Keely Liddle

Senior Associate

Keely has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration matters in the construction, oil & gas, maritime and financial products sectors.


Representative matters

A multinational oil and gas company on a series of international arbitrations arising from the construction of an onshore LNG plant and related offshore facilities totalling a combined value of USD5 bn. This include an offshore dredging contract, delays and defects, fabrication works, ground conditions and alleged changes in specifications. The advice also relates to defects in design and other non-conforming and defective works.

An Indonesian energy company, in relation to advice on its outstanding obligations arising from the company's past participating interest in an offshore oil field block in Australia.

A Chinese oil company on a tender process for long term LNG purchases, negotiation of contracts with sellers and related advice.

Confidential client on its response in a potential dispute with the buyer under certain SPAs, relating to the Sellers' exercise of a Commercial DQT and the subsequent impact on the preparation of the Annual Delivery Programmes.

INPEX, in relation to separate proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia commenced against CAR and EAR insurers, seeking in the order of AUD $3 billion in recovery under relevant insurance policies in respect of damage to certain paint and insulation on the Ichthys LNG Plant.



Pro bono

Following a referral from Law Access, advising an individual on a pro bono basis in the Magistrates and Supreme Court of Western Australia with respect to debts incurred relating to a private mortgage. The individual has been under significant financial and personal stress and requires assistance to deal with the terms of debts she has incurred.



Solicitor, Western Australia, 2016


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Western Australia, 2014
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (German Major, French Minor), University of Western Australia, 2014 

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.