Mr Robin Chambers is the co-founder of Chambers & Company and has been the Senior Partner since its establishment in 1984. He has served as Chadbourne & Parke’s Special Counsel – China since 2003 and spends approximately half of each year working in China. He was formerly General Counsel of CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto Limited) for 14 years and lead lawyer on major mining projects in Australia involving billions of dollars of equity investment and export sales contracts. His practice primarily involves acting as the lead lawyer on international projects, with particular focus on China.
Mr Chambers has advised a number of major Chinese State Owned Enterprises on their investments in Australia over a 28 year period. He has also advised the United States, European and Australian corporations on a range of projects in China. He has leading edge experience on the negotiation of documentation of numerous joint ventures in Australia and overseas, together with project management experience coordinating the participation of numerous interested parties at all stages and the project financing of major projects by international banking syndicates. His involvement extends to projects in more than 30 countries.
He received a citation in the Australian Queen’s Birthday Honour List 2012 as an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. for distinguished service to Australia-China relations, particularly in the promotion of trade and investment relationships.