In re Retail Adventures Pty Ltd (in liq) winding up, NSWSC, Robb J, part-heard December 2015, continues April 2016
Acting for Hong Kong freight forwarder & Queensland agent re unfair preferences & uncommercial transactions claims.
Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW, 2015-2016
Acting for Greyhounds NSW former CEO Mr Brent Hogan, instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clayton Utz, Sydney.
Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption & Governance: AWU/Thiess/John Holland Case Study, 2015
Acted for Mr Stephen Sasse, former Executive General Manager, John Holland Group, re his negotiations with the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, former AWU National Secretary, re the construction of the Victorian East Link Project.
ICAC Operation Credo and Operation Spicer corruption inquiries & Federal Court convertible note holder proceedings, since 2014
Acting for Sen. the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, instructed by Arnold Bloch Liebler, Sydney and Melbourne.
NSW "Poles & Wires" privatisation, 2015
Acted for the Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme with $4.9bn FUM in negotiation of State guarantee for funding of superannuation liabilities of the electricity network state owned corporations.
Cohen & Cohen v Invigor Group Ltd, NSWSC, Black J, 4 Nov 2015
Acted for ASX listed company re application for injunctive relief by executive directors, instructed by Minter Ellison, Melbourne.
Westpac Banking Corporation v Nitopi, NSWSC, 2015
Acting for Westpac re claim under guarantee of commercial bill facility, instructed by Gadens, Sydney.
Hanley & Ors v National Australia Bank, Victorian Supreme Court, 2015
Acted for NAB financial planner re complex financial products advice (settled pre hearing), instructed by Corrs, Melbourne.
ASIC v Shawn Hickman, 2015
Acted for Macquarie Bank advisor at ASIC banning hearing for unlicensed discretionary trading, instructed by Hall & Wilcox, Sydney.
Leda Holdings Pty Ltd v Securcorp Ltd & Ors (FCA) (Qld) 2015, earlier  FCA 1364
Acted for responsible entity of investment scheme and CEO (settled at hearing March 2015), instructed by Tucker & Cowen, Brisbane.
"Mews" unregistered managed investment scheme winding up and associated appeals, Victorian Registry of Federal Court, 2007-2013
Acted for the scheme investors representative Peter Warne (Chair, Macquarie Group), instructed by Arnold Bloch Liebler, Melbourne.
Television Program Supply Dispute, 2012-2013
Acted for regional broadcaster in program supply and ratings share dispute with national broadcaster, instructed by Ashurst (settled).
Adobe Systems Inc & Microsoft Corp v Western Broadcasters Pty Ltd & 5 Ors (2013) FCA (NSW) (Foster J)
Adobe Systems Inc & Microsoft Corp v 2GF AM Radio Pty Ltd & 24 Ors (2013) FCA (NSW) (Jagot J)
Acted for the Super Radio Network group of 29 companies & directors, re substantial claim for account of profits for alleged breach of copyright in production of radio programming (settled at mediation after preliminary hearings), instructed by Tucker & Cowen, Brisbane.
MF Global group winding up in Australia & Singapore  NSWSC 994 and  NSWSC 1426
Acted for MF Global Australia’s financial derivatives customers [CFD, futures, FX], instructed by Arnold Bloch Liebler, Sydney.
Project Wickenby, 2012/2013.
Acted for confidential witness to suspected tax evasion in compulsory examinations by Australian Taxation Office and ASIC.
MFS/Octaviar Class Action - Mercedes Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors v Waters (No 6)  FCA 1412
Acted for Michael King, Chair of MFS Group Ltd (now Octaviar Ltd), in securities class action (compromise approved).
Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd & Ors v Memjet Companies, 2012
Acted for Silverbrook parties in relation to corporate restructure dispute and international commercial arbitration, instructed by Truman Hoyle & Gilbert + Tobin.
In the matter of Nevada Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1499
Acted for home unit company defending redevelopment levy & variation of class rights.
Henderson & Anor & Body Corporate of Merrimac Heights CTS 19563  QSC 336
Acted for owners corporation of Gold Coast, Qld community title scheme in management rights dispute.
ICAC Operation Vesta corruption inquiry, 2011
Acted for company director Mr Rodric David in investigation into a former Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority executive & certain members of the Kazal family.
Kerr v CGU Insurance Ltd; Donnelly v CGU Insurance Ltd (2010-2011) NSWSC
Acted for ASIC intervening in One.Tel insurance recovery action, instructed direct.
Westpac Banking Corporation v ASIC  FCA 1506; (2009) 181 FCR 379
Acted for ASIC, re legality of issue of Westpac Debit MasterCard, instructed direct.
James Hardie civil penalty proceedings, 2007-2010;  NSWSC 287 and  NSWSC 714
Acted for ASIC, in lengthy civil penalty proceedings against directors and entities of the James Hardie Group for breaches of directors’ duties and breaches of continuous disclosure obligations, instructed by Clayton Utz.
ASIC v Rodney Adler, 2009-2010
Acted for banned director in ASIC investigation & compulsory examination into allegations of managing a corporation whilst disqualified, instructed by Swaab Attorneys (no further action letter issued).
P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd v ASIC & Ors  HCATrans 409; ASIC v P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd  FCAFC 123; (2008) 169 FCR 227; P Dawson Nominees Pty Ltd v Multiplex Ltd  FCA 1659; (2007) 65 ACSR 239.
Acted for ASIC, re public interest immunity claims re whistleblowers re Wembley Stadium continuous disclosure breach investigation, instructed direct.
Vale v Rosychamp  NSWSC 1373
Acted for landlord of retail leasehold, instructed by Bernard Chiu Legal.
X v Australian Prudential Regulation Authority  HCA 4; (2007) 226 CLR 630
High Court challenge to use of evidence from HIH Royal Commission by APRA to disqualify senior insurance managers, instructed by Minter Ellison.
Offset Alpine & Estate of late Renee Rivkin, 2006-2007.
Acted for ASIC, instructed direct.
James Hardie Special Commission of Inquiry, 2004.
Junior Counsel Assisting the Commission, instructed by the NSW Crown Solicitor. Lengthy inquiry into the controversial James Hardie Group scheme of arrangement and re-location to the Netherlands, establishment of the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation, and under-funding of the Group's long-tail asbestos liabilities by approx. $1.8 billion.
HIH Class Action - Johnstone v HIH Insurance Limited  FCA 1414 and Johnstone v HIH Limited  FCA 190
Acted for international reinsurer Hannover Re, its Deputy CEO and senior insurance manager in securities class action (settled), instructed by Minter Ellison.
Royal Commission into collapse of HIH Insurance Ltd, 2001-2003.
Acted for international reinsurer Hannover Re, its Deputy CEO and senior insurance manager concerning financial reinsurance contracts, instructed by Minter Ellison.
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG v Chiron Corporation, 1999-2002, including  FCA 346
Acted for challenger to Hepatitis C patent, settled at final hearing, instructed by Sprusons.
Hanave Pty Ltd v LFOT Pty Ltd & Ors  FCA 1051
Acted for vendor of shopping centre in trade practices claim.
Eighth Srj Pty Ltd v Merity  NSWSC 139
Acted for property purchaser of residential property in trade practices claim.