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Andrew Di Pasquale

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2005
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Andrew Di Pasquale practises in commercial law, public law and international commercial arbitration

Prior to joining the bar, Andrew was solicitor with varied commercial experience including working as a Senior Legal Consultant for DLA Piper - Dubai, as a solicitor in the construction groups of King & Wood Mallesons (then Mallesons Stephen Jaques) and Clayton Utz, and as in-house counsel for a mining company, Mitsubishi Development. Andrew was also the legal assistant to international arbitrator Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS. 

During his time as a solicitor, Andrew worked on large scale infrastructure projects, in both transactional and litigious capacities. Andrew also spent time on secondment to Telstra, Meraas Development (Dubai) and the Tourism Development Infrastructure Corporation (Abu Dhabi). 

From 08 November 2012, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 28

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Judicial Review



Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business Systems


New York

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

New York

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Sino Iron Pty Ltd v Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Transport [2014] FCA 547 (Federal Court – Sydney) –successfully resisted an application to amend a notice of appeal (unled, opposed to senior counsel).

Sino Iron Pty Ltd v Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport [2014] FCA 28 (Federal Court – Sydney) – successfully defended a Commonwealth decision to appoint a port operator under statute from ADJR review, in circumstances where the Commonwealth attempted to concede that the decision was in error (led by James W S Peters QC).

Commonwealth of Australia v Cappalleri [2013] VCC 1266 (County Court) – successfully argued that that the Commonwealth could recover overpayment of Centrelink benefits paid over the course of 20 years, despite statutory limitations provisions (unled).

Madgwick v Kelly [2013] FCAFC 61 (Federal Court – Melbourne) – successfully established an entitlement to security for costs in a class action context, by reference to the characteristics of the class themselves, rather than just the plaintiff (led by Bernard F Quinn QC).