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Thomson Geer

LEVEL 25, 1 O'CONNELL STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 2 8248 5800
Fax:
Fax +61 2 8248 5899
Email:
Web:
www.tglaw.com.au
Thomson Geer, Harold Werksman, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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Harold Werksman

Tel:
Work +61 2 8248 3495
Email:
Web:
www.tglaw.com.au
Thomson Geer

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Harold is an accredited commercial litigation and mediation specialist and practices with particular emphasis on complex corporate, commercial, contract interpretation and trade practices disputes.

He is an Australian pioneer in the use of alternative dispute resolution processes and has developed specialised negotiating techniques designed for the resolution of commercial disputes. Harold is often called upon to provide strategic advice to assist clients to avoid litigation. Harold is on the panel of mediators maintained by LEADR.

Member

  • Transparency International Australia Limited – Director
  • Past member ComCover Advisory Council LEADR – Director & Hon Treasurer for 6 years
  • Vice Chair of the Appeals Tribunal of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia's Disciplinary Committee
  • Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) Arbiter

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) – University of Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Witwatersrand
  • Accredited Specialist Commercial
  • Litigation and Mediation – Law Society of New South Wales
  • LEADR Advanced Mediator; Accredited Mediator ACDC and IAMA; Experienced and qualified mediator accredited under Australian National Mediator Standards


Australia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Thomson Geer's ‘incredibly knowledgeable and accessible’ department, which is headed by Harold Werksman, has a focus on construction contracts and automotive manufacturing disputes and experience defending superannuation funds against pension claims. Melbourne-based Lousie Gehrig represented Patrick Stevedores in A$18m Victorian Supreme Court lease proceedings against the Port of Melbourne and successfully defended APS Satellite against a NSW Supreme Court claim relating to broadband services pricing arrangements. Julie Callea-Smyth is noted for her expertise in contractual as well as fraud and misrepresentation disputes.

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