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DLA Piper, Liam Prescott, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

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Liam Prescott

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Litigation & Regulatory

Position

Liam Prescott advises and represents clients in significant Australian and international litigation and arbitration. Two of his current matters include acting for Timor-Leste in a confidential ICSID arbitration and for the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Australian Federal Court proceedings.

Liam frequently works with clients engaged in complex and high-value, high-stakes disputes. He works across a range of sectors including: mining, energy, transport and technology.

Please refer to link for further details of expertise and experience:
www.dlapiper.com/en/australia/people/p/prescott-liam/

Career

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Prior to joining DLA Piper in July 2014, Liam practised at different law firms located in Australia and UK.

Languages

English

Member

  • Queensland Law Society
  • The Law Society (UK)

Education

  • University of Queensland, BSc, 1997
  • University of Queensland, LLB, Hons I, 1999


Australia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

DLA Piper's practice head Rani John gives advice that is both ‘legally sound and commercially astute'. Gitanjali Bajaj, Richard Edwards and Liam Prescott are recommended for international arbitration, a particular strength of the practice. It welcomed Natalie Caton from King & Wood Mallesons, who specialises in cross-border corruption litigation, and handled several high-profile matters stemming from the Banking Royal Commission for two large financial institutions. It also represented the Securities and Exchange Board of India in relation to India’s largest Ponzi scheme to date, valued at $8bn and involving over 58.5 million Indian investors.

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