Brendan has a broad practice covering all aspects of public international law and commercial arbitration. He has advised states, NGOs and private entities on a wide range of issues, including territorial sovereignty and land boundaries, maritime delimitation and the law of the sea, international environmental law, international investment protection, immunities, sanctions, the law of treaties, human rights, refugee law, and international cultural heritage law. He also has experience in contentious commercial matters. Brendan has acted in cases before a variety of international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the UN Committee Against Torture, and the East African Court of Justice. He has also acted in cases before national courts, including the UK Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.
He was previously an academic research panelist at Blackstone Chambers (2015–2021), where he assisted on questions concerning human rights and refugee law, media law, privacy and data protection, and he has practised at major law firms in Sydney and London. He has also held research fellowships at a number of institutions, including the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Brendan is co-author of Evidence before the International Justice (2009, BIICL), and author of Effectiveness and the Adjudication of Territorial Disputes (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He teaches international law and contract law at the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on all aspects of public international law at universities around the world.Privacy notice