Andrew practices in commercial and corporate litigation with a focus on commercial contracts, trade practices and regulation, corporations and banking disputes (including insolvency) and insurance.
Before joining the Bar in 2011 Andrew worked for five years as a solicitor in London, chiefly in complex international litigation, advising on EU competition and regulatory law, and the clearance of large-scale mergers and acquisitions. Whilst in London Andrew obtained a post-graduate diploma in European Competition and Regulatory Law from King's College.
Prior to this Andrew worked with DLA Piper in its Melbourne commercial dispute resolution team.
In 2010 Andrew was associate to Justice Middleton in the Federal Court of Australia.
Andrew’s practice sees him appear regularly (unled and as junior counsel) in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Courts of Victoria and NSW, the County Court, the Magistrates’ Court and VCAT.
Andrew also accepts briefs to advise in all his stated practice areas.
Andrew is co-secretary of the Commercial Bar Association's International Law Section and presents guest lectures in the undergraduate negotiation and mediation skills course at Deakin Law School.
A sample of Andrew’s recent matters includes:
Dominion Group Pty Ltd & Ors v Phillpott & Ors (Hammerschlag J). Acting for the plaintiff in Corporations Act and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act proceedings brought in the Supreme Court of New South Wales related to managed investment schemes. Led by A Coleman SC.
Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ats John Holland Aviation Services Pty Ltd (Vickery J). Acted for the defendant in proceedings brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria related to the performance of a commercial contract. Led by G Ahern.
In the matter of Accredited Aged Care Australia Pty Ltd. Acted unled for the defendants in oppression proceedings brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Enterprize Group Pty Ltd v Furphy and Ors (Sifris J). Acted for the plaintiffs in a misleading or deceptive conduct and breach of directors’ duties claim brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Led by J Peters QC.
Ennis & Ors ats Pitts (Judd J). Acted for the defendants in oppression proceedings brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Led by L Glick QC.
Vincent v CSR Limited & Midalco. Acted for the Defendants in a mesothelioma case brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria related to the Wittenoom mine. Led by B Quinn QC.
Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd recovery proceedings (Judd J). Acted unled for numerous defendants to debt recovery proceedings initiated in the Supreme Court of Victoria by Timbercorp.
Tziotzis v Tziotzis; In Re Eastern Orthodox Funeral Services Pty Ltd (unreported decision of Gardiner AsJ 9 April 2015). Acted unled for a receiver in a Supreme Court of Victoria application for determination of remuneration.
Glasson v Jenkins & Ors (Rush J). Acted for the State in Supreme Court of Victoria contribution proceedings related to the 2006 Trawalla level crossing train collision. Led by MA Hartley QC.
Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd & Anor v Pacific Equity Partners Pty Ltd & Ors (Gordon J). Acted for the Plaintiff in Federal Court proceedings for misleading or deceptive conduct and breach of directors' duties relating to a share sale and purchase. Led by A Myers QC and J Peters QC.
Tabcorp Holdings Limited v State of Victoria  VSC 302 (Sifris J). Acted for the State in the Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings related to the repeal of the Gaming Act. Led by J Karkar QC, W Harris QC and Dr S McNicol QC.
Rambaldi v Woodward  FCA 89; Rambaldi v Woodward (No 2)  FCA 104; Rambaldi v Woodward (No 3)  FCA 186 (Jessup J). Appeared in a Federal Court appeal with P Cawthorn QC for the liquidator/administrator.
Coffex Coffee Pty Ltd ats Nikolakopoulos (Sifris J). Appeared in Supreme Court oppression proceedings for the defendant. Led by T Walker QC.
Crown Melbourne Ltd v Horne and Ors (Marshall J). Appeared for a creditor in Federal Court bankruptcy proceedings. Led by N Magee QC.
From 27 Oct 2011, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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