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Gilbert + Tobin

LEVEL 35, TOWER TWO, INTERNATIONAL TOWERS SYDNEY, 200 BARANGAROO AVENUE, BARANGAROO, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 2 9263 4000
Fax:
Fax +61 2 9263 4111
Email:
Web:
www.gtlaw.com.au
Melbourne, NSW 2000, Perth

Andrew Floro

Tel:
Work +61 2 9263 4436
Email:
Gilbert + Tobin

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner specialising in commercial litigation with particular emphasis on contract, competition and consumer, media, social media, telecommunications, resources, construction and financial services disputes. Andrew has acted on contentious matters before the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Courts and Courts of Appeal of New South Wales and Queensland, the Australian Competition Tribunal, the Copyright Tribunal of Australia, the New Zealand High Court, and before regulators.

Career

Partner – Gilbert + Tobin – July 2011 to present. Senior Lawyer – Gilbert + Tobin – 2007 to July 2011. Solicitor and Senior Associate – King & Wood Mallesons – July 2004 to November 2007. Lawyer – Gilbert + Tobin – September 1999 to July 2004. Research Paralegal – New South Wales Law Reform Commission – 1998 to 1999.

Member

Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in NSW in 2000. Member of Law Society since 2000.

Education

First Class Honours degree in law from the University of Sydney, Master of Laws with high distinction average from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Government from the University of Sydney.


Australia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Gilbert + Tobin has been busy handling several matters stemming from the Banking Royal Commission for key client Westpac. It is also representing insolvent Vocation in two separate class actions across two jurisdictions claiming over A$100m in damages. Notable practitioners include Andrew Floro, Kate Harrison and Crispian Lynch. Janet Whiting represented Cargill Australia, Cargill Inc. and Cargill Malt Asia Pacific in Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings concerning allegations of false and misleading statements by Glencore and Viterra during the sale of a business. Practice head Richard Harris joined from Allens and the team has been further bolstered by Vicki Bell from Arnold Bloch Leibler. Mark Gerus has been called to the Bar, and Steven Glass retired from the partnership.

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Regulatory compliance and investigations

Within: Regulatory compliance and investigations

Anti-bribery, corruption and Royal Commissions work are core strengths of the ‘highly regarded’ practice at Gilbert + Tobin. It handled high-profile matters such as representing shipping company K-Line in the first contested prosecution under the latest 2009 criminal cartel laws. The practice is also active in cross-border financial services regulatory work and advised one of Australia’s major banks on a long-running ASIC investigation into foreign exchange practices in the banking industry. The team is jointly led by Richard Harris, who joined from Allens, Luke Woodward and Elizabeth Avery. Other names to note include Andrew Floro, Crispian Lynch and Kate Harrison. Financial services expert Steven Glass retired from the partnership.

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