Overview

Graham is an experienced litigator with a uniquely extensive combination of competition,  commercial and litigation expertise in Australia.

Graham is the lead partner of our Australian Dispute Resolution group, based in Sydney. 

He has over 25 years’ experience, including in large commercial firms and 10 years as Australian in-house counsel for a leading multinational manufacturing company in which he undertook both litigation and corporate roles. 

Graham’s litigation experience covers the full spectrum including managing large, factually and scientifically complex, high profile product liability matters involving multi-jurisdictional issues and class actions, management of litigation involving constitutional issues both in Australia and New Zealand, and representing clients in commercial disputes in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Western Australia and in the Federal Court of Australia.   He has represented clients in litigation, arbitrations, mediations, expert determinations and other forms of dispute resolution involving a wide range of commercial issues including contractual disputes, securities and banking matters, Corporations Act matters insurance matters, building and construction matters, commercial leasing, telecommunications-specific matters, administrative law, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off claims, matters  involving counterfeiting/anti-piracy and protection of trade secrets.

Graham is a very experienced advocate and regularly appears before Courts and Tribunals.

As part of the Competition team, Graham advises and represents clients in all aspects of Australia's competition laws.  He has also acted in cartel conduct disputes and other litigation involving breaches of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act.

As a result of his experience as in-house counsel Graham also has an in-depth understanding of the legal and commercial issues which affect multinational FMCG companies doing business in Australia, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, and, in particular, the legal implications for businesses manufacturing and distributing highly regulated products.

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