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Reuben Cher

Profile and Expertise

Reuben has extensive corporate legal experience working across top-tier international UK and Australian law firms, as well as acting as an in-house counsel for both private and publicly listed companies. He has also served as a consultant for multi-national corporates in the general commercial, energy, infrastructure and Defence sectors throughout Asia, Australia and in other Commonwealth jurisdictions.


• Assisted a Japanese conglomerate with Australian privacy advice and drafted related documentation.
• Assisted a Japanese multinational conglomerate with Australian corporations law matters.
• Advised a Japanese energy company on potential defect claims and prepared a red flags due diligence report.
• Prepared a comprehensive advice memo for a Japanese conglomerate on liquidated damages and contracting with foreign entities under the UK jurisdiction.
• Assisted largest Australian infrastructure company with multiple construction disputes and claims around latent defects.
• Assisted international oil and gas company in arbitration hearings and engaged in second level document review.
• Prepared advice memos for Australian local and state governments around construction enquiries and disputes.
• Assisted a large international infrastructure company with expert determinations in connection with LNG, renewable energy, petrochemical and midstream projects.
• Provided regulatory advice to an international construction company on a series of complex commercial issues.
• Conducted corporate legal training workshops for SMEs.
• Acted for a large financial institution during the Financial Services Royal Commission, assisting with witness statement preparation and responses to notices from the Commission.
• Assisted an international oil and gas company during arbitration hearings concerning defects to pipeline cathodic protection.
• Acted for the Queensland government on an inquiry concerning the deployment of train carriages.
• Provided regulatory advice to an Australian renewable energy company and drafted comprehensive obligations register post financial close.
• Assisted an Australian mining company with implementing export review control and compliance procedures for the export of yellow cake uranium products.
• Drafted solar farm connection agreements for a British energy company.
• Reviewed EPC and O&M contracts for a French investment fund and advised on defect claims and contractual entitlements for their project in Vietnam.
• Drafted a project contract handbook and joint venture agreements for a large Australian infrastructure company in connection with their infrastructure project in New Zealand.
• Drafted a project services agreement for an investment fund on an Australian oil refinery project.
• Prepared project documentation for an Australian airport corporation.


2018: Graduated from Bond University Law School
2018: Completed Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law
2018: Commenced employment at Ashurst LLP
2018: Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia
2019: Commenced employment with McCullough Robertson Lawyers
2020: Attained Unrestricted Practicing Certificate
2020: Seconded to multinational defence automotive manufacturer
2020: Commenced employment with defence automotive manufacturer
2022: Appointed as General Counsel at an Australian renewable energy company
2022: Commenced employment at One Asia Lawyers

Presentations & Publications

No Room for Omission: Calling on Bank Guarantees, May 2018

Defects in Infrastructure (Ashurst, July 2016)
Contract Law and ASDEFCON Fundamentals (McCullough Robertson Lawyers, 27 – 28 January 2020)
Subcontracting Workshop (Multinational Defence Automotive Manufacturer (October 2020)

Bar Qualifications

Queensland Law Society


English, Russian, Mandarin Chinese