Andrew is frequently briefed in large, complex and sensitive commercial and public law matters across a range of jurisdictions. He has acted for high profile individuals, publicly listed and private companies, Government instrumentalities and Ministers of the Crown.
He acted for Pankaj Oswal in his dispute with the ANZ as well as appearing at IBAC’s Operation Dunham public examination and in the Victorian and South Australian Supreme Courts in relation to a number of managed investment scheme disputes.
Andrew has been ranked in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers, Melbourne 2015 - 2017. He was also ranked in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Barristers, Melbourne 2017.
Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws. He completed his articles and practised as a lawyer at Minter Ellison. He is also a former partner of Gadens.
He read with Wendy Harris QC and David Batt QC.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation
- Banking & Finance
- Building & Construction
- Class Actions
- Commercial Arbitration
- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporate Insolvency
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Real Property
- Residential & Retail Tenancies
- Administrative Law
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Constitutional Law
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
- White Collar Crime
Bachelor of Commerce (Melb)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
Master of Laws (Melb)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Dover Beach Pty Ltd v Geftine Pty Ltd (2008) 21 VR 442: domestic building contract dispute in the Victorian Court of Appeal (led by Stephen O’Bryan QC).
Kenros Nominees Pty Ltd & Ors v DPC Tipperary Pty Ltd & Ors  VSC 524: dispute in relation to a shareholders agreement in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by James Elliott SC, as his Honour then was, Chris Caleo QC and Matt Connock QC).
Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd v Oswal & Ors  VSC 440: alleged breaches of directors’ duties and counterclaim of free acceptance in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Steven Finch SC).
In the matter of Gunns Finance Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed)(In Liquidation): acting for borrowers in the Victorian Supreme Court
(led by Ted Woodward SC, as his Honour then was)
Glendale RV Syndication Pty Ltd & Anor v Primelife (Glendale) Pty Ltd & Anor: retirement village dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Peter Collinson QC).
La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited v Fitzroys Pty Ltd; Stranru Pty Ltd v La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited & Anor; P&V Industries Pty Ltd v La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited & Anor: managed investment scheme and land valuation dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Matt Connock QC).
Plzen Pty Ltd v P&O Wharf Management Pty Ltd  VSC 318: resisting application for pre-trial discovery in the Victorian Supreme Court (with Peter Wood).
Idameneo (No 789) Limited v AAI Limited: reinsurance dispute in the Victorian County Court (led by Philip Solomon QC).
Advice regarding a managed investment scheme (led by Norman O’Bryan AM SC).
Advice in relation to construction of an agreement (led by the Hon Ray Finkelstein AO QC).
Numerous advices and appearances in relation to the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic), Valuation of Land Act 1960 (Vic) and Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986 (Vic) (including being led by Jeremy Gobbo QC).
Various appearances and advice to Ministers, Government Departments and corporations in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) and the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (including being led by Stephen Donaghue QC, now Commonwealth Solicitor-General).
Acting for individuals in public and private examinations before the IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman (including being led by Paul Holdenson QC).
Various written advices in relation to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Act 2011 (Vic), Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011 (Vic), Ombudsman Act 1973 (Vic) and Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (Vic).
Various advices in relation to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Vic).
Victorian Bar – Commercial Bar Association
Member, The Tasmanian Bar
Part-time Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal