes in relation to fields in Central Asia, India, the Far East, and the North Sea. He has recently completed the first ICC arbitration to be held in Africa (Tanzania) which related to a power generation dispute.
He also has long experience in international shipbuilding disputes, both in arbitration and the Courts.
He has appeared in the supreme Courts of the UK, Australia, and the European Community (ECJ).
His other areas of expertise include: insurance & reinsurance disputes, financial market regulation, UK administrative law and judicial review, telecommunications regulation & taxation, and financial services regulation media work, and European law issues in particular in relation to taxation, He also advises on all aspects of indirect tax law in Europe, Asia and Australia.
His particular focus is on advocacy in front of arbitral tribunals and the courts, particularly in cases where cross-examination may be critical.
‘a real star’
‘his courtroom presence remains one of his key strengths’
‘he is absolutely second to none in front of the tribunal’
He lectures on public law issues in both Europe and Australia. He has chambers in both London and Sydney, and is a advisory member of the Australian Government's Indirect Tax Rulings Panel.