Richard Rowe PSM is a Special Counsel with Lexbridge Lawyers. Richard has enormous breadth and depth of experience across public international law having worked in this field for over four decades, particularly during his career in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was the Department’s Senior Legal Adviser with overall responsibility for the International Legal as well as the Corporate Law areas. He was also Head of the International Organisations and Legal Division and the Pacific Division in the Department.

He has been Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and he also served in senior positions in Australian Missions in New York, Geneva, Noumea, London and Hanoi.

RICHARD ROWE PSM

Special Counsel with Lexbridge Lawyers. Former Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Former Head of the International Organisations and Legal Division and the Pacific Division in DFAT.

His principal fields of interest are international criminal law, international humanitarian law, the law of the sea, the Antarctic Treaty System, treaties law, international dispute settlement and negotiation skills and practice, in both a bilateral and multilateral context.

He has been the Head of the Australian Delegation and a representative to many international conferences and negotiations in these subject areas. 

He is a member of the National International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross and Chair of the ACT’s ARC IHL Committee. 

Richard is an Honorary Professor in the College of Law at the Australian National University, a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian National University’s Centre for International and Public Law and a Senior Fellow (Law Masters) at Melbourne University Law School. He teaches ‘international law and international relations’ courses at both Universities.