Christopher Rowden


Christopher is a Principal in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, and a founding member of CDI Lawyers.

0404 096 234

07 3367 7106


Christopher has extensive experience in all forms of commercial dispute resolution, with a particular expertise in large scale adjudication, arbitration and court litigation.

Christopher has been involved in adjudication disputes in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania. Over the past 3 years, Christopher had a key role in the recovery of over $200┬ámillion in one of Australia’s largest ever adjudication disputes concerning the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal in Gladstone.

The Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal dispute also saw Christopher acting in Supreme Court proceedings concerning claims and counterclaims with a value in excess of $400 million, and a series of proceedings for urgent and interlocutory relief, including disputes over $40 million in security.

More recently, Christopher has advised a major Japanese contractor in relation to the $50 billion Ichthys LNG project in Darwin.

He has also acted for a number of regulatory bodies, including the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Board of Architects and Board of Professional Engineers. This included acting in the high profile prosecution of Gerald Shirtcliffe, who engaged in identity theft and posed as an engineer on large Australian and international coal, mining and civil infrastructure projects.

Christopher has a particular interest and expertise in delay and disruption claims, including disputes regarding programming and CPM delay analysis.


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