Adam Butt

  • Admitted as Australian Legal Practitioner: 2008
  • Admitted as a Barrister in New South Wales: 2017
  • Admitted as an Attorney in New York: 2017
  • Australian National Mediation Accreditation: 2010
  • Contact

    T: +61 2 8231 5935

    Email: adambutt@8wentworth.com.au

  • Admitted as Australian Legal Practitioner: 2008
  • Admitted as a Barrister in New South Wales: 2017
  • Admitted as an Attorney in New York: 2017
  • Australian National Mediation Accreditation: 2010
  • New York University

    Master of Laws (2016)
  • Cambridge University

    MPhil in International Relations and Politics (2015)
  • Harvard Law School

    Negotiation Program and Visiting Scholar (2008)
  • Monash University)

    BComm/LLB (Hons), Dip Arts (2007)
  • 2017-21

    Barrister (8th Floor Wentworth Chambers)

  • 2010-14; 2017

    Mediation and ADR

  • 2012-13

    Clayton Utz – Senior Associate

  • 2010-12

    Chalk & Fitzgerald – Senior Lawyer

  • 2007-10

    Allens Linklaters – Lawyer

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Appellate

    Commercial law

    Contracts

    Corporations

    Human Rights

    International Law

    Public / Administrative Law

    Adam Butt is an Australian Barrister based in Sydney who specializes in international arbitration, commercial litigation and human rights law. Prior to joining the New South Wales Bar he practiced as a solicitor at Allens Linklaters and as a senior associate in the international arbitration team at Clayton Utz. Adam has acted on numerous international investment and commercial arbitrations with seats in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and the Caribbean, including several matters as assistant to Hon James Spigelman AC.

    Adam has won major native title and Aboriginal land claim disputes across Australia. He also acts on complex commercial cases and regularly leads teams in Federal and Supreme Court, in cases both for and against the Crown.

    Adam has postgraduate degrees in law and politics from New York University and Cambridge where he topped several subjects and been a visiting scholar in negotiation at Harvard. He is also admitted as an attorney in New York. Previously he worked with the judges at the ICTY in The Hague, on the trial of Slobodan Milošević.

    Adam has published and presented in Australia and overseas on ADR, expert evidence and civil procedure, and been a board member of international ADR bodies in Australia and overseas. In 2020 and 2021, he has been a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly Barrister of the Year awards.

    Adam Butt