Year of call: Call 2015 (England and Wales), 2009 (Australia)
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Cameron practices in a range of areas in line with Chambers’ profile. During pupillage, he worked under the supervision of Christopher Harris, Peter de Verneuil Smith and William Edwards. He assisted them and other members of Chambers in a variety of commercial matters in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before commercial and investment arbitration tribunals. He gained experience in the areas of banking, insolvency, professional negligence (principally of solicitors, valuers and auditors) and private international law.

Cameron previously practiced as a commercial litigation solicitor in Australia, and undertook his training at the Melbourne office of Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters).

Cameron has substantial experience with all areas of public international law, with a particular expertise in the law and practice of international courts and tribunals. He obtained an LLM (class I) and a PhD  from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor James Crawford AC SC (now a Judge of the International Court of Justice). An expanded version of his doctoral dissertation was published as a monograph by Cambridge University Press in 2017 under the title Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals. He is also the co-editor of Landmark Cases in Public International Law, which will be published by Hart in early 2018. He has published extensively on other topics within the field, including investment arbitration and the law of the sea.

Whilst at Cambridge, Cameron was also Research Associate to Professor Crawford for four years, in which capacity he provided substantial support for various projects, including the eighth edition of Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (OUP 2012), State Responsibility: The General Part (CUP 2013) and Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International Law (Martinus Nijhoff 2013). He also assisted Professor Crawford in his activities as a practicing international lawyer, and so has experience with proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and investor–state arbitration tribunals.

Cameron has been instructed directly by states, corporations and international organisations to advise on public international law matters. He is very comfortable working alone or as part of a team.


PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd v Independent State of Papua New Guinea, ICSID Case No ARB/33/13 (counsel for claimant)

Raymond Charles Eyre and Montrose Developments (Private) Limited v Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, ICSID Case No ARB/16/25 (counsel for claimant)

Belenergia SA v Italian Republic, ICSID Case No ARB/15/40 (counsel for claimant)

Advised the Republic of Namibia on negotiations with the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the implications in international law of the Herero-Nama genocide of 1904–1908.

Bar Transfer Qualification, BPP Law School (2014)

PhD, University of Cambridge (October 2017)

LLM (first class honours), University of Cambridge (2011)

LLB (first class honours), Monash University (2009)

BA (first class honours), Monash University (2009)

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar (2012–2014)

ESA Trust Studentship (2012–2014)

Foundation Scholar (Jesus College, University of Cambridge) (2011)

Peter Bicknell Memorial Prize for Best Archaeology and Ancient History Honours Dissertation (2006)

Rosemary Cromby Prize for Best Archaeology and Ancient History Honours Essay (2006)

Monash University Faculty of Arts Honours Scholarship (2006)

Monash University Centre for Archaeology and Ancient History Prize for Best Third Year Essay (2005)

Monash University Centre for Archaeology and Ancient History Prize for Best Second Year Essay (2004)

Books

Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Oxford: Hart, forthcoming 2018) (edited with E Bjorge) (http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/landmark-cases-in-public-international-law-9781849467889/)

Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals (Cambridge: CUP, 2017) (https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/provisional-measures-before-international-courts-and-tribunals/AA4D6B5C3D5E7259861E3E472C943F39mile)

Book Chapters

‘Introduction’, in E Bjorge & C Miles (eds), Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Oxford: Hart, forthcoming 2018) (with E Bjorge)

LaGrand (Germany v United States of America)’, in E Bjorge & C Miles (eds), Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Oxford: Hart, forthcoming 2018)

‘Indeterminacy’, in J d’Aspremont & S Singh (eds), Fundamental Concepts for International Law: The Construction of a Discipline (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2018)

‘Four Ways of Thinking about the History of International Law’, in JC Sainz-Borgo et al (eds), Liber Amicorum Gudmundur Eiriksson (Delhi: LexisNexis, 2017) 265 (with J Crawford AC)

‘Articles, 113, 114 and 115’ in A Proelss (ed), The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (Oxford: Hart/Beck/Nomos, 2017) (with D Guilfoyle)

‘The Influence of the ICJ on the Law of Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals’, in M Andenas & E Bjorge (eds), A Farewell to Fragmentation: Reassertion and Convergence in International Law (Cambridge: CUP, 2015) 218

Peer-Reviewed Articles

‘Provisional Measures and the Margin of Appreciation before the International Court of Justice’ (2017) 8 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 1

‘Review Essay: Where the Shadow Falls: Corruption in International Investment Arbitration’ (2016) 17 Journal of World Investment and Trade 489

‘Provisional Measures and the MV Arctic Sunrise’ (2014) 108 American Journal of International Law 271 (with D Guilfoyle)

‘The Franconia Sails On: Revisiting the Intellectual History of the Territorial Sea in the United States, Canada and Australia’ (2014) 13 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 347

‘The Origins of Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals’ (2013) 73 Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 615

‘Corruption, Jurisdiction and Admissibility in International Investment Claims’ (2012) 3 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 329

‘Understanding Australia's New Domestic Arbitration Regime: A Comparison of the Australian State Commercial Arbitration Acts and the New Model Commercial Arbitration Bill’ (2011) 77 Arbitration 7 (with S McComish & S Luttrell)

‘Access and advantage in investor-state arbitration: the law and practice of treaty shopping’ (2010) 3 Journal of World Energy Law and Business 260 (with M Skinner & S Luttrell)

Shorter Articles, Case Notes and Book Reviews

‘Sir Stafford Northcote’s Ode to the Fourth Article: An Insight into the Negotiation of the 1871 Treaty of Washington’ (2015) 4 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 167

‘Book Review: Miles, The Origins of International Investment Law: Empire, Environment and the Safeguarding of Capital (2013)’ (2014) 3 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 1355

‘Book Review: Fassbender and Peters (eds), Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law (2013)’ (2013) 84 British Yearbook of International Law 364

‘Book Review: Tams and Tzanakopoulos (eds), Basic Documents on the Settlement of International Disputes (2012)’ (2014) 3 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 600

‘Book Review: Von Bogdandy and Venzke (eds), International Judicial Lawmaking (2012)’ 2 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 671

‘Book Review: Guilfoyle, Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea (2009), Klein, Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea (2011), Geiß and Petrig, Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea’ (2012) 82 British Yearbook of International Law 520

‘Foreign States before the Supreme Court in 2011’ (2012) 1(2) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 86 (with C Harris)

‘More Than an Empty Gesture: The Reversal of Eisenwerk’ (2012) 77 Arbitration 43 (with N Rudge)

‘Clarification of an Arbitrator's Obligation to Give Reasons under the Australian State Commercial Arbitration Acts: the Emerging Requirement of Proportionality’ (2010) 76 Arbitration 571 (with N Rudge)

Presentations

Provisional Measures and the Protection of the Environment: International Organizations in the Borderlands, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Symposium: Biodiversity, Sustainable Development and the Law, Cambridge, United Kingdom (22 March 2015)

Provisional Measures and the Margin of Appreciation, PluriCourts and Centre Franco-Norvégien en sciences sociales et humaines, Seminar: A Future for the Margin of Appreciation in International Law, Paris, France (10 February 2014)