Ms Tamieka N Spencer Bruce

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Tamieka practises in commercial and public law.  She has particular expertise in international arbitration and the resolution of complex commercial disputes, particularly in the banking & finance and energy & resources sectors.

Before coming to the Bar, Tamieka practised as an attorney with Milbank in New York (2007-2010) where she acted in international arbitration, white-collar defence, post-M&A and securities litigation matters and as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London (2003-2006).  

Tamieka holds a Master of Laws from Harvard and a first class honours degree from Monash Law School.  She was an orallist for the Monash team that won the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition (the world’s largest private international law moot), and taught the Harvard Vis Moot team from 2006-2010. 

Her recent major matters include:

ACCC v Yazaki Corp & Anor [2014] FCA (pending) (cartel conduct, extraterritorial application of the Competition & Consumer Act) (led by M Collins QC & M Borsky)

ACCC v Yazaki Corp & Anor [2014] FCA 1316 (discovery, legal professional privilege) (led by M Collins QC)

• UNCITRAL Arbitration re base pricing provision of coal mining contract (Singapore) (contract pricing review) (led by A Archibald QC & D Batt SC)

Bank of Western Australia Ltd v Abdul & Anor [2012] VSC 222 (undue influence, unconscionable conduct)

Georges v Seaborn International Pty Ltd (2012) 206 FCR 408 (tracing, agency, contract) (led by I Martindale SC & P Vout)

• UNCITRAL Arbitration re base pricing provision of coal mining contract (Singapore) (arbitral jurisdiction, operation of multi-tier dispute resolution provisions, contract pricing review) (led by A Archibald QC and D Batt SC)

Georges v Seaborn Intl. (Trustee), In re Sonray Capital Markets Pty Ltd (in liq) [2012] FCA 75 (tracing, deficient mixed trust funds, liquidators remuneration) (led by I Martindale QC & P Vout)

Lakes Oil NL & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd [2012] VSC (settled) (preliminary discovery) (led by D Batt SC)

• UNCITRAL Arbitration re pricing escalation provisions of coal mining contract, (Singapore) (led by M Thompson SC and D Batt SC)

Cherry & Anor v Siger Super Services & Ors [2011] VSC (settled) (professional negligence, authorised representatives under Corporations Act, meaning of general financial product advice) (with O Bigos)

Publications

"A Choice of Public Law? Resolving the International Arbitrator's Dilemma" (2009) 20 American Review of International Arbitration 97

"Talking About Social Responsibility: Liability for Misleading and Deceptive Statements in Corporate Codes of Conduct" (2003) Monash University Law Review 297

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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  • Admitted to Practice
    11 July 2003
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    18 November 2010
  • Qualifications
    LLM (Harv), LLB(Hons), BBus(Mgt)

Areas of Speciality

  • Arbitration & ADR
  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition & Consumer Law
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Insolvency Law
  • International Law
  • Public Law