Banco Chambers offers a number of senior practitioners with regular involvement in market-leading white collar crime cases, including high-profile ACCC cartel prosecutions, fraud cases, insider trading, and misuse of confidential market information. Peter Brereton SC has represented executives at a number of major Australian and international companies, operating across all jurisdictions at trial and appellate level. Robert Dick SC is involved in litigation, alongside hearings, regulatory proceedings, and government investigations, including notable involvement in the Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industries. Ruth Higgins SC has a strong specialism in corporate criminal law, including insider trading and bribery cases, and is regularly involved in public inquiries and commissions investigating misconduct in a number of sectors.
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Eleven Wentworth Barristers
Members at Eleven Wentworth Barristersregularly represent individuals and corporations in complex and sensitive white-collar procecedings. Ian Pike SC has extensive expertise in market misconduct and disciplinary matters within the financial services sector, as well as representing a range of other corporate clients at the trial and appellate level. Alan Shearer is also active within the space, representing clients at all levels in cases relating to trade practices, anti-competitive behaviour, and corporate criminal issues.
Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers
Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers includes senior corporate criminal expertise in the form of Noel Hutley SC, a regular counsel to major corporates in criminal cartel prosecutions, investigations into unfair trade practices, and anti-competitive behaviour. Bret Walker SC is known for his high-level litigation expertise, having argued several high-stakes cases before the Australian High Court, and has strong experience at the trial and appellate level across major courts.
Members at Forbes Chambers have a strong focus on white-collar crime, including criminal and quasi-criminal issues. In addition to criminal matters, it is instructed on civil penalty hearings and government inquiries. Murugan Thangaraj SC is a specialist practitioner with great experience across criminal law, corporate crime, and foreign bribery issues, regularly representing clients at appellate level and before state Supreme Courts alongside the Federal and High Courts. Tim Game SC combines expertise in corporate crime with a strong administrative law practice, and is regularly a counsel involved in public commissions and inquests. Simon Buchen SC represents individuals, corporations and government agencies in complex criminal cases, at first instance and appellate level, such as those involving insider trading, market manipulation, taxation fraud, police corruption and foreign bribery offences.
New Chambers has members engaged in corporate crime and white-collar matters for a range of private clients as well as government agencies including the Australian Taxation Office and the Commission Against Corruption. Greg O’Mahoney appears led and unled in cases dealing with market abuse and manipulation, insider trading, and corruption, and is currently the lead junior in the Ruby Princess case, acting for Carnival PLC and Princess Cruises in the criminal investigation relating to responsibility for a high-profile COVID outbreak in New South Wales and elsewhere.
Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers
At Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Kate Morgan SC has a broad national practice and appears throughout numerous jurisdictions (in both civil and criminal cases) with a focus on regulatory matters including cartels, consumer protection, money laundering and foreign bribery. She has represented the ACCC in prosecutions relating to civil penalties and criminal cartel action, as well as regulatory investigations and appeals.