New York UniversityMaster of Laws (2016)
Cambridge UniversityMPhil in International Relations and Politics (2015)
Harvard Law SchoolNegotiation Program and Visiting Scholar (2008)
Monash University)BComm/LLB (Hons), Dip Arts (2007)
Barrister (8th Floor Wentworth Chambers)
Mediation and ADR
Clayton Utz – Senior Associate
Chalk & Fitzgerald – Senior Lawyer
Allens Linklaters – Lawyer
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.
In 2021 Adam won the Australian Lawyers Weekly Barrister of the Year award. He was a finalist in the same awards in 2020. 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 several international ADR bodies in Australia and overseas.