Best Lawyers in Australia 2022

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AGRICULTURE, MINING AND E NVIRONME NT

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AGRICULTURE IN AUSTR ALIA

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RECOGNITIONS

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AGRICULT URE AND RUR AL AFFAIRS CLIMATE CHANGE L AW ENERGY L AW MINING L AW NAT UR AL RESOURCES L AW OIL AND GAS L AW OU TSOURCING L AW PL ANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL L AW WATER L AW

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A CLIMATE DUT Y

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CIVIL AND PE RSONAL MAT TE RS

CORPOR ATE AND FINANCE

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RETIREMENT VILL AGE

BY A RTHU R KOU MOU K ELIS

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NAVIGATING UNCHARTED TERR AIN

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BLURRED LINES

BY A NDRE W K IRBY

BY RICHA RD WOOD

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CL AS S ACTION LITIGATION CRIMINAL DEFENCE DUI / DWI DEFENSE FAMILY L AW FAMILY L AW MEDIATION HE ALTH AND AGED CARE L AW MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE MOTOR VEHICLE L AW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PRODUCT LIABILIT Y LITIGATION TRUSTS AND ESTATES WE ALTH MANAGEMENT / S UCCES SION PL ANNING PR ACTICE

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ALTERNATIVE DISPU TE RESOLU TION AS SE T FINANCE L AW BANK ING AND FINANCE L AW BE T-THE- COMPAN Y LITIGATION COMMERCIAL L AW COMPE TITION L AW CORPOR ATE / GOVERNANCE PR ACTICE CORPOR ATE L AW DEBT CAPITAL MARK E TS L AW DERIVATIVES DISTRES SED INVESTING AND DEBT TR ADING PR ACTICE • EQUIPMENT FINANCE L AW • EQUIT Y CAPITAL MARK E TS L AW • FINANCIAL INSTIT U TIONS • FR ANCHISE L AW • FUNDS MANAGEMENT

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HIGH YIELD PRODUCTS INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZ ATION L AW INS UR ANCE L AW INVESTMENT FUNDS INVESTMENT L AW LE VER AGED BU YOU TS LITIGATION MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS L AW OFFSHORE PARTNERSHIP PRIVATE EQUIT Y L AW PROJECT FINANCE AND DE VELOPMENT PR ACTICE • PUBLIC FINANCE L AW • STRUCT URED FINANCE L AW • TR ADE AND FINANCE L AW • VENT URE CAPITAL L AW

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E MPLOYME NT AND LEGAL

GOVE RNME NT, REGUL ATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS

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SOUNDING THE AL ARM

BY NICHOL AS T U RNER

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CHECKS AND BAL ANCES

BY MICHA EL S U LLIVA N

71 • EMPLOY EE BENEFITS L AW • E THIC S AND PROFES SIONAL RESPONSIBILIT Y PR ACTICE • IMMIGR ATION L AW • L ABOUR AND EMPLOY MENT L AW • LE ASING L AW • LEGAL MALPR ACTICE LITIGATION • OCCUPATIONAL HE ALTH AND SAFE T Y L AW • PROFES SIONAL MALPR ACTICE LITIGATION • S UPER ANNUATION L AW

INTE RNATIONAL AND TR ADE

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GLOBAL TR ADE IN THE 2020S

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CIVIL RIGHTS L AW CONSTIT U TIONAL L AW EDUCATION L AW EMPOWERMENT AND TR ANSFORMATION L AW • GOVERNMENT PR ACTICE • HUMAN RIGHTS L AW • NATIVE TITLE L AW • NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES L AW • POLICE • PUBLIC L AW • REGUL ATORY PR ACTICE • TA X L AW • TR ADE L AW

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AVIATION L AW COMMODITIES L AW CUSTOMS AND E XCISE L AW INTERNATIONAL ARBITR ATION SHIPPING AND MARITIME L AW TR ANSPORTATION L AW


RE AL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

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THE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNIT Y

TR AVE L, SPORTS, LE ISURE AND HOSPITALIT Y

TECHNOLOGY

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BELIEVE THE HYPE?

PL AYING THE LONG GAME

BY TROY LE WIS, S HAU N WHIT TA K ER, DAVID HA RLE Y, A ND TON Y RU THERFORD

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• CONSTRUCTION / INFR ASTRUCT URE L AW • EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION L AW • L AND USE AND ZONING L AW • RE AL PROPERT Y L AW • RE TIREMENT VILL AGES AND SENIOR LIVING L AW

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BIOTECHNOLOGY L AW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY L AW INTELLECT UAL PROPERT Y L AW LIFE SCIENCES PR ACTICE PRIVACY AND DATA SECURIT Y L AW

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DEFAMATION AND MEDIA L AW ENTERTAINMENT L AW GAMING L AW HOSPITALIT Y AND TOURISM L AW LEIS URE AND LICENSING L AW RE TAIL L AW SPORTS L AW TELECOMMUNICATIONS L AW TR AVEL L AW

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“LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR” HONOUREES

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IT ALL STARTS WITH A NOMINATION

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To be considered for the Best Lawyers peer-review process, a lawyer must first be nominated. Nominations can come from clients, lawyers, marketing teams or other references, but we ask that lawyers not nominate themselves. Nominees will appear on voter ballots for confidential peer evaluation. Best Lawyers believes that the best lawyers know who the best lawyers are. Thus, our recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from lawyers already highlighted in our publication. Nominations can be submitted online or through email at nominations@ bestlawyers.com. For the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia, the methodology for the initiative remained the same as in the previous thirteen editions.

THE PEER-REVIEW PROCESS

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Ballots are personalized to each voter’s practice area(s) and geographic area. Best Lawyers asks voters the question: “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” Nominees are given a 1-5 rating, with room to leave additional comments. Lawyers are not allowed to vote on themselves. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters. The rankings incorporate more than 4,000 ballots of leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey.


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BY THE NUMBERS

Of the 4,183 voters that were eligible to submit ballots for the ranking process, 2,184 voters participated in voting for the 14 th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia , submitting a total of 300,554 votes. In total, 8,081 unique lawyers and 986 unique firms were voted on, of which 4,331 lawyers were recognised across 94 practice areas, and 313 “Lawyer of the Year” awards were presented. For the sixth year, one law firm in 22 practice areas will receive the prestigious 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recognition.

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The Best Lawyers’ research team confirms selected lawyers are currently in private practice and that their contact information is up to date to ensure clients can reach them. Lawyers who receive enough high votes to be listed are alerted via email. If we have a designated contact for a law firm, those contacts also receive a complete list of the lawyers included from their firm

THE METRO AREA DESIGNATION

To collect feedback on firm and attorney work within specific regions, Best Lawyers curates “metro areas.” Metropolitan areas are defined by assessing the population of eligible lawyers and firms geographically to guarantee enough comparative data to produce accurate results. For research purposes, smaller and more rural cities located within a reasonable distance to larger cities are combined into single geographical regions to help us collect as much feedback and data for specific individuals, firms and practice areas as possible. Practice area rankings were produced within the nine metropolitan areas across Australia. Because some practice areas have minimal presence in particular legal markets, or because there was not enough data garnered for proper evaluation, some practice areas covered in our research are not represented in the national rankings or various metropolitan rankings.

“L AW FIRM OF THE YEAR” AWARDS

“Law Firm of the Year” awards are country and practice area-specific. They are determined based on a handful of factors: feedback from lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers on individual lawyer and firm-wide work, the size and coverage of the firm in a specific practice area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area and research surrounding the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

“L AW YER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS

Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. .


OUR TE AM Chief Executive Officer: Phillip Greer

AU STR ALIA CONTRIBUTORS Daniel Allman of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.

since 2021.

Samantha Daly of Johnson Winter & Slattery. Recognised in Planning and Environmental Law since 2017, Mining Law

Anthony Lloyd of DLA Piper. Recognised in Outsourcing Law since 2012, Information Technology Law since 2014, Telecommunications Law since 2018, Commercial Law since 2020. “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 - Sydney for Outsourcing Law Arjunan Puveendran of Thomson Geer.

Lara Douvartzidis of Johnson Winter & Slattery. Jo Feldman of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.

David Harley of Holding Redlich.

Rebecca Hoare Norton of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. Recognised in Climate Change Law since 2014, Land Use and Zoning Law since 2014, Planning and Environmental Law since 2016, Mining Law since 2017. “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 - Brisbane for Land Use and Zoning Law Andrew Kirby of Young’s List. Recognised in Litigation since 2017, Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2018 Arthur Kourmoukelis of Thomson Geer.

Troy Lewis of Holding Redlich. Recognised in Construction/Infrastructure Law since 2014.

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Tony Rutherford of Holding Redlich.

Michael Sullivan of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. Recognised in Litigation since 2020, Regulatory Practice since 2022. Dr. Martyn Taylor Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. Recognised in Competition Law since 2017, Telecommunications Law since 2017, Regulatory Practice since 2019. Nicholas Turner of DLA Piper. Recognised in Labour and Employment Law since 2021. Shaun Whittaker of Holding Redlich. Recognised in Project Finance and Development Practice since 2022. Richard Wood of Gilchrist Connell. Recognised in Construction/Infrastructure Law since 2019, Insurance Law since 2019. “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 - Adelaide for Construction/Infrastructure Law.

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2022 Recognitions •

AGRICULTURE, MINING AND ENVIRONMENT

EMPLOYMENT AND LEGAL

CIVIL AND PERSONAL MATTERS

INTERNATIONAL AND TRADE

CORPORATE AND FINANCE

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

GOVERNMENT, REGULATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS

TECHNOLOGY

TRAVEL, SPORTS, LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS CLIMATE CHANGE LAW ENERGY LAW MINING LAW NATURAL RESOURCES LAW OIL AND GAS LAW OUTSOURCING LAW PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WATER LAW

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY PRACTICE IMMIGRATION LAW LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW LEASING LAW LEGAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION SUPERANNUATION LAW

CIVIL AND PERSONAL MATTERS CLASS ACTION LITIGATION CRIMINAL DEFENCE DUI / DWI DEFENSE FAMILY LAW FAMILY LAW MEDIATION HEALTH AND AGED CARE LAW MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE MOTOR VEHICLE LAW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION TRUSTS AND ESTATES WEALTH MANAGEMENT / SUCCESSION PLANNING PRACTICE

CORPORATE AND FINANCE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSET FINANCE LAW BANKING AND FINANCE LAW BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION COMMERCIAL LAW COMPETITION LAW CORPORATE / GOVERNANCE PRACTICE CORPORATE LAW DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS LAW DERIVATIVES DISTRESSED INVESTING AND DEBT TRADING PRACTICE EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS LAW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FRANCHISE LAW FUNDS MANAGEMENT HIGH YIELD PRODUCTS INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW INSURANCE LAW INVESTMENT FUNDS INVESTMENT LAW LEVERAGED BUYOUTS LITIGATION MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAW OFFSHORE PARTNERSHIP PRIVATE EQUITY LAW PROJECT FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE PUBLIC FINANCE LAW STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW TRADE AND FINANCE LAW VENTURE CAPITAL LAW

GOVERNMENT, REGULATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS CIVIL RIGHTS LAW CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EDUCATION LAW EMPOWERMENT AND TRANSFORMATION LAW GOVERNMENT PRACTICE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NATIVE TITLE LAW NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW POLICE PUBLIC LAW REGULATORY PRACTICE TAX LAW TRADE LAW

INTERNATIONAL AND TRADE AVIATION LAW COMMODITIES LAW CUSTOMS AND EXCISE LAW INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION SHIPPING AND MARITIME LAW TRANSPORTATION LAW

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION / INFRASTRUCTURE LAW EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW LAND USE AND ZONING LAW REAL PROPERTY LAW RETIREMENT VILLAGES AND SENIOR LIVING LAW

TECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW LIFE SCIENCES PRACTICE PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY LAW

TRAVEL, SPORTS, LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY DEFAMATION AND MEDIA LAW ENTERTAINMENT LAW GAMING LAW HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM LAW LEISURE AND LICENSING LAW RETAIL LAW SPORTS LAW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW TRAVEL LAW www.bestlawyers.com | 11 b e s tlaw ye r s .c o m | 11


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Agriculture, Mining and Environment •

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS

CLIMATE CHANGE LAW

ENERGY LAW

MINING LAW

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

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OIL AND GAS LAW

OUTSOURCING LAW

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

WATER LAW


AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS

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Dan Collins Brisbane

Christian Owen Perth

OIL AND GAS LAW

James Bruining Perth

Bronwyn Clarkson Brisbane

CLIMATE CHANGE LAW

Andrew Dyda Adelaide

Andrew Beatty Sydney

Martin Kudnig Melbourne

Mitzi Gilligan Melbourne

Nicholas Pappas Sydney

Robyn Glindemann Perth

Karen Trainor Brisbane

OUTSOURCING LAW

Philip Catania Melbourne

ENERGY LAW

Eugenia Kolivos Sydney

Vishal Ahuja Sydney

Amanda Ludlow Brisbane

Louis Chiam Melbourne

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Angela Summersby Canberra

Peter Jarosek Perth

H O N O U R E E S

Michael MacGinley Brisbane

Jeremy Schultz Adelaide

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Richard Beasley SC Sydney

Graham Castledine MINING LAW

Simon Ball Sydney

Kate Bickford Adelaide

Peter W. Collinson QC

Perth

Tim Mellor Adelaide

John Rantino SC Melbourne

John Ware Brisbane

Melbourne

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Mark McAleer Perth

James Plumb Brisbane

WATER LAW

Barry Dunphy Brisbane

Claire Smith NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

David Ryan Sydney

Gavin Scott

Sydney

David Warren Melbourne

Katie Winterbourne Perth

Brisbane

Gerard Woods Perth

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THE GREAT DEBATE BETWEEN AGRICULTURE, MINING AND ENVIRONMENT CAN WE REALLY HAVE IT ALL? THE PURSUIT OF THE HARMONIOUS INTERSECTION OF AUSTRALIA’S AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCES INDUSTRIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

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published in January 2021, which was scathing of the cumbersome instrument and its inability to protect Australia’s environment. A centrepiece of the report was the recommendation for legally enforceable National Environmental Standards. While this report is now with the Commonwealth Government for consideration, implementation would no doubt impact the resources industry through stronger compliance and enforcement obligations. Regulation aside, resources companies are increasingly recognising environmental accountability, social responsibility, and profitability go hand in hand. To be considered a leader in the resources sector—and not run foul of the company’s social licence to operate—a sustainability strategy is now a ‘must have’ rather than a ‘nice to have’. Considerable dollars are being invested in research and innovations that can secure better environmental outcomes. The Australian Minerals “REGULATION ASIDE, I n d u s t r y h a s a l s o a d o p te d ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’, RESOURCES COMPANIES an accountability framework ARE INCREASINGLY applicable to all members of the Minerals Council of Australia, RECOGNISING ENVIRONMENTAL which promotes transparency ACCOUNTABILITY, SOCIAL and best practice. It ‘recognises that access to land is earned RESPONSIBILITY, AND by demonstrating responsible land stewardship throughout PROFITABILITY the mining lifecycle’. 2 GO HAND IN HAND.”

S A N ATIO N RIC H I N AG RIC U LTU R A L and mineral resources, Australia proudly asserts itself as a leader in both sectors on the world stage. Domestically, however, it is no secret our critical industries have come to blows. Where a parcel of land is both mineralrich and agriculturally fertile, what is our priority? Can the law support both to thrive without compromising the environment? L aw m a ke r s h ave l o n g g r a p p l e d wi t h t h e s e questions, but now they are undertaking this delicate balancing act under the watchful eye of a population which is more socially and environmentally astute than ever before. Our planning and environment law landscape as it stands today is the product of sustained attempts to find a fair middle ground and answer the question – can we really have it all?

Towards Sustainable Mining

Resources regulation has been an active area of reform over the past couple of years. A number of recent developments across jurisdictions have sought to increase efficiency, transparency and accountability. With the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Le g islatio n A me nd me nt Act 2020, Queensland has bolstered environmental per formance, requiring mining companies to develop Progressive R e h a b i l i t at i o n a n d C l o s u re Plans. The Act has also heightened scrutiny of the financial and technical capabilities of a resource authority holder when there is a change in ownership. The New South Wales Minerals Strategy, published in 2019, also includes improved compliance and reporting requirements for rehabilitation. In a similar spirit, amendments to Victoria’s Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 have established a Mine Rehabilitation Authority, which will monitor, maintain and manage declared mining land. At a Commonwealth level, a statutory review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (E PBC Act) resulted in a Final Repor t

Protecting Agricultural Land

Agricultural purposes account for 55% of Australia’s land use and are responsible for 11% of the nation’s goods and services exports. 3 Mineral-rich land is often found within thriving agricultural hubs, giving rise to complex negotiations for land access and compensation. In recent years there have been a number of legislative endeavours aimed at giving landholders greater protection. Queensland’s Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 earmarked land considered ‘areas of regional interest’, ‘priorit y agricultural areas’, ‘strategic cropping areas’ and ‘strategic environmental areas’. The Act introduced an assessment framework to manage the impact of resource activities on the abovementioned

1 The author acknowledges the assistance of Lauren Reddiex, Seasonal Clerk. 2 ‘Land Use’, Minerals Council of Australia (Web Page, 15 July 2021) <https://www.minerals.org.au/land-use>. 3 ‘Snapshot of Australian Agriculture 2021’, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Web Page, 15 July 2021) <https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/products/insights/snapshot-of-australian-agriculture-2021>.

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areas, necessitating a ‘regional interest authority’ for those resources activities that do not fall within an exemption provision. Developments such as coal seam gas, underground coal gasification, mining, urbanisation and permanent forest plantations are now assessed under this regulative regime. Underground resources activities have proved to be a hot topic of discussion, particularly in terms of determining fair and adequate compensation. While the activity may be conducted underground, the potential for subsidence should be considered, particularly where this might interfere with productive cropping land. The impact this has on landholders wa s a c k n ow l e d g e d by t h e N e w S o u t h Wa l e s government in 2017, with the introduction of the Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Act, which instituted fairer and quicker claims processes for surface damage caused by underground operations.

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At a Federal level, the Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015, which was ex tensively debated until 2019, constitutes one of the more bold attempts to influence the balance of power in favour of agriculture. While the bill was ultimately unsuccessful, it is a pertinent example of the balancing exercise that defines the ever-evolving relationship between Australia’s agriculture and resources industries and the environment.

Environmental Awakening Infiltrates Litigation

Environmental litigation, particularly as it applies to the approval of resources activities, often necessitates a consideration of the ‘public interest’. As concerns around climate change and human rights dominate


public discourse, these are now finding their way into litigation across Australian jurisdictions. H U M A N R I G H T S (A S A F F E C T E D BY C L I M AT E CHANGE) DEBATED IN THE COURT ROOM The Australian Capital Territor y, Victoria and Queensland now have their own human rights acts, which are proving increasingly relevant for planning and environment lawyers. In the recent Queensland Land Court matter of Waratah Coal Pty Ltd v Youth Verdict Ltd & Ors (No 2), 4 objectors to the grant of a mining lease argued the grant of a lease and an associated environmental authority would be incompatible with the Human Rights Act 2019, limiting a number of rights, namely: the right to life; the right not to have one’s privacy, family, home or correspondence unlawfully or arbitrarily interfered with; property rights and the cultural rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; among others. 5 While this argument was not determined by the Land Court, it did require the objectors to provide an exhaustive list of classes of individuals whose human rights they say will be limited by the grant of a mining lease. CONSIDER ATION OF CLIMATE TARGETS The New South Wales Land and Environment Court case of Gloucester Resources Ltd v Minister for Planning is also noteworthy. 6 The judge decided a proposed coal mine development would be “ in the wrong place at the wrong time”, this being a reference to “the greenhouse gas emissions of the coal mine and its coal product [that] will increase global total concentrations of greenhouse gasses at a time when what is now urgently needed, in order to meet generally agreed climate targets, is a rapid and deep decrease in greenhouse gas emissions”.7

DUT Y OF CARE M ost re c ently in the Fe deral C our t , Justic e Bromberg held that the Federal Minister for the Environment had a duty to take reasonable care in the exercise of powers when assessing and deciding whether to approve the extension to the Vickery coal mine near Gunnedah in New South Wales under the EPBC Act 8 . That duty was expressed as a duty to avoid causing personal injury or death to persons who were under 18 years of age and ordinarily resident in Australia arising from the emissions of carbon dioxide into the Ear th’s atmosphere. This demonstrates that while an individual mine may not on its own make a significant contribution to climate change, this case shows the judiciar y is conscious of community expectation and the need for a holistic view of climate change.

Conclusion

Recent history indicates there will not be one single point at which all parties—agricultural, resources, and environment advocates alike—agree on a perfect equilibrium. Each industry, along with environmental activists, will have its own agenda at the fore. What is clear, though, is societal expectations are shaping the law and best practice standards of these key industries. While it might be a case of give and take to an extent, the voices of our agricultural and environmental proponents are growing louder. To operate harmoniously, no one sector can ‘have it all’. The legal landscape will continue to evolve as lawmakers attempt to find this delicate balance and keep pace with burgeoning environmental needs and community expectations. ●

REBECCA HOARE Rebecca Hoare is an environment and planning lawyer and partner in the Brisbane office of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. She has nearly 20 years’ legal experience and is recognized in Best Lawyers for 2022 for her work in mining law, planning and environment law, climate change law, and land use and zoning law.

4 [2021] QLC 4. 5 Ibid [6]. 6 [2019] NSWLEC 7. 7 Ibid [699]. 8 Sharma by her litigation representative Sister Marie Brigid Arthur v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560

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A CLIMATE DUTY CONVERGING TRENDS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE NETHERLANDS: REASONABLE FORESEEABILITY IN CLIMATE CHANGE LAW AND OTHER NOVEL DEVELOPMENTS

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N 2 7 M AY 2 0 21, J u s t i c e M o r d e c a i Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia handed down the decision in Sharma by her litigation representative Sister Marie Brigid Ar thur v. Minister for the Environment. The question put to the cour t was whether the Minister for the Environment owed Australian children a duty of care when exercising her power under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act of 1999. The cour t answered in the affirmative—the first judgment of its kind in the world—recognising a novel duty in the tort of negligence for the foreseeable harm of climate change.

Background

Project under the EPBC Act. Broadly, in assessing whether a duty of care exists, the law of negligence focuses on the foreseeabilit y of harm and the relationship between the person who has caused or contributed to the harm (or will do so) and the persons who have been, or may be, harmed. They also sought an injunction to restrain the Minister from granting the EPBC Act approval due to an apprehended breach of that duty. On 8 February 2021, Vickery joined as second respondent for the limited purpose of participating in relation to the application for an interlocutory injunction brought by the applicants.

Findings of the Federal Court: May 2021

In 2014 , the W hitehaven C oal company was Justice Bromberg engaged granted development consent in ex tensive analysis of the under the New S outh Wales law of negligence, going back Environmental Planning and as far as the 12 th c entur y. Assessment (EPA) Act of 1979 The power to cause harm, he for a coal mine, the Vickery Coal observed, increased as society Project, in northern New South modernised—and as a result Wales. Whitehaven obtained t h e l aw of n e g l i g e n c e a n d the relevant approvals for the du t y of c are had expande d project, but coal production at “THE POWER TO CAUSE HARM, to encompass these changes Vickery has yet to begin. The over time. The judge project occupies a site within HE OBSERVED, INCREASED AS acknowledged the willingness the Gunne dah and Nar rabri and appropriateness of the SOCIETY MODERNIZED—AND AS A local government areas, c o mmon law to resp ond to approximately 25 kilometres RESULT THE LAW OF NEGLIGENCE changing so cial conditions , n o r th of G u n n e d ah i n N ew including those brought about South Wales. In early February AND DUTY OF CARE HAD by the inc reasing abili t y of 2016, Whitehaven applied to the EXPANDED TO ENCOMPASS THESE humans to harm one another. Commonwealth Minister for the As a result, he found that the Environment to expand and CHANGES OVER TIME.” law could intervene to create a ex tend the project under the novel duty of responsibility of EPBC Act. today’s adults toward those of V ic ke r y C oal , the se c o nd tomorrow. respondent in this case, is a wholly owned subsidiar y of SALIENT FE ATURES Whitehaven and replaced it as The applicant relied on four the proponent of the Extension ke y f a c to r s to s u p p o r t i t s Proje ct on 17 July 2018 . If argument that a suf ficiently approved, the Extension Project would, among other things, increase total coal close relationship existed to give rise to a duty of extraction from the mine to 168 million tonnes (Mt), care obligating the Minister to make reasonable from 135 million. When combusted, the additional efforts to avoid harm or injury to children: • the degree and nature of control the Minister coal extracted from the Extension Project will produce could exercise to avoid harm; about 100 Mt of CO2. The NSW Independent Planning • the vulnerability of the children; Commission (IPC) assessed the Extension Project • the reasonable foreseeability and nature of and, on 12 August 20 20, granted development the harm; and consent subject to cer tain conditions. Two days • the re c ognise d cate gor y of a relationship later the development consent, along with the NSW between the Minister and children. Department Report recommending approval, was Justice Bromberg ultimately concluded that each provided to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley MP, for final approval under of these features supported the recognition of a duty of care. Let’s look at two in particular. the EPBC Act. Reasonable foreseeability: The judge considered The proceedings began on 8 September 2020. The applicants claimed that Ley, the first respondent, that a general inquiry was necessary to ascertain owed them and other Australian children a duty of whether a reasonable person in the position of care to avoid harm or injur y when exercising her the Minister could foresee that the approval of the discretion to grant final approval of the Extension Extension Project would expose Australian children

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to potential harm or personal injury. In this case, the applicants did not allege a direct link between the Minister’s conduct and the personal injury, but rather that there were a series of steps between the Minister ’s conduct and each categor y of the harm alleged: 1. The Minister lif ts the statutor y prohibition enabling Vickery to extract the additional 33 Mt of coal from the Vickery mine. Approval by the Minister is assumed. 2. Vicker y ex tracts the coal, which results in its sale and combustion, and consequential emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere. 3. The emission of CO2 will increase global average surface temperature. 4. T h e i n c r e a s e i n g l o b a l ave r a g e s u r f a c e temperature leads to greater frequency or gravit y of ex treme climatic events such as heat waves or bush fires, which increases the risk of harm. Exper t evidence was adduced by the applicant from Dr Mallon, Dr Meyricke, Professor Capon, and Professor Steffen in their capacity as leading event attribution and climate science experts. The judge was satisfied based on this evidence that “a reasonable person in the Minister’s position would foresee that, by reason of the effect of increased CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere and the consequential increase in global average surface temperature, each of the Children is exposed, through the occurrence of heat waves or bush fires, to the risk of death or personal injury.” In coming to this conclusion, the judge accepted that the contribution to the risk of exposure to harm from the approval of coal extraction from the Extension Project could be characterised as “tiny.” However, in the context of a real (if unlikely) risk that the planet could warm by 4°C above pre-industrial temperature levels by about 2100, the Minister ’s prospective contribution was not so insignificant as to deny a real risk of harm to children. Bolstering this conclusion was the requirement of the Minister under Section 136(2)(a) of the EPBC Act to take into account principles of ecologically sustainable development listed in Section 3A, which includes the precautionar y principle “ if there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.” Justice Bromberg noted that “this is a case where the foreseeability of the probability of harm from the defendant’s conduct may be small, but where the foreseeable harm, should the risk of harm crystallise, is catastrophic. The consequent harm is so immense that it powerfully supports the conclusion that the children should be regarded as persons who are ‘so closely and directly affected’ that the Minister ‘ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected when . . . directing [her] mind to the acts . . . which are called in question.’ Accordingly, “reasonable foreseeability” is a strong salient feature in support of the posited duty of care being recognised by the law of negligence. The degree and nature of control: Unlike other

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negligence cases concerning nonfeasance (the failure to exercise power), this case related to the positive exercise by the Minister of a power that creates a real risk of harm. Justice Bromberg found that because of the functions conferred on the Minister, including the exercise of discretion under the EPBC Act, the Minister has substantive, almost exclusive control over the foreseeable, real risk of harm.

The Relationship Between a Novel Duty and the Statutory Functions Under the EPBC Act

The Minister contended that the imposition of a novel duty would amount to incoherence with her exercise of power because it would be inconsistent with the statutory task required of her by Sections 130 and 133 of the EPBC Act and would impose a consideration not contemplated within the legislation. In addition, the Minister contended that the duty would require that the avoidance of harm to the children would, in effect, be elevated to a mandatory and paramount consideration, and would therefore distort the Minister’s discretion. In c o nside ring and ul timately reje c ting this argument brought by the Minister, Justice Bromberg noted that “the EPBC Act’s promotion of decisionmaking processes that ‘effectively integrate both long-term and short term economic, environmental, social, and equitable considerations highlights an intent that competing considerations be assessed and that a balance be struck between them.” He further observed that “liability in negligence may cut across, impair, or dictate the exercise of a statutory discretion (including an approval power) without incoherence being observed.” With respect to the exercise of her functions under Sections 130 and 133, the judge expressly disagreed with the Minister, instead finding that “ H u m a n s afe t y i s a r e l e v a n t m a n d a to r y consideration in relation to a controlled action which may endanger human safety. In relation to a controlled action of that kind, the lives and safety of the Children are not optional considerations but have to be taken into account by the Minister when determining whether to approve or not approve the controlled action. That implication is found in the ‘subject-matter, scope and purpose’ of the EPBC Act. . . . The EPBC Act’s purpose is in part protective of people and communities as a defined part of the environment. It is impossible to accept that if the Minister was called upon to approve or not approve an activity which potentially endangers human safety—for example, the ex traction of asbestos from a new mine—the scheme of the EPBC Act would permit the Minister to choose freely whether or not she should consider human safety in making her decision.” In what commentators are calling a world first, Justice Bromberg held that a duty of care should be recognised, namely that the Minister owes a duty


to take reasonable care not to cause the children plaintiffs’ personal injur y (from climatic hazards brought about by increased temperatures due to climate change) when exercising her power under Sections 130 and 133 of the EPBC Act to approve or not approve the Extension Project. Nonetheless, even though he found there was a (novel) duty of care, the judge dismissed the plaintiffs’ application for an injunction because the Cour t wasn’t satisfied that a reasonable apprehension of breach of the duty of care by the Minister had been established. The applicants did not satisfy the Court that the extent of the restraint they seek was justified.

Orders of the Federal Court: July 2021

Justice Bromberg subsequently heard from parties on the form of declaration that should be made. On 8 July 2021, his Honour made final orders as follows: 1. T h e f i r s t re s p o n d e n t has a d u t y to ta ke reasonable care, in the exercise of her powers under Sections 130 and 133 of the EPBC Act in respect of referral EPBC No. 2016/ 76 49, to avoid causing personal injur y or death to persons who were under 18 years of age and ordinarily resident in Australia at the time of the commencement of this proceeding arising from emissions of carbon dioxide into the Ear th’s atmosphere. 2. The proceeding not continue as a representative proceeding in respect of persons who were under 18 years of age and not ordinarily resident in Australia at the time of the commencement of this proceeding. 3. The Minister pay the applicants’ costs of the proceeding. While the recognition of this dut y is novel in Australia, the final orders apply the duty narrowly to the EPBC Act referral for this particular case (referral EPBC No. 2016/7649). Nonetheless, it is highly likely that this novel duty of care would also be held to apply to other fossil-fuel or greenhouse-intensive developments determined by the Minister in the future. As a result, in the absence of a successful appeal by the Minister, it is expected that the Minister will consider it necessary to apply the duty of care to all future determinations of the majority (if not all) of proposed mining projects involving the extraction of coal.

Recent Dutch Case Law: Urgenda and Royal Dutch Shell

The Urgenda case (spanning 2015 – 2020) posed similar novel questions: whether the Dutch State was obliged to formulate and take specific actions to reduce, by the end of 2020, the emission of greenhouse gases originating from Dutch soil by

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at least 25 per cent compared to 1990, and whether courts can order the state to do so. On 20 January 2020, the Supreme Court and Hague Court of Appeal handed down the Urgenda decision, ruling that the Dutch State did owe a duty of care to protect the human rights of its citizens, and therefore did have to take appropriate action to mitigate the existential threat of climate change. On 26 May 2021 (the day before the Sharma decision), the Hague District Cour t handed down Milieudefensie et al. v Royal Dutch Shell, ruling that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 (relative to 2019 levels) due to an unwritten standard of care found in the Dutch Civil Code and in the protection of human rights under EU law. This reduction is to be achieved through Shell’s corporate policy and applies to the Shell Group’s entire energy portfolio. Interestingly, in its interpretation of the unwritten standard of care, the Hague District Court included the “internationally propagated and endorsed need for companies to genuinely take responsibility for Scope 3 emissions.” Unlike Scope 1 and 2 emissions which link directly from a project, Scope 3 emissions capture all indirect upstream and downstream emissions in the value chain of the reporting entity (but are not emitted by the reporting entity). Included in this finding was a “significant best-effort obligation” owed by the Shell Group as a whole (and not just the entity subject to the proceeding) to take the necessary steps to remove or prevent the serious risks ensuing from the CO2 emissions it generates, and to use its influence to limit any lasting consequences as much as possible. This obligation is not removed or reduced by the individual responsibility of the business relations and end users of their own CO2 emissions. Although Shell has indicated in a public statement that it will appeal this decision, if the appeal process in Urgenda is anything to go by, the original decision may well stand.

Parallels Between Dutch and Australian Case Law

The Right to Life: The applicants in the Shell case invoked the right to life, with the Hague District Court confirming that due to the precedent of the Urgenda decision in 2019, Article 2 offers protection against “the consequences of dangerous climate change due to C O 2 e missions - induc e d global warming.” In Australia, a country without a national human-rights framework and with only limited state and territor y legislation protecting human rights, considerations of the right to life (though not so expressed) came in Sharma via the tort of negligence and foreseeable harm and statutory construction of the EPBC Act. In coming to his decision, the judge directly contemplated the positive duty of a Minister to protect life in circumstances of alleged harm due to climate change. While not specifically expressed as a human right, in substance, the obligation can be said to be the same.

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Collective action: Both the Australian and Dutch courts observed that because climate change is a worldwide problem, and because resource companies cannot solve the problem on their own, collective action is required. In interpreting the Dutch Code’s unwritten standard of care, the court adopted the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), including the duty of companies to respect human rights and operate with diligence. This demonstrates a trend within Europe of increased focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, including greater application of the UNGPs to businesses within a court setting. In the Australian decision of Rocky Hill in 2019, Chief Judge Preston’s finding accords with the Hague District Court’s approach to cooperative action between states and businesses in order to reduce peak emissions in line with the Paris Agreement through multiple local actions. Reasonable foreseeability and recognition of a novel duty of care: Although Urgenda was not cited in the Sharma case, parallels are clearly drawn given that the subject matter relates to an alleged breach of a novel duty of care and reliance on foreseeable harm of the effects of climate change on human health. In establishing this novel duty of care in the Netherlands, the Dutch court recognised and accepted (as was subsequently done in Sharma) that the existential threat of climate change (in particular, rising sea levels) would pose a threat to current and future citizens of the Netherlands and was reasonably foreseeable on the available scientific evidence. In the recent Shell case, the Hague court echoed this, observing that given that Shell publishes figures

on emissions in its yearly reports, the threat was reasonably foreseeable to Shell and that it would be held accountable.

What Now?

While the Minister of Environment has yet to make a decision regarding the Vickery Extension Project, she indicated, in a press release dated 9 July 2021, that the federal government intends to file a notice of appeal against the decision of Justice Bromberg. As a result, it is expected that a decision about the Extension Project will be delayed until the appeal concludes (noting, however, that determinations relating to other fossil-fuel projects may be made in the meantime). As the law currently stands af ter Sharma, and subject to the impending appeal, the Minister may be required to consider this novel duty of care in exercising her discretion to approve or refuse certain actions under the EPBC Act. This approach may also be used in other approval settings where the objects of the environmental legislation are similar to the EPBC Act. How the Minister will go about this, including what information the Minister may consider in exercising such a duty, remains to be seen. Sharma and the Shell case demonstrate a growing acceptance by the courts of climate-change expert evidence in the context of the future projections of harm caused by fossil-fuel businesses, as well as a willingness by the courts to intervene by endorsing novel common law claims in an attempt to stop or mitigate climate-change effects arising from those businesses’ operations. ●

SAMANTHA DALY Samantha is a planning and environment lawyer specialising in the property, infrastructure, energy and resources industries. She acts for major miners, infrastructure providers and large developers, and advises her clients on all aspects of planning and environment regulation. Samantha has contributed to some of the largest mining projects in Australia and has a 100% success rate in obtaining planning and environment approvals for her clients.

LARA DOUVARTZIDIS Lara is an associate at Johnson Winter & Slattery. She works primarily in the environment and planning team, she advises on investigations, environmental risk assessment, approvals and compliance across a range of sectors, including resources, major projects and education, as well as conducting complex litigation. Lara has significant experience more broadly in commercial disputes and pro bono work, including acting as a pro bono coordinator for the firm. She also advises clients on modern slavery obligations. Lara was a finalist in the 2021 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards for Native Title, Planning and Environment and is on the Australasian Lawyer’s Rising Stars list for 2021.

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MELBOURNE CASTAN CHAMBERS Charles M. Scerri QC DENTONS dentons.com John Mollard GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Philip Edmands, Neil Pathak, Craig Semple HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Gail Owen JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Martin Kudnig JRT PARTNERSHIP jrtpartnership.com.au Peter Bramwell KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Jeff Clark, Scott Langford, Stephen Minns, Jonathan Oldham, Peter Stirling


LIST A BARRISTERS barristers.com.au Peter W. Collinson QC MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Marcus Best PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES pwc.com Damian McNair

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Adam Handley NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Paul Lingard POPLAR LEGAL poplarlegal.com.au/ Eric Fethers THOMSON GEER PERTH tglaw.com.au Michael Bowen, Marc Wilshaw

ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com Goran Galic, Geoff Simpson, Peter Wilkes ALLENS allens.com.au Igor Bogdanich, Mark McAleer, Jodi Reinmuth, Gerard Woods ALLION PARTNERS allionpartners.com Stuart Mengler ASHURST ashurst.com Gaelan Cooney, Roger Davies, Geoff Gishubl, Lorenzo Pacitti BLACKWALL LEGAL blackwall.legal/ Will Moncrieff CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Brett Cohen, Mark Paganin CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Robert Franklyn, Christian Owen DENTONS dentons.com David Perks DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Alex Jones FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au Mark Gerus, Elspeth Hensler GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Marshall McKenna, Tim O'Leary GRONDAL BRUINING grondalbruining.com.au Liz Allnutt, Dean Grondal HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Bruno Camarri, Ante Golem, David Gray, Jay Leary, Elizabeth Macknay, Robert Merrick, Simon Reed HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL hoganlovells.com Matthew Johnson HOLLINGDALES hollingdales.com.au Michael Hollingdale HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au Paul Harley, Michael Hunt HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Michael Boyce, Bronwyn Davies JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Matthew Bowen, Neil Gentilli JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Peter Smith JONES DAY jonesday.com Adam Conway, Michael Lundberg KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Sally Audeyev, Robert Edel, Nigel Hunt, Heath Lewis, Alan Murray, James Wang LANTEGY LEGAL lantegy.com.au Katie Winterbourne M WATTS LEGAL mwattslegal.com.au Melissa Watts MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Daniel Kirk

ASHURST ashurst.com John Briggs, Simon Brown, Jeremy Chenoweth, Tony Denholder, Paul Newman BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com Tanya Denning BARTLEY COHEN LITIGATION LAWYERS bartleylaw.com Khory McCormick CARTER NEWELL carternewell.com Kelly Alcorn, Bronwyn Clarkson, James Plumb SYDNE Y CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com ASHURST Emma Covacevich, Mark Geritz, Dan Howard, ashurst.com Mark Brennan, David Frecker, Michael Harrison, Stuart MacGregor, Kathryn Pacey, Karen Trainor David Mason COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS cgw.com.au BAKER MCKENZIE Leanne O'Neill bakermckenzie.com Mathieu Hanaut CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au CLAYTON UTZ Paul Careless, Franka Cheung, Michael claytonutz.com MacGinley, Andrea Moffatt, Henry Prokuda Rory Moriarty FOOKS LEGAL COMMERCIAL COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY fookslegal.com cbp.com.au Darren Fooks Simon Fraser HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS DENTONS herbertsmithfreehills.com dentons.com Matthew FitzGerald, Jay Leary, Madeline Kym Livesley Simpson, Ian Williams GADENS HOPGOODGANIM gadens.com.au hopgoodganim.com.au Mark Pistilli Damian Roe HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY herbertsmithfreehills.com jws.com.au David Ryan, Ian Williams Bruce Adkins, Stuart Clague JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY JONES DAY jws.com.au jonesday.com Samantha Daly, John Keeves Andrew Smith JONES DAY KING & WOOD MALLESONS jonesday.com kwm.com Tony J. Wassaf Matthew Austin, Robert Jackson, Craig Rogers KING & WOOD MALLESONS MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON kwm.com mccullough.com.au Nicholas Pappas Liam Davis LANDER & ROGERS MINTERELLISON landers.com.au minterellison.com Deanna Constable Mark Carkeet, Brendan Clark, Simon Scott MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA mccullough.com.au nortonrosefulbright.com Patrick Holland Keira Brennan, Gavin Scott MINTERELLISON OXBY LEGAL minterellison.com oxbylegal.com Simon Ball, John Whitehouse QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN William Oxby SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS quinnemanuel.com sparke.com.au Beau Deleuil James Minchinton SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS STEFAN LUKE - LAWYER sparke.com.au Stefan Luke Alan McKelvey, David White SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS DARWIN sparke.com.au Alan McKelvey, David White CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Margaret Michaels

JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Martin Kudnig, Peter Rose JRT PARTNERSHIP jrtpartnership.com.au Peter Bramwell KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Louis Chiam, Scott Langford, Peter Stirling NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Jeremy Wickens

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ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com Meredith Campion, Goran Galic, Angus Jones, Geoff Simpson, Peter Wilkes ALLENS allens.com.au Igor Bogdanich, Nicholas Creed, Mark McAleer, Jodi Reinmuth, Gerard Woods ALLION PARTNERS allionpartners.com Stuart Mengler ASHURST ashurst.com Gaelan Cooney, Roger Davies, Geoff Gishubl, Lorenzo Pacitti, Peter Vaughan BLACKWALL LEGAL blackwall.legal/ Will Moncrieff CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Brett Cohen, Mark Paganin CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Robert Franklyn, Peter Jarosek DENTONS dentons.com David Perks DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Alex Jones FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au Mark Gerus GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Marshall McKenna, Tim O'Leary GRONDAL BRUINING grondalbruining.com.au James Bruining, Dean Grondal, Yvonne Jansen, Gary Thomas HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Stuart Barrymore, Bruno Camarri, Jay Leary, Robert Merrick, Simon Reed HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL hoganlovells.com Matthew Johnson HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au Paul Harley HWL EBSWORTH MELBOURNE hwlebsworth.com.au Michael Boyce, Bronwyn Davies BAKER MCKENZIE JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY bakermckenzie.com jws.com.au Aylin Cunsolo Michael Dulaney, Darren Grondal, Jee-Seon Lee, CLAYTON UTZ Peter Smith claytonutz.com JONES DAY Damien Gardiner jonesday.com ADEL AIDE CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Adam Conway, Michael Lundberg corrs.com.au FINLAYSONS K&L GATES Gavin MacLaren finlaysons.com.au klgates.com DENTONS Andrew Dyda Adam Levine dentons.com JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY KING & WOOD MALLESONS John Mollard jws.com.au kwm.com GIBBS ADVISORY James Marshall Sally Audeyev, Robert Edel, Tim Edwards, Nigel gibbsadvisory.com.au Hunt, Heath Lewis, Alan Murray MINTERELLISON Meredith Gibbs minterellison.com LANTEGY LEGAL GILBERT + TOBIN Kent Grey lantegy.com.au gtlaw.com.au Robyn Glindemann, Katie Winterbourne Philip Edmands, Neil Pathak, Craig Semple BRISBANE M WATTS LEGAL HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS mwattslegal.com.au ALLENS herbertsmithfreehills.com Melissa Watts allens.com.au Baden Furphy John Greig, Ben Zillmann MILLS OAKLEY HWL EBSWORTH millsoakley.com.au hwlebsworth.com.au Daniel Kirk Gail Owen

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NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Jessica Davies, Paul Lingard POPLAR LEGAL poplarlegal.com.au/ Eric Fethers SARAH HARRISON CONSULTING Sarah Harrison

KELLEDY JONES LAWYERS kelledyjones.com.au Victoria Shute MELLOR OLSSON BRISBANE PERTH mellorolsson.com.au Anthony Kelly, Tim Mellor ASHURST ALLEN & OVERY ashurst.com allenovery.com MINTERELLISON Jeremy Chenoweth, Tony Denholder, Paul Angus Jones, Geoff Simpson, Peter Wilkes minterellison.com Newman Jeremy Hill ALLENS SYDNE Y BAKER MCKENZIE allens.com.au O'LOUGHLINS LAWYERS bakermckenzie.com Igor Bogdanich, Nicholas Creed, Tracey oloughlins.com.au ALLEN & OVERY Tanya Denning Greenaway, Gerard Woods James Frearson-Lea allenovery.com Adam Stapledon CARTER NEWELL ASHURST PIPER ALDERMAN carternewell.com ashurst.com piperalderman.com.au ASHURST Bronwyn Clarkson, James Plumb Peter Vaughan Ashley Watson ashurst.com Mark Brennan, David Frecker, Michael Harrison, CLAYTON UTZ CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH THOMSON GEER David Mason, Georgia Quick, Chris Redden, claytonutz.com corrs.com.au tglaw.com.au Murray Wheater, Claire Woodland Emma Covacevich, Mark Geritz, Dan Howard, Peter Jarosek Fraser Bell Stuart MacGregor CLAYTON UTZ DENTONS BRISBANE claytonutz.com dentons.com CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Rory Moriarty corrs.com.au David Perks ALLENS Paul Careless, Franka Cheung, Michael allens.com.au COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY GILBERT + TOBIN MacGinley, Henry Prokuda, Peter Schenk Bill McCredie, Rosanne Meurling cbp.com.au gtlaw.com.au Simon Fraser Michael Blakiston FOOKS LEGAL COMMERCIAL ANDERSSEN LAWYERS fookslegal.com anderssens.com.au DENTONS GRONDAL BRUINING Darren Fooks Dale Ellerman dentons.com grondalbruining.com.au Kym Livesley James Bruining GADENS ASHURST gadens.com.au ashurst.com DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Lionel Hogg John Briggs dlapiper.com herbertsmithfreehills.com James Stewart Stuart Barrymore, Bruno Camarri, Jay Leary, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS BAKER MCKENZIE herbertsmithfreehills.com Robert Merrick bakermckenzie.com GADENS Matthew FitzGerald, Jay Leary Lauren Kirkwood gadens.com.au JACKSON MCDONALD Mark Pistilli jacmac.com.au HOPGOODGANIM CARTER NEWELL hopgoodganim.com.au Matthew Bowen carternewell.com GILBERT + TOBIN Jonathan Fulcher, Martin Klapper Kelly Alcorn, Hannah Riggs gtlaw.com.au JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Christopher Flynn jws.com.au JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY CLAYTON UTZ jws.com.au Michael Dulaney, Darren Grondal, Jee-Seon Lee, claytonutz.com GREENWAY CHAMBERS Bruce Adkins, Stuart Clague Peter Smith Kathryn Pacey, Majella Pollard, Karen Trainor greenway.com.au Michael Astill JONES DAY JONES DAY COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY jonesday.com jonesday.com cbp.com.au HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Andrew Smith Adam Conway Ben Caldwell, Nadia Czachor, Ian L. Wright herbertsmithfreehills.com Tony Damian, Peter Davis, David Ryan, Ian KING & WOOD MALLESONS KING & WOOD MALLESONS CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Williams kwm.com kwm.com corrs.com.au Matthew Austin, Robert Jackson, Craig Rogers Robert Edel, Alan Murray Michael Leong, Brent Lillywhite, Henry Prokuda JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA GADENS Peter Slattery level27chambers.com.au nortonrosefulbright.com gadens.com.au Damian Clothier QC, Shane Doyle QC Paul Lingard Danny O'Brien JONES DAY jonesday.com MINTERELLISON HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS SYDNE Y herbertsmithfreehills.com Tony J. Wassaf minterellison.com Mark Carkeet, Brendan Clark Michael Back, Madeline Simpson ASHURST KING & WOOD MALLESONS ashurst.com kwm.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA HOLDING REDLICH David Frecker, Michael Harrison, Murray Dominic Bortoluzzi, Nicholas Pappas, Claire nortonrosefulbright.com holdingredlich.com Wheater Rogers Gavin Scott Amelia Prokuda, Gerard Timbs GILBERT + TOBIN MINTERELLISON SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS HOPGOODGANIM gtlaw.com.au minterellison.com sparke.com.au hopgoodganim.com.au Christopher Flynn John Whitehouse James Minchinton Gemma Chadwick, James Ireland, Robyn Lamb, Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls, Olivia Williamson HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN DARWIN herbertsmithfreehills.com quinnemanuel.com KING & COMPANY Tony Damian, David Ryan Beau Deleuil kingandcompany.com.au CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Terry Law, Michael Quirk JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS Margaret Michaels jws.com.au sparke.com.au KING & WOOD MALLESONS John Keeves, Peter Slattery Andrew White kwm.com MELBOURNE Matthew Austin KING & WOOD MALLESONS WHITE & CASE kwm.com whitecase.com BAKER MCKENZIE LEANNE BOWIE LAWYERS Vishal Ahuja, Nicholas Pappas Joel Rennie bakermckenzie.com bowielaw.com.au Kenneth Gray Leanne Bowie, Kaylene Perissinotto MINTERELLISON minterellison.com DENTONS LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS Katrina Groshinski dentons.com level27chambers.com.au John Mollard Nicholas Andreatidis QC, Roger Traves QC, John Ware HIVE LEGAL hivelegal.com.au MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON Andrew Brookes, Mitzi Gilligan mccullough.com.au Sarah Hausler, Stuart Macnaughton, Troy Webb HWL EBSWORTH ADEL AIDE hwlebsworth.com.au MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS Gail Owen mcw.com.au DW FOX TUCKER LAWYERS Ciaran Houston JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY dwfoxtucker.com.au jws.com.au MILLS OAKLEY Kate Bickford Martin Kudnig, Peter Rose millsoakley.com.au FINLAYSONS Rayne Nelms JRT PARTNERSHIP finlaysons.com.au jrtpartnership.com.au MINTERELLISON Andrew Dyda Peter Bramwell minterellison.com HWL EBSWORTH ADEL AIDE Michelle Borzillo, Tim Hanmore, Michelle KING & WOOD MALLESONS hwlebsworth.com.au Pennicott, Carolyn Salam kwm.com FBR LAW Kate Brandon, Kate McKeough fbrlaw.com.au Louis Chiam MINTERELLISON JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Sean Ryan minterellison.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA jws.com.au Michelle Borzillo, Tim Hanmore, Michelle nortonrosefulbright.com FINLAYSONS James Marshall, Amanda Seaton Pennicott, Carolyn Salam finlaysons.com.au Jeremy Wickens MINTERELLISON Kyra Reznikov NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA minterellison.com nortonrosefulbright.com K AIN LAWYERS Andrew Corletto, Neil Gordon, Kent Grey, Rebecca Hoare kainlawyers.com.au Jennifer Tobin Tim Hall

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PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Ashley Watson

YOUNG'S LIST youngslist.com.au Noel Magee QC

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THYNNE + MACARTNEY thymac.com.au Tim Quirk

CASTLEDINE GREGORY LAW & MEDIATION cglawmediation.com.au Graham Castledine CLAYTON UTZ CANBERR A claytonutz.com Brad Wylynko BRADLEY ALLEN LOVE LAWYERS ballawyers.com.au FLINT LEGAL Alan Bradbury Martin Flint CLAYTON UTZ HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS claytonutz.com herbertsmithfreehills.com Alfonso del Rio Melanie Debenham KING & WOOD MALLESONS KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com kwm.com Chris Wheeler Sally Audeyev LANTEGY LEGAL MELBOURNE lantegy.com.au Robyn Glindemann, Katie Winterbourne ASHURST ashurst.com LAVAN Robert Jamieson, Jeff Lynn lavan.com.au Alex McGlue, Paul McQueen, Craig Wallace BEST HOOPER besthooper.com.au MCLEODS John Cicero, Tania Cincotta, Romy Davidov, Ian mcleods.com.au Pitt QC, Dominic Scally Denis McLeod, Craig Slarke CASTAN CHAMBERS MINTERELLISON Louise M. R. Hicks minterellison.com Nada Raphael CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com MOHARICH & MORE Sallyanne Everett, Damien Gardiner moharichandmore.com.au Belinda Moharich DAVIS ADVISORY davisadvisory.com.au THOMSON GEER Stephen Davis tglaw.com.au Julius Skinner FOLEY'S LIST foleys.com.au SYDNE Y Susan Brennan S.C., Christopher J. Canavan QC, Juliet E. Forsyth S.C., Peter O'Farrell 13 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS 13wentworth.com.au/ GIBBS ADVISORY Clifford Ireland gibbsadvisory.com.au Meredith Gibbs 7 WENTWORTH SELBORNE 7thfloor.com.au HALL & WILCOX Adrian Galasso SC hallandwilcox.com.au Meg Lee, Rory O'Connor ADDISONS addisonslawyers.com.au HOLDING REDLICH Harshane Kahagalle, Helen Macfarlane, Penny holdingredlich.com Murray Joseph Monaghan ALLENS HWL EBSWORTH allens.com.au hwlebsworth.com.au Mark Bartley, James Lofting, David Vorchheimer Felicity Rourke ASHURST KING & WOOD MALLESONS ashurst.com kwm.com Mark Brennan, Rebecca Dixon, Tony Hill Mark Beaufoy, Tony Troiani BAIRD LAWYERS LIST A BARRISTERS bairdlawyers.com.au barristers.com.au Stuart R. Morris QC, Christopher J. Townshend David Baird QC BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com LIST G BARRISTERS Ilona Millar listgbarristers.com.au Marita Foley SC BARTIER PERRY bartier.com.au MADDOCKS Dennis Loether maddocks.com.au Maria Marshall, Terry Montebello, John Rantino BEATTY LEGAL SC beattylegal.com Andrew Beatty MARCUS LANE GROUP marcuslanegroup.com.au CLAYTON UTZ Adeline Lane, Mimi Marcus claytonutz.com Brendan Bateman, Andrew Poulos, Claire Smith, MINTERELLISON Nick Thomas minterellison.com Amanda Johns CLYDE & CO clydeco.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Jacinta Studdert nortonrosefulbright.com Tamara Brezzi, Elisa de Wit, Sally Macindoe COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS Todd Neal rk.com.au Matthew Beazley, Andrew Sherman CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au S&K PLANNING LAWYERS Louise Camenzuli, Christine Covington Jessica Lee Kaczmarek, Megan Schroor DENTONS WHITE & CASE dentons.com whitecase.com David O'Donnell, Jodie Wauchope Michelle Keen, Tim Power ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS OFFICE YOUNG'S LIST edonsw.org.au youngslist.com.au Emma Carmody, Brendan Dobbie, Elaine Sarah Porritt Johnson PERTH GREENWAY CHAMBERS greenway.com.au ALLENS Michael Astill allens.com.au Eve Lynch HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au ASHURST Brendan Tobin ashurst.com Geoff Gishubl, Michael Voros HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Peter Briggs, Rebecca Davie, John Taberner

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HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Breellen Warry HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Kirston Gerathy, Jane Hewitt, Paul Lalich, John Paul Merlino JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Samantha Daly KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Michael Causer, Debra Townsend LEVEL NINE WENTWORTH CHAMBERS ninewentworth.com.au Richard Beasley SC LINDSAY TAYLOR LAWYERS lindsaytaylorlawyers.com.au Megan Hawley, Sue Puckeridge, Stuart Simington, Lindsay Taylor MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Patrick Ibbotson, Michael Winram MARTIN PLACE CHAMBERS mpchambers.net.au Tim Poisel MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mccullough.com.au Kate Swain MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Anthony Whealy MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Simon Ball, Luke Walker, John Whitehouse NIGEL BOWEN CHAMBERS nigelbowen.com.au Patrick W. Larkin SC NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Nicholas Brunton, Justin Chenevier, Sarah Mansfield, Elizabeth Wild SIXTH FLOOR SELBORNE/WENTWORTH CHAMBERS sixthfloor.com.au Anna Mitchelmore SC SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Chris Drury STOREY & GOUGH sglaw.com.au Christopher Gough THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Fiona Mudie, Craig Tidemann

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Brendan Clark, Simon Scott, Julie Whitehead

MELBOURNE ASHURST ashurst.com Robert Jamieson CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Joseph Barbaro, John Walter, David Warren DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com John Gallagher HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com John Curtis HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Mark Bartley, Gail Owen KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Mark Beaufoy NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Elisa de Wit PINSENT MASONS pinsentmasons.com Greg Campbell RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au Andrew Sherman WHITE & CASE whitecase.com Tim Power, Alan Rosengarten

PERTH ALLENS allens.com.au Eve Lynch CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Brad Wylynko CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Alan Churley DANIELA TONON LEGAL tononlegal.com.au Daniela Tonon LANTEGY LEGAL lantegy.com.au Robyn Glindemann, Katie Winterbourne

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○ Flexible and Respite care - funding for T I S A T R U I S M that in spite of the global provision of accommodation and care on pandemic, the world continues to age rapidly. short term basis To d ay, we a r e s e e i n g t h e e m e r g e n c e of •privately funded user pays services. demographics around the world where the ‘Seniors living’ is a term often used to describe the form proportion of the aged population has increased to a point where the total population is in decline of purpose built environment intended to be occupied (e.g., Japan), and the burden on younger taxpayers by aged persons. This form of built environment can be further divided into three distinct categories: is increasing. 1. Independent living – often described as the The public policy challenge of meeting the clinical, pe rson’s “ home”. T his may be a suburban cultural, and domiciliary and support needs of the home, an apar tment, mobile home or other ageing population continues to intensify. independent living which is regulated under All governments around the world are struggling the Real Proper t y Act, strata title, rental or and searching for policy positions that meet and mobile home legislation; balance the competing objectives of: 2. Retirement Villages - being purpose - built 1. Who pays? To what extent the aged demand environments for “retired” person, regulated is m e t th ro u g h th e p u b lic p u r se (w i th o u t under the Retirement Villages overwhelming the younger Ac t across all jurisdic tions taxpaying population) or in Australia, hosting var ying the age d individual and degrees of ancillary services their family; and facilities; 2. W h o i s r e s p o n s i b l e ? 3. Nursing Homes – purpose Providing autonomy and built environments regulated dignity to the aged through and funded under the Aged choice (in circumstances Care Act. where capacity may fail) “AGED CARE AND SENIORS The majorit y of seniors but holding providers living is within independent responsible for provision LIVING CONTINUES TO BE A living , with approximately of services; CHALLENGING INDUSTRY THAT 7% of the population over 65 3. Who cares? Where does occupying retirement villages the workforce to provide MIXES A HIGHLY REGULATED an d ap p roximate l y 19 0 , 0 0 0 this suppor t come from, aged persons living in nursing what are their qualifications ENVIRONMENT WITH THE homes no more than 2%. to be? What is the role of CHALLENGES OF A VULNERABLE Australia’s aged care system family support? is highly taxpayer subsidised This paper will discuss the SECTION OF THE POPULATION.” (approximately $30Bn pa 2021) current regulatory framework and regulated. In contrast, in Australia, the reform agenda n e igh b o u r in g c o u ntr ies are and the future directions in less regulated in terms of an Aus tr alia in re lati o n to th e aged care structure both across provision of care and the built support services and the form environments. of housing and less reliant upon Government-funded suppor t. C U R R E N T R E G U L AT O R Y W ith the growing pressures FR AMEWORK In Australia, the provision of care or domiciliary referred to, Australia continues to explore less support to the ageing population is provided either reliance on Government-funded support while still providing consumer protection, while neighbouring through: • the publicly funded Aged Care Act 1997 (C’th), countries move towards and are exploring greater w h i c h p r ov i d e s s u b s i d i s e d c a r e s e r v i c e s Government support and regulation and looking to Australia for examples. described as: ○ Commonwealth Home Support Programs GOVERNMENT REFORM provided to individuals as subsidised care Over the last four years, there has been a heightened and support; focus on consumer protection and interrogation of ○ Home Care Packages - being packages for quality-of-care services provided in aged care, both domiciliary and clinical support for people home care and within nursing homes. living at home; In New South Wales, the review of the retirement ○ Residential Aged Care - being funding villages industr y under taken by Kathr yn Greiner for care and services within a built AO in 2017 has provided a platform for significant environment being a nursing home.

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reforms to the Retirement V illages Act to give greater consumer protection, disclosure, security, and provision of services to residents. In aged care, the Commonwealth Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety that commenced hearings in Februar y 2019 exposed signif icant shortcomings in the provision of aged care through the current structure with the Interim Report titled simply ‘Neglect’. The final report issued in March 2021 provided 148 recommendations for reforms to the aged care regulatory system structure and the Aged Care Act itself. The Royal Commission took the approach of a consumer-centred, taxpayer-funded, demand-driven support system for those needed to access aged care services. This holistic approach was essentially rejected by the Federal Government, leaving open the way for greater consumer contribution to the cost of support but maintaining the consumer-focused regulatory framework. The Federal Government response to the final report moves the policy focus to reflect a clear separation of accommodation, (being the responsibilit y of the consumer) from care services (funded by the Government on an assessed needs basis) with a role for consumer co - contribution (to be fur ther explained) forming the foundation going forward. The reform agenda has commenced with clear direction to bring the various forms of care support categories under a single assessment model with varying support packages based upon changing needs. Reforms to the funding of home care in 2021 have put pressure on current home care providers to explore consolidation amongst industry participants and a move to aggregate the customer cohort to geographically confined areas to drive efficiencies of delivery of service.

All of these reform agendas have given rise to increased take-up of home support services within retirement villages, a reluctance by the aged to enter nursing homes (due to a large degree from the Royal Commission report) and the development of innovative models such as vertical co-located, intergenerational, mixed - use built environments that can cater for the full range of a person’s care and accommodation needs. All these reforms are continuing and will continue until 2024, when the current structure of funding nursing homes directly based upon planning regions is dismantled. THE FUTURE Aged care and seniors living continues to be a challenging industry that mixes a highly regulated environment with the challenges of a vulnerable section of the population, pitted against a body of substitute decision- makers who will be asked to fund the reforms from their taxes but will also benefit from the most significant intergenerational wealth transfer the world has ever seen. These pressures give rise to difficult questions of assessing an aged person’s capacity, determining who the best decision-maker is, what it means to act in the best interests of the aged and assessing and accessing the resources held by the elderly to provide for their care. From the operators’ and providers’ point of view, it gives rise to opportunities of developing innovative accommodation structures, financing products and service delivery models. The evolution and innovation within the industry have really only just begun, and the legal framework that emerges will play an integral part in assisting the future development whilst continuing to protect the most vulnerable people in our community.●

ARTHUR KOUMOUKELIS Arthur Koumoukelis is a Partner at Thomson Geer, specialising in the aged care and retirement village industry. Arthur holds degrees in both accounting and law. This background in corporate and tax allows him to advise on all aspects of the structuring, acquisition, disposal, development and operation of aged care, assisted living and independent living retirement living environments. He also provides assistance to approved providers and operators of seniors living facilities in relation to any litigious issues, disputes and administrative actions.

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complexities and variations, clear direction and guidance via the cour ts is required for decisions to be made in a fair and consistent way. A second test case will determine a range of policy wording matters, including policy descriptions around the proximity of a COVID outbreak, how diseases are defined and regulatory requirements. While the industry grapples with the consequences of this decision, the Insurance Council of Australia warns claims may not be finalised until the conclusion of the second test case, which is scheduled to be heard in September 2021.

The Australian insurance industry, like the global industry, is facing unprecedented challenges—some of the most difficult it has experienced in recent times. Ef fective and ef ficient risk mitigation is paramount as insurers battle increasing pressure from a number of fronts across all sectors. At the same time, in navigating through these issues, insurers have been presented with oppor tunities to identify new ways to service the needs of their customers. Featuring throughout this disruptive new order are a number of key recent decisions, rulings and regulatory responses that continue to impact the risk landscape: The insurance market in Australia has traditionally • increasing cybersecurity and privacy exposures as insurers explore digital customer experience been a relatively attractive market for insurers – the one problem being pricing. In recent years the solutions • increasing frequency of major weather events market has hardened considerably due to a number • the continued prevalence of class actions in a of factors and developments that have impacted jurisdiction already well known for being “class Gilchrist Connell’s clients and the market at large. These include: action-friendly” • uncertainties surrounding COVID -19; • implementation of new compliance requirements • increasing financial pressures resulting from: and regulations following the financial services ○ low interest rates Royal Commission ○ increased claims costs arising from a raft • introduction of mandator y insurance of recent major and costly natural disasters re quire me nts for design and c ons tr uc tion and the associated rise in reinsurance practitioners costs • addressing key liability, damages and limitations ○ industry-wide decline in customer retention relating to abuse and sensitive claims matters, as Australian households continue to and battle social and economic impacts of the • prioritising the protection of the public COVID-19 global pandemic, in assessing mat ters global recession and a involving misconduct by sluggish post-GFC recovery health professionals. while facing increased Front and centre currently insurance costs is the uncertainty surrounding • harsher regulations and an business interruption cover for “THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH increase in securities class those impacted by COVID -19, actions as a result of the Hayne following the test case defeat in REMOTE WORKING HAVE CREATED Royal Commission the High Court in June this year. NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CYBER• i m p lic a ti o ns of o p e r a ti n g This judgment upheld the initial remote workplaces, including 20 20 NS W C our t of A ppeal ATTACKERS, INCLUDING PHISHING employment practices liability decision, finding in favour of and cybersecurity as a result AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING policyholders and denying of COVID -19 insurers’ application for special EVENTS. IN ADDITION, CLAIMS • issues such as cladding leave to appeal. The primar y and increased regulation decision was relevant to claims RELATING TO COVERAGE UNDER of the building industr y and lodged across Australia. CYBER, MEDIA, AND TECHNOLOGY associated consultants, and It is estimated that more than • increase in litigation funding 250,000 business interruption ERRORS AND OMISSIONS POLICIES of c l as s a c ti o n s , w i t h t wo policies with claims valued at actions currently in train HAVE INCREASED DUE TO THE around $10 billion are affected. involving major onshore For many businesses, these PANDEMIC.” insure rs while awaiting the p olicies have b e e n tailo re d o u tc o m e of S e p te m b e r ’s by their broker for their second COVID -19 test case. individual needs. Due to these

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The key implications of these impacts are a continued hardening of the market and a shrinking appetite for Australian risk. These pressures have resulted in more restrictive coverage terms but have enabled those carriers with appetite to obtain more realistic pricing. For the first time since the early 2000s, insured entities are faced with a real dilemma as cover is more restricted, more expensive, and in some cases almost impossible to obtain. Brokers have their work cut out for them in many areas. While COVID-19 initially caused a spike in travel and business interruption claims (before the pandemic exclusions were quickly updated and tightened where necessary), its impact on the way we work, with most adopting a hybrid working model combining home and office locations, has also led to employer risks and demand for legal services. We have experienced this effect firsthand at Gilchrist Connell, as our national employment practices liability and workplace practice teams have experienced extraordinary growth over the last 18 months. We have also seen growth in cyber claims as the demand for specialist legal expertise has increased. The risks associated with remote working have created new oppor tunities for cyber- at tackers, including phishing and social engineering events. In addition, claims relating to coverage under cyber, media, and technology errors and omissions policies have increased due to the pandemic. Regulatory change and social attitudes have also led to an increased frequency of environmental claims. The combined impact of the hardening market and the pandemic will mean some covers will be affected by new regulations. Insured entities need to fully evaluate their risk management as insurance coverage might not provide the complete protection it once did. All these factors are expected to lead to an increased demand for legal services as more issues arise relating to the availability and scope of insurance programs. These major impacts have meant that insurance lawyers have been exceptionally busy. All indications point to this hardened market remaining in place for the foreseeable future. To meet the increased demand, we have experienced significant growth across the countr y, increasing our workforce by 30% in recent months. Looking forward for our insurer clients, a focus on managing costs, claims ratios and margins driven by

the desire to increase profitability will result in price rises and limited scopes of cover. These responses are likely to have wider business and economic implications, and for the industry, reduced capacity may require brokers and insureds to work harder to source appropriate coverage. This process, in turn, might give rise to still more disputes. There are, however, already some signs of oppor tunity, with new carriers gently looking to explore markets that were previously too poorly priced for them. The correction in this regard will continue to translate to opportunities for insurers. We expect this to lead to an upsurge of demand for legal advice around navigating the new risk landscape, including assisting insurers to reconsider the levels of risk they are prepared to bear and deliver more flexible, cost- ef fective, tailored insurance policies rather than relying on off-the-shelf insurance solutions.

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We believe in investing in strengthening our expertise in each area of insurance law to provide our clients with market-leading advice and tailored solutions to achieve the most commercially beneficial outcome. We also believe invaluable knowledge transfer, sharing industry insights, legislative updates, market trends, and threats that could impact our clients. Covering all areas of insurance law, we share our insights through multiple channels, including publication for authoritative articles, updates, and practical guides, and specifically tailored educational sessions and programs. We regularly contribute content and expert commentary to Australia’s major insurers, business press, insurance, and legal titles and media and frequently present at influential industry forums. Consistently recognised and ranked in the Best Lawyers in Australia, Gilchrist Connell is proud to have a team of leading insurance specialists with expertise in all areas of insurance law spanning the country and servicing our clients all over Australia and abroad. ●

RICHARD WOOD Recognised as a pre-eminent leader in the Australian insurance industry, Richard is the Managing Principal of Gilchrist Connell. A true expert in insurance law having practiced exclusively in area for over 30 years, Richard provides his clients with unrivalled experience across the entire insurance law sphere, including general liability, financial lines, professional indemnity, general and product liability, construction, property, personal injury life and total and permanent disability claims and directors’ and officers’ liability, as well as advising on claims and risk management issues and recoveries across all claims types.

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BLURRED LINES WHERE DOES RESPONSIBLE LENDING END AND UNCONSCIONABILITY BEGIN? AUSTRALIAN COURTS HAVE COME TO VASTLY DIFFERENT CONCLUSIONS. AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT CASE LAW.

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Jams 2 involved “asset-based lending,” which the OLLOWING RECENT FINDINGS of misconduct in Australia’s Banking Royal Commission, Court of Appeal describes as follows: Asset- based lending involves lending on the the obligation of lenders to properly assess value of the assets securing the loan, without any a prospective borrower’s ability to repay a consideration of the borrower’s ability to repay the loan has come under greater scrutiny. In loan from their own income or other assets. No Australian Securities and Investments Commission credit-risk analysis other than the calculation of the v. Westpac, the regulator suffered a defeat when loan amount to security value ratio is undertaken it challenged Westpac Bank over its systems for by the lender. Thus, the lender makes the loan assessing borrowers’ ability to repay home loans without regard to the ability of the borrower to regulated under the National Consumer Credit repay by instalments under the contract, in the Protection Act of 2009. knowledge that adequate security is available in The unsuccessful guarantor in Jams 2 Pty Ltd the event of default. v. Stubbings was recently granted special leave to The trial judge in Jams 2 held that the loan to a appeal to the High Court from its Victorian Court company owned and controlled by of Appeal decision, which dealt Stubbings was unconscionable, squarely with the issue of assetas he was unemployed and had based lending and whether it no regular income. Stubbings c onstitu tes unc onscionable sourced the loan through a series conduct that should result in a of intermediaries who regularly guarantee and mortgage being obtained financing from private set aside. This was all in the lenders who were clients of a context of the “sub-tier” lending “ONE KEY POINT AT ISSUE FOR firm of solicitors. The signed market, which encompasses documents included certificates borrowers who, unable to obtain THE HIGH COURT IS FREEDOM of Independent Financial Advice a bank loan, go through private OF CONTRACT , AND WHETHER and Independent Legal Advice lenders for financing, which is provided to Stubbings. unregulated and comes at a BORROWERS SHOULD BE ABLE At trial, Stubbings contended higher interest rate. that the loan constituted assetOne key point at issue for TO OBTAIN SHORT-TERM, HIGHbased lending in circumstances t h e H i g h C o u r t is f re e d o m INTEREST LOANS IF LOWERwhen the lenders’ solicitor knew of contract, and whether that the lenders would have to borrowers should be able to INTEREST BANK FINANCING IS rely on the secured properties obtain short-term, high-interest NOT AVAILABLE.” for repayment, and no evidence loans if lower- interest bank had been sought or obtained as financing is not available. As to the ability of Stubbings or the Cour t of Appeal put it in his company to repay the loan. Jams 2: T h e t r i al ju d g e a c c e pte d . . . the loans offered by [the Stubbings’s unconscionability lenders] . . . fulfil a legitimate case and set aside the mortgage demand by persons who, for and guarantee as invalid. It w h ate ve r re a s o n , c a n n ot was c r i ti c al to this f in din g obtain finance from banks and other lending institutions at lower interest that the lenders’ solicitor was held to have acted rates and choose to accept “third tier” loans of unconscionably. Between the trial judge’s decision and the Court the kind offered. In that regard, they rely upon the decision of the High Court in Paciocco, where of Appeal’s decision, the High Court handed down the High Court found that bank fees charged to its decision in ASIC v. Kobelt, splitting 4-3 on the customers on a “take it or leave it basis” were not application of the facts to the relevant principles and not speaking with one voice regarding the content unconscionable. This case has had an intriguing procedural history. of the relevant principles. The case involved a man Stubbings, the guarantor and individual who sought named Kobelt, who ran a store in outback Australia the loan through his company as the borrower, lost for remote indigenous communities and concerned a summary judgment against the lenders before an whether his system of providing “book-up credit” to Associate Justice. He appealed this and won, and he impoverished and often illiterate and innumerate then had a comprehensive victory at trial followed A boriginal customers involved unconscionable conduct in contravention of Section 12CB of the by a comprehensive loss in the Court of Appeal.

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ASIC Act. “Book-up” credit involves the customer giving the storekeeper such as Kobelt their debit card with authority to withdraw funds from the customer’s account in reduction of the customer’s debt and in return for the supply of goods over the interval between the customer’s “pay days”. The majority judges in Kobelt determined that the book-up system was not unconscionable because it did not entail Kobelt exploiting or otherwise taking advantage of customers’ lack of education or financial acumen, due to the long history of book-up credit as a legitimate source of finance in rural and remote indigenous communities. In the Cour t of Appeal for Jams 2, the lenders argued that there was nothing unconscionable about the system employed by the lenders’ solicitors. It involved no more than making asset-based loans available on a take-it-or-leave-it basis to companies that lacked sufficient income (or financial records to demonstrate sufficient income) to service the loan—particularly a short-term loan pending asset sales and refinancing. In that regard, they contended that the loans offered fulfil a legitimate demand from persons who, for whatever reason, cannot obtain financing from banks or other lenders at lower interest rates and who therefore choose to accept “third-tier” loans of the kind offered. The lenders relied upon the decision in Paciocco, in which the High Court found that bank fees charged to customers on a take -it- or-leave -it basis were

not unconscionable. They also relied on Kobelt, in which the book-up credit the customers chose to accept—which would be patently unacceptable conduct elsewhere in modern Australian society— was held to be not unconscionable according to the circumstances of the case. To suppor t their contention that the lenders’ solicitor had not been put on inquiry as to Stubbings’s personal and financial circumstances, the lenders argued that there was no reason for their solicitor to think that Stubbings—with the benefit of advice from an independent solicitor and accountant—was not fully aware of the risks and did not have a plan to obtain sufficient money to repay the loan. The trial judge had characterised the solicitor’s system of arranging asset- based loans as the agent for its clients as one involving deliberate intention to neither seek nor receive information about the personal and financial circumstances of the borrowers, and held that the purpose of the system was to protect or “immunise” the lenders from claims that the loans should be set aside as unconscionable. The Victorian Court of Appeal took a very different view about the transaction, holding that the loan and securities were valid and that the lenders’ solicitor had not acted unconscionably. The High Court will now have the final say on this important financiallaw case. ●

ANDREW KIRBY Andrew Kirby is an experienced and successful trial advocate with particular expertise in banking and finance and property law. Andrew brings expert experience to his banking and finance and commercial cases having worked previously as an investment banker in London and Australia. He has successfully acted in many cases involving mortgage enforcement, negligent financial and legal advice, failed investments and loans and investment fraud.

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CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au David Abernethy, Jennifer Barrett, Rod Dann, Michael Kimmins, Michael Leong, Joshua Paffey DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Natalie Caton, Liam Prescott EIGHT PETRIE TERRACE CHAMBERS ADEL AIDE 8petrieterrace.com.au Saul Holt QC ANSR. DISPUTE RESOLUTION ansr.com.au GADENS Stephen Dickinson gadens.com.au Scott Couper, Jim Demack, Guy Edgecombe, BAR CHAMBERS barchambers.com.au Susan Forrest Ian Thomas GILCHRIST CONNELL gclegal.com.au COWELL CLARKE cowellclarke.com.au Brett Solomon Rob Kennett, Symoane Mercurio HALY & COMPANY haly.com.au DENTONS dentons.com Alison Haly Vanessa Gore, Wendy Jones HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com DW FOX TUCKER LAWYERS dwfoxtucker.com.au Mark Darwin, Elizabeth Poulos, Clare Smethurst Brendan Golden HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com FINLAYSONS finlaysons.com.au Toby Boys Kirsten Gordge (Dow), Andrew Williams HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au HOWE JENKIN FAMILY LAWYERS howejenkin.com.au Freda Wigan, Geoffrey Wilson David Jenkin HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Matthew Broderick, Wayne Jenvey Peter Campbell, Andrew O'Halloran, Clare JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Raimondo jws.com.au Christine Small, Peter A. Smith JDC LAW jdclaw.com.au/ JONES DAY Justin Courtney jonesday.com John Cooper, Annie Leeks JEFFCOTT CHAMBERS jeffcottchambers.com.au K&L GATES Ian Robertson SC klgates.com Harry Nicolaidis JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au KING & WOOD MALLESONS Ben Renfrey kwm.com Emma Costello, Justin McDonnell, Philip Pan JON CLARKE ADVISORY jonclarkeadvisory.com.au LEVEL 17 CHAMBERS PTY LTD Jon Clarke Patrick McCafferty QC K AIN LAWYERS LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS kainlawyers.com.au level27chambers.com.au Rebecca Halkett Rob Anderson QC, Nicholas Andreatidis QC, Damian Clothier QC, Matthew Jones, Scott MINTERELLISON minterellison.com McLeod QC, Paul McQuade QC, Roger Traves Adam Bannister, James Kearney QC, Michael Trim, Stewart Webster MITCHELL CHAMBERS MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mitchellchambers.com.au/ mccullough.com.au James Marsh Tim Case, Guy Humble, Trent Thorne, Scott Whitla, Tim Whitney MURRAY CHAMBERS murraychambers.com.au MINTERELLISON Mark Douglas minterellison.com Michael Creedon, Kathryn Finlayson, Tom OAK LAW Fletcher, Andrew Orford oaklaw.com.au Liam McCusker NORTH QUARTER LANE CHAMBERS northquarterlanechambers.com.au PIPER ALDERMAN Gavin Handran QC piperalderman.com.au Tom Griffith PLASTIRAS LAWYERS plastiraslawyers.com SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS Benjamin Sindel sparke.com.au Julie Kinnear, Helen Stavridis RUSSELL THIRGOOD russellthirgood.com THOMSON GEER Russell Thirgood tglaw.com.au David Gaszner THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au BRISBANE Tony Conaghan, Ben Coogan, Scott Guthrie THYNNE + MACARTNEY 31 WEST CHAMBERS thymac.com.au 31west.com.au Marc Maskell Ian Hanger AM QC TUCKER & COWEN SOLICITORS ALLENS tuckercowen.com.au allens.com.au Justin Marschke Alf Pappalardo TURKSLEGAL ASHURST turkslegal.com.au ashurst.com Louise Nixon Jeremy Chenoweth BAKER MCKENZIE CANBERR A bakermckenzie.com Ian Innes ASHURST ashurst.com BARTLEY COHEN LITIGATION LAWYERS Megan Knight, Melanie McKean bartleylaw.com Ashlee Campbell, Ben Cohen, Khory McCormick HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au BATCH MEWING LAWYERS Andrew Allan batchmewing.com.au Andrew Mewing KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com BROADLEY REES HOGAN Dan Kynaston brhlawyers.com.au Jon Broadley MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au CARTER NEWELL Rosalie Byrne carternewell.com Mark Brookes, Brett Heath, Patrick Mead, Luke MILLS OAKLEY Preston, Andrew Shute millsoakley.com.au Bernice Ellis CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com MINTERELLISON Ian Bloemendal, Michael Klug AM minterellison.com Nevin Agnew, Jeremy Johnson, Geoff Shaw COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au PROXIMITY Glen Williams proximity.com.au Robin Creyke COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS cgw.com.au Rocco Russo

Corporate and Finance

SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Catherine Power

LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au Nicholas P. De Young QC, Rachel M. Doyle S.C., Natalie Hickey DARWIN LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Nicholas P. De Young QC, Rachel M. Doyle S.C., squirepattonboggs.com Natalie Hickey Cris Cureton MADDOCKS MELBOURNE maddocks.com.au Anna Scannell AICKIN CHAMBERS MICHAEL PRYLES bcl.net.au/chamber/aickin-chambers/ michaelpryles.com John H. Karkar QC Michael Charles Pryles ALLENS MILLS OAKLEY allens.com.au millsoakley.com.au Tony Kuhn, Nick Rudge, Belinda Thompson Darren James, Michael Tandora ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER MINTERELLISON abl.com.au minterellison.com Leon Zwier Peter Bartlett, Scott Chesterman, Ross BAKER MCKENZIE Freeman, Richard Murphy, Michelle Power, bakermckenzie.com Peter Wood Leigh Duthie, Anthony B. Whelan, Alexander MOLINOCAHILL LAWYERS Wolff molinocahill.com.au CASTAN CHAMBERS Meghan Cahill, Tony Molino Charles M. Scerri QC NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA CLAYTON UTZ nortonrosefulbright.com claytonutz.com Cameron Harvey, Natasha Toholka Kym Fraser, Pip Mitchell OWEN DIXON CHAMBERS COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY bcl.net.au cbp.com.au Christopher M. Caleo QC, Philip D. Crutchfield Patrick Monahan, Patrick Tuohey, Nigel Watson QC, Martin Garrett CORNWALLS PENNY SWAIN CONSULTING cornwalls.com.au pennyswain.com.au/ Stephen Sawer Penny Swain CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH PINSENT MASONS corrs.com.au pinsentmasons.com Annette Hughes, Richard Leder, Bronwyn Matthew Croagh, Tom Heading Lincoln, Daniel Marquet, Meri Siracusa, Andrew PIPER ALDERMAN Stephenson piperalderman.com.au COTERMINOUS LEGAL Joanne Hardwick, Louise Thompson coterminouslegal.com PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES David Leggatt pwc.com DENTONS Andrew Farr dentons.com RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS John Stragalinos, Kon Tsiakis rk.com.au DEVER'S LIST Joseph Mulcahy deverslist.com.au SCHETZER PAPALEO FAMILY LAWYERS David Shavin QC spfamilylawyers.com.au/ DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA Jodylee Bartal dlapiper.com SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS Peter Rashleigh sparke.com.au FOLEY'S LIST Kerri Thomas foleys.com.au SVENSON BARRISTERS Peter Fary, Samuel R. Horgan QC, Justin S. svensonbarristers.com.au Mereine, Carey J. Nichol George H. Golvan QC GADENS THOMSON GEER gadens.com.au tglaw.com.au Robert Hinton, Siobhan Mulcahy St John Frawley, Josh Marchant, Justin Quill GILBERT + TOBIN YOUNG'S LIST gtlaw.com.au youngslist.com.au Janet Whiting Daniel V. Aghion, Kate Anderson, Garry T. HALL & WILCOX Bigmore QC hallandwilcox.com.au Katherine Payne PERTH HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ALLEN & OVERY herbertsmithfreehills.com allenovery.com Damian Grave, Geoffrey Hansen, Peter David Jenaway, Mark van Brakel Holloway, Emma Iles, Alan Mitchell, Michael Pryse ALLENS allens.com.au HFW Richard Lilly, Jeremy Quan-Sing hfw.com Nick Longley ASHURST ashurst.com HOLDING REDLICH Adrian Chai holdingredlich.com Kyle Siebel CLIFFORD CHANCE cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/placHWL EBSWORTH es/asia_pacific/australia.html hwlebsworth.com.au Ben Luscombe, Sam Luttrell, Pat Saraceni Jonathan Kramersh, Richard Mereine, Polat Siva CLYDE & CO clydeco.com JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Beth Cubitt jws.com.au Stewart Grieve, Tom Jarvis CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au K&L GATES Chris Ryder, Kirsty Sutherland klgates.com Andrew Chambers, Mark Dobbie, John Kelly, DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Tony Watson Guy French KEYPOINT LAW keypointlaw.com.au FOURTH FLOOR CHAMBERS fourthfloor.com.au Penelope Pengilley Steven Standing KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au Michael Clough, Chris Fox, Domenic Gatto, Samantha Kinsey, Matthew Swinn, Tony Troiani Stephen Davies SC, Scott Ellis, Mark Gerus, Darren Pratt, Anthony Willinge LANDER & ROGERS landers.com.au GANDHI AND SHAW gandhiandshaw.com.au Grant Levy Gandhi Gandhi, David Shaw LIST A BARRISTERS barristers.com.au GORDON SMITH LEGAL Bruce Norman Caine QC, John De Wijn AM QC, gordonsmithlegal.com.au Gordon Smith Nicholas D. Hopkins QC, Allan J. Myers AC QC, Adam Purton, Neil J. Young QC, Raini Zambelli GRONDAL BRUINING grondalbruining.com.au LIST A BARRISTERS Dean Grondal barristers.com.au Bruce Norman Caine QC, John De Wijn AM QC, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Nicholas D. Hopkins QC, Allan J. Myers AC QC, herbertsmithfreehills.com Adam Purton, Neil J. Young QC, Raini Zambelli Konrad de Kerloy, Dan Dragovic, Ante Golem, David John, Elizabeth Macknay LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au HWL EBSWORTH Nicholas P. De Young QC, Rachel M. Doyle S.C., hwlebsworth.com.au Natalie Hickey Andrew Davidson, Richard Johnson

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JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Basil Georgiou, Thomas Jacobs, Karene Primrose JONES DAY jonesday.com Michael Lundberg K&L GATES klgates.com Nicholas Brown, Alex Rickarby KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Philip Willox LAVAN lavan.com.au Iain Freeman MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Tom French, Kevin Stewart NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Penelope Ford, Dylan McKimmie O'SULLIVAN DAVIES LAWYERS osullivandavies.com.au/ Trevor O'Sullivan SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS squirepattonboggs.com Michael Ferguson, Greg C. Steinepreis STEEDMAN STAGG LAWYERS steedmanstagg.com.au Nick Stagg, James Steedman

SYDNE Y 11TH FLOOR ST JAMES’ HALL CHAMBERS 11stjames.net.au Jonathan Kay Hoyle 12 WENTWORTH SELBORNE CHAMBERS 12thfloor.com.au Daniel Meltz 13 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS 13wentworth.com.au/ Jodi Steele SC 5 SELBORNE 5selborne.com.au Peter Wood 5 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS 5wentworth.com.au Gregory Burton SC, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC 7 WENTWORTH SELBORNE 7thfloor.com.au Campbell Bridge SC, Justin Hogan-Doran SC, Deborah Robinson ALLENS allens.com.au Ross Drinnan, Leighton O'Brien ARBITRATIONCOUNSEL.ASIA arbitrationcounsel.asia Wayne Muddle SC ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER abl.com.au Susanna Ford, Jonathan Milner, John Mitchell ASHURST ashurst.com Andrew Carter, Mark Elvy, Rani John, John Pavlakis, Georgia Quick BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com Mark D. Chapple, Jo Delaney, Paul Forbes, Georgina Foster, Alex Hartmann, David McCredie, Andrew M. Salgo BANCO CHAMBERS banco.net.au Farid Assaf SC, Tim Breakspear, Peter Brereton SC, Robert Dick SC, Ruth C A Higgins SC, Richard McHugh SC, Cameron Moore SC BRET WALKER, BARRISTER-AT-LAW 5stjames.com.au Bret Walker SC CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Jennifer Ball, Robert Cutler, Karen Ingram, Nicholas Mavrakis, Ashley Tsacalos CLIFFORD CHANCE cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/places/asia_pacific/australia.html Timothy Grave, Angela Pearsall, Robert Tang CLYDE & CO clydeco.com Ernest van Buuren COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Nick Crennan, Peter Harkin, Stuart Hetherington, Andrew Murray CORNWALLS cornwalls.com.au Paul McCann CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Ian Dallen, Sam Delaney, Michael do Rozario, Simon Johnson, Andrew Korbel, Frank Lawson, Stan Lewis, Chris Pagent, Anna Ross, James Whittaker, Mark Wilks DENTONS dentons.com Ben Allen, John Dalzell, Justin Kang, Lisa Wright DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Gitanjali Bajaj, Jonathan Stafford

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EIGHT SELBORNE CHAMBERS eightselborne.com.au Ian Jackman SC ELEVEN WENTWORTH elevenwentworth.com.au Malcolm Holmes QC, Jeremy Kirk SC, Ian Pike SC GADENS gadens.com.au Kathy Merrick, Kate Mills GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Kate Harrison, Crispian Lynch, Colleen Platford, Michael Williams GREENWAY CHAMBERS greenway.com.au Scott Goodman SC HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Stephen Klotz, Mark Petrucco HENRY WILLIAM LAWYERS henrywilliam.com.au Alex Linden HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Bryony Adams, Peter Butler AM, Kate S. Cahill, Leon Chung, Andrew Eastwood, Sue Gilchrist, Cameron Hanson, Luke Hastings, Graeme Johnson, Grant Marjoribanks, Geoff McClellan, Bruce Ramsay, Anna Sutherland, Juliana Warner HOLMAN WEBB LAWYERS holmanwebb.com.au John Wakefield HUNT & HUNT hunthunt.com.au Jim Harrowell HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Joanna Apostolopoulos, Matthew Harding, Alistair Little, Steven Penning, Robert Schneider, Jonathan Tapp JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Sam Johnson, Tony Johnson, Paul Reidy, Robert Wyld JONES DAY jonesday.com James Ebert, John Emmerig, Steven W. Fleming JUDY SULLIVAN CONSULTING Judy Sullivan K&L GATES klgates.com Gregory Couston, Renée Krikorian, Jason Opperman, Tim Webster KERRY HOGAN-ROSS MEDIATIONS hogan-ross.com Kerry Hogan-Ross KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Karen Coleman, Hamish Macpherson, Daisy Mallett, Cate Nagy, Kim O'Connell, Peter Pether, Moira Saville, Peta Stevenson, Peter Stockdale LEVEL NINE WENTWORTH CHAMBERS ninewentworth.com.au Mary Walker MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Norman Lucas, Shaun Temby MARQUE LAWYERS marquelawyers.com.au Nathan Mattock, Kim Middleton, Damian Sturzaker MERIDIAN LAWYERS meridianlawyers.com.au Andrew Sharpe MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Louise Cantrill, Con Gotis-Graham, Scott Laycock MINTERELLISON minterellison.com James Beaton, Michael Hughes, Pamela Jack, Chris Kinsella, Sarah Lark, Caitlin Murray, Beverley Newbold, Lindsay Powers, Claire Tait, Chern Tan, David Taylor NEW CHAMBERS newchambers.com.au Adam Bell SC, David F. Jackson QC, Gregory Nell SC, Neil J. Young QC NEXUS LAW GROUP nexuslawyers.com.au Philip Cowdery NIGEL BOWEN CHAMBERS nigelbowen.com.au Richard Cobden SC NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Grant Bonner, Emanuel Confos, Ann Donohue, Ray Giblett PHILIP CRAWFORD philipcrawford.com.au Philip Crawford PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Anne Freeman, Simon Morris QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN quinnemanuel.com Beau Deleuil, Michelle Fox, Michael Mills

SIXTH FLOOR SELBORNE/WENTWORTH CHAMBERS sixthfloor.com.au Scott Nixon SC SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Lindsay Joyce, Scott McDonald TENTH FLOOR CHAMBERS tenthfloor.org Francis M. Douglas QC, Roger Gyles QC THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Harold Werksman WATSON MANGIONI LAWYERS wmlaw.com.au Mark Watson ZAMBRA LEGAL zambralegal.com.au Erin Devery

TASMANIA

CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, Patrick O'Grady DOORKEEPERLEGAL Tom Lennox GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au John Schembri HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com John Angus, Patrick Lowden K&L GATES klgates.com Richard Gray KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com John Canning, Dale Rayner, Mark Upfold MINTERELLISON minterellison.com John Elias, James Mok

OXBROUGH CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING oxbroughcc.com Alastair Oxbrough

Asset Finance Law

Banking and Finance Law

ADEL AIDE

COWELL CLARKE cowellclarke.com.au Richard Beissel, John Brimacombe ADEL AIDE DENTONS dentons.com FINLAYSONS finlaysons.com.au Paul Griscti Andrew Kedzior FINLAYSONS finlaysons.com.au BRISBANE James Jarvis, Andrew Kedzior ASHURST LAITY MORROW ashurst.com laitymorrow.com.au Michael Fitzgerald Philip Laity JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY LIPMAN K ARAS jws.com.au lipmankaras.com Craig Wappett David Colovic KING & WOOD MALLESONS MINTERELLISON kwm.com minterellison.com Aaron Bourke Mark Montes MINTERELLISON PIPER ALDERMAN minterellison.com piperalderman.com.au Darren Sumich Shannon Adams, Mark Gordon THOMSON GEER MELBOURNE tglaw.com.au Stephen Lyons ASHURST ashurst.com BRISBANE Martin Coleman, John Field, Matthew Stott ALLENS GILBERT + TOBIN allens.com.au gtlaw.com.au Paul Brittain, Karla Fraser, John Greig Simon Lynch ASHURST HALL & WILCOX ashurst.com hallandwilcox.com.au Michael Fitzgerald Mark Inston CLAYTON UTZ HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS claytonutz.com herbertsmithfreehills.com David Lester, Alan Maguire Andrew Booth, Martin MacDonald, Lucy McCullagh COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS cgw.com.au HWL EBSWORTH Greg Thorne hwlebsworth.com.au Paul Sroka CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au K&L GATES Peter Anderson klgates.com Alan S. Maclean DENTONS dentons.com KING & WOOD MALLESONS Craig Chapman kwm.com Hal Bolitho, Jeff Clark, Ian Paterson DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com PINSENT MASONS Kate Muller pinsentmasons.com Jeremy King GADENS gadens.com.au PERTH Susan Forrest ALLENS HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS allens.com.au herbertsmithfreehills.com Nicholas Creed Peter G. Butler, Phillip McMahon KING & WOOD MALLESONS HOBSON LEGAL kwm.com hobsonlegal.com.au Nathan Collins Michael Hobson WRIGHT LEGAL HOPGOODGANIM wrightlegal.com.au hopgoodganim.com.au Dom McGreal Paul Cullen, Kim Hinton HWL EBSWORTH SYDNE Y hwlebsworth.com.au Michael Anastas, Mark Lightfoot, Katherine ALLEN & OVERY Shann allenovery.com Jason Huinink, Adam Stapledon JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au ASH ST. PARTNERS David Beckett, Deborah Overstead, Craig ashstreet.com.au Wappett Shaun McGushin KING & WOOD MALLESONS ASHURST kwm.com ashurst.com Aaron Bourke, Berkeley Cox, Paul McBride, Jock O'Shea Philip Pan CLAYTON UTZ M.A. GOSS GSL claytonutz.com michaelgossgsl.com.au Graeme Tucker Michael Goss


MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mccullough.com.au Kirby Jukes, Peter Kennedy SC, Wei Lim, Peter Stewart MCMAHON CLARKE mcmahonclarke.com Emma Donaghue MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Ian Lockhart, Samantha McDonough-Redfern, Darren Sumich THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Jeff Baker, Rhonda Chesmond, Chris O'Shea

YOUNG'S LIST youngslist.com.au Maryanne Loughnan QC

JONES DAY jonesday.com Roger Dobson, Katie Higgins K&L GATES PERTH klgates.com Richard Gray, Richard Hayes, Alex Smith ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com KING & WOOD MALLESONS Peter Wilkes kwm.com Ken Astridge, Dominic Bortoluzzi, John ALLENS Canning, Yuen-Yee Cho, Ian Edmonds-Wilson, allens.com.au Scott Farrell, Philip Harvey, Kate JacksonNicholas Creed, Ben Farnsworth Maynes, Dale Rayner, Claire Rogers, Paul Smith, ASHURST Mark Upfold ashurst.com KPMG LAW Gaelan Cooney, Marina Tinning kpmg.com.au CLAYTON UTZ CANBERR A claytonutz.com Stuart Fuller MADDOCKS Rohan Mishra KING & WOOD MALLESONS maddocks.com.au kwm.com CLIFFORD CHANCE Stephen Jaggers cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/plac- Arlene Colquhoun MINTERELLISON es/asia_pacific/australia.html MELBOURNE Mark Gillgren minterellison.com Tony Berriman, Matthew Cunningham, John ALLENS DENTONS Elias, Daniel Marks, James Mok, John Mosley, allens.com.au dentons.com Stewart Robertson, Keith Rovers James Darcy, Warwick Newell, Michael Ryan Doug Stipanicev NEW CHAMBERS ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS newchambers.com.au abl.com.au herbertsmithfreehills.com Adam Bell SC, David McLure SC Damien Cuddihy, Ben Mahoney, Genevieve Rowen Cross, Andrew McLean NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Sexton, Stephen Sharp HWL EBSWORTH nortonrosefulbright.com hwlebsworth.com.au ASHURST Nuncio D'Angelo, Hamish Dixon, James Morris, ashurst.com Geoff Stevens Alex Mufford, Mary-Frances Murphy Martin Coleman, John Field, Kenneth Nguyen, KING & WOOD MALLESONS PINSENT MASONS Matthew Stott, Philip Trinca kwm.com pinsentmasons.com Nathan Collins BAKER MCKENZIE Jim Hunwick bakermckenzie.com MINTERELLISON PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES Kenneth Gray minterellison.com pwc.com Anthony Di Biase, Gemey Visscher CLAYTON UTZ Emma de Carle claytonutz.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA SIDLEY AUSTIN Marcus Davenport, Dan Fitts, Tricia Moloney SC nortonrosefulbright.com sidley.com Alen Pazin CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Bruce Dailey corrs.com.au WRIGHT LEGAL STIKEMAN ELLIOTT Brad Husband, Brad Robinson wrightlegal.com.au stikeman.com Trish Chapman, Dom McGreal DAWSON CHAMBERS Brian G. Hansen dawsonchambers.com.au SYDNE Y UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Norman J. O'Bryan AM SC sydney.edu.au DENTONS 5 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS Sheelagh McCracken dentons.com 5wentworth.com.au WHITE & CASE Jason Morris David Bennett QC whitecase.com GADENS ALLEN & OVERY Joel Rennie gadens.com.au allenovery.com Elliot Raleigh James Abbott, Jason Huinink, Mark Leemen, Adam Stapledon GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au ALLENS Simon Lynch allens.com.au Nicholas Adkins, Renee Boundy, Andrew Boxall, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Phillip Cornwell, Jo Folan, Tom Highnam, herbertsmithfreehills.com Mark Kidston, Alan Maxton, Scott McCoy, Tim Andrew Booth, Martin MacDonald, Lucy Stewart, Rob Watt McCullagh, Gerard Pike ASHURST HWL EBSWORTH ashurst.com hwlebsworth.com.au Angus Foley, Simon Irvine, Paul Jenkins, Peter Kay, Paul Sroka Brenton Key, David Mason, Jamie Ng, Jock JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY O'Shea, Chris Redden, Steve Smith, Kenneth jws.com.au ADEL AIDE Tang, Shawn Wytenburg Nicholas Grambas BAR CHAMBERS BAKER MCKENZIE K&L GATES barchambers.com.au bakermckenzie.com klgates.com Mark Hoffmann QC Alastair Gourlay, Adam Jeffrey Alan S. Maclean HANSON CHAMBERS BERESFORD LEGAL KING & WOOD MALLESONS hansonchambers.com.au beresfordlegal.com.au kwm.com Robert John Whitington QC Chris Robertson Hal Bolitho, Jeff Clark, Andrew Deszcz, Chris Dynon, Katherine Forrest, Anne-Marie Neagle, LIPMAN K ARAS CLAYTON UTZ lipmankaras.com claytonutz.com Jonathan Oldham, Ian Paterson, Tony Troiani Skip Lipman Steven Klimt, Kathy Santikos, Alexander LIST A BARRISTERS Schlosser, Graeme Tucker barristers.com.au BRISBANE Oren Bigos QC, Peter W. Collinson QC CLIFFORD CHANCE cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/placBARTLEY COHEN LITIGATION LAWYERS MINTERELLISON es/asia_pacific/australia.html bartleylaw.com minterellison.com Richard Gordon Khory McCormick Ben Cockerill CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH CLAYTON UTZ NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA corrs.com.au claytonutz.com nortonrosefulbright.com Ross Perrett Joanne Crew, Scott Millar, Chris Patten, Joanna Ben Emblin, Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, Patrick O'Grady, Henry Self Taylor CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH DENTONS corrs.com.au OWEN DIXON CHAMBERS dentons.com David Abernethy bcl.net.au Timothy Lipscombe Philip D. Crutchfield QC GERARD BRENNAN CHAMBERS DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA gerardbrennanchambers.com.au/ PINSENT MASONS dlapiper.com Graham Gibson QC, Liam Kelly QC pinsentmasons.com Onno Bakker, Alex Regan Jeremy King INNS OF COURT GILBERT + TOBIN innsofcourt.com.au PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES gtlaw.com.au Gavin (Sandy) Thompson QC pwc.com Gail Christopher, Nicola Clayton, Peter Doyle, Tony Holland JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Dominic Emmett, David Kirkland, John jws.com.au THOMSON GEER Schembri, Adela Smith Peter A. Smith tglaw.com.au HAMILTON LOCKE Michael Barrett KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com TUCKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY hamiltonlocke.com.au Brad Allen Justin McDonnell tuckfieldinfrastructure.com HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Michael Tuckfield LEVEL 16 QUAY CENTRAL herbertsmithfreehills.com 16quaycentral.com.au WEIR & ASSOCIATES John Angus, Paul Apáthy, Tony Coburn, Melita John McKenna QC weirandassociates.com.au Cottrell, Amelia Fleming, Patrick Lowden, Stuart Weir LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS Hayley Neilson, Mark Rigotti, Erin Wakelin level27chambers.com.au WHITE & CASE HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL Damian Clothier QC, Shane Doyle QC whitecase.com hoganlovells.com Brendan Quinn Bryan Paisley HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Ben Burney, Stephen Cavanagh, Adam Fuller, Andrew Galvin, James Moore, Matthew Wilson

Bet-theCompany Litigation

Corporate and Finance

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com David O'Brien

CANBERR A ASHURST ashurst.com Paul Vane-Tempest

MELBOURNE AICKIN CHAMBERS bcl.net.au/chamber/aickin-chambers/ John H. Karkar QC ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER abl.com.au Justin Vaatstra, Leon Zwier CASTAN CHAMBERS Charles M. Scerri QC CROCKETT CHAMBERS crockett.com.au Robert Richter QC HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Damian Grave KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Tony Troiani LIST A BARRISTERS barristers.com.au Oren Bigos QC, Allan J. Myers AC QC, Neil J. Young QC NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Steven Palmer OWEN DIXON CHAMBERS bcl.net.au Christopher M. Caleo QC, Philip D. Crutchfield QC

PERTH ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com Mark van Brakel CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Kirsty Sutherland FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au Christopher Zelestis QC QUAYSIDE CHAMBERS quaysidechambers.com Brahma Dharmananda SC, Kanaga Dharmananda SC

SYDNE Y 5 SELBORNE 5selborne.com.au Peter Wood ALLENS allens.com.au Guy Foster ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER abl.com.au Jonathan Milner ASHURST ashurst.com Peter Armitage, James Marshall BANCO CHAMBERS banco.net.au Sandy Dawson SC, Ruth C A Higgins SC BRET WALKER, BARRISTER-AT-LAW 5stjames.com.au Bret Walker SC CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Michael Corrigan, Sidney Wang SC EIGHT SELBORNE CHAMBERS eightselborne.com.au Ian Jackman SC, Jeremy Stoljar SC GADENS gadens.com.au Kathy Merrick GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Gina Cass-Gottlieb HENRY WILLIAM LAWYERS henrywilliam.com.au Alex Linden HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Jason Betts, Liza Carver, Luke Hastings, Bruce Ramsay, Juliana Warner MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Michael Hughes NEW CHAMBERS newchambers.com.au David F. Jackson QC, Neil J. Young QC SIXTH FLOOR SELBORNE/WENTWORTH CHAMBERS sixthfloor.com.au Scott Nixon SC TENTH FLOOR CHAMBERS tenthfloor.org Tony Bannon SC, Steven Finch SC

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Commercial Law

HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Paul Baxter HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Toby Boys ADEL AIDE HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au ADCO LEGAL Michael Hansel, Brian Moller, Luke Mountford, adcolegal.com.au Grace Mullins, Michele Muscillo, Tim Scanlan Adam Crittenden HWL EBSWORTH COWELL CLARKE hwlebsworth.com.au cowellclarke.com.au Peter Daley, Bill Hickey, Cameron Jorss, Lynette Brett Cowell Reynolds, Bill Singleton DENTONS JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY dentons.com jws.com.au Alex Eyre, Paul Griscti, Vince Mascolo Craig Wappett DMAW LAWYERS KING & COMPANY dmawlawyers.com.au kingandcompany.com.au Glenn Davis, Daniel Jenkinson John Woods DW FOX TUCKER LAWYERS KING & WOOD MALLESONS dwfoxtucker.com.au kwm.com Alastair Donaldson, John Tucker Rhys Casey, Robert Jackson, Craig Rogers, FINLAYSONS John Swinson finlaysons.com.au LEVEL 16 QUAY CENTRAL Andrew Dyda, Will Taylor 16quaycentral.com.au HWL EBSWORTH John McKenna QC hwlebsworth.com.au LEVEL 17 CHAMBERS PTY LTD Luke Dale, Nick Karagiannis, Kate McKeough, Sean Cooper QC, Scott Hooper Jamie Restas LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS JONES HARLEY TOOLE level27chambers.com.au jht.com.au David Chesterman, Damian Clothier QC, Shane Andrew Fisher Doyle QC, Matthew Hickey, Michael May, Roger K AIN LAWYERS Traves QC kainlawyers.com.au MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON Gerry Cawson, Michael Garry, Tim Hall, John mccullough.com.au Kain Tim Case, Diana Lohrisch LAITY MORROW MILLS OAKLEY laitymorrow.com.au millsoakley.com.au Philip Laity, Kerry Morrow Tony Lalor, Robin Lonergan, Malcolm McBratney LIPMAN K ARAS MINTERELLISON lipmankaras.com minterellison.com Skip Lipman Andrew Rentoul LYNCH MEYER LAWYERS NORTH QUARTER LANE CHAMBERS lynchmeyer.com.au northquarterlanechambers.com.au Joseph Subic Gavin Handran QC MADSEN O'DEA NORTHBANK CHAMBERS madsenodea.com.au northbankchambers.com.au Jack Madsen Kylie Downes QC MELLOR OLSSON NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA mellorolsson.com.au nortonrosefulbright.com Greg Arthur, Matthew Dorman, Darren Foeng Keira Brennan MINTERELLISON PIPER ALDERMAN minterellison.com piperalderman.com.au Andrew Corletto, Lachlan Drew, Neil Gordon, Peter Dwyer Kent Grey, Lisa Jarrett, Jeremy Rees SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS MURRAY CHAMBERS sparke.com.au murraychambers.com.au Michelle Taylor, John Toigo Kerry Clark, Mark Douglas STEFAN LUKE - LAWYER NDA LAW Stefan Luke ndalaw.com.au THOMSON GEER Andrea Michaels tglaw.com.au NGJ LEGAL Philip Byrnes, Tony Conaghan, James Daniel, ngjlegal.com.au Philip Dowling, Eugene Fung Eddy Nehme, Richard Phillips THYNNE + MACARTNEY PIPER ALDERMAN thymac.com.au piperalderman.com.au Peter Jolly, Sue Maxwell James Dickson, Greg English, Mark Gordon, Martin Lovell, Simon Venus, Ashley Watson CANBERR A SHAW LAWYERS ADAPTBL LEGAL shawlawyers.com.au/index.html adaptbl.com.au Andrew Shaw Geoff Adams THOMSON GEER ASHURST tglaw.com.au ashurst.com Tony Saint Georgina Adams, Stuart Imrie, Steve McKinney, VARDON LEGAL Sarah Ross-Smith, Nicholas Seddon vardons.com.au BLACKBURN CHAMBERS Peter Buberis, Iain Irvine blackburnchambers.com WALLMANS LAWYERS Philip Walker SC wallmans.com.au BRADLEY ALLEN LOVE LAWYERS Paul Gordon, Mark Sallis, Rob Surman ballawyers.com.au BRISBANE John Bradley, Mark Love CLAYTON UTZ ALFRED LUTWYCHE CHAMBERS claytonutz.com alfredlutwychechambers.com Andrew Leece, Steven Power John Baartz HWL EBSWORTH ASHURST hwlebsworth.com.au ashurst.com George Marques Ratha Nabanidham KEYPOINT LAW BROADLEY REES HOGAN keypointlaw.com.au brhlawyers.com.au Lora Shaw Stuart Rees KING & WOOD MALLESONS CARTER NEWELL kwm.com carternewell.com Adam Bartlett, Paul Crawford, Annabel Griffin, Matt Couper Stephen Jaggers, Dan Kynaston, Rachael Lewis CLAYTON UTZ MADDOCKS claytonutz.com maddocks.com.au Sophie Bradshaw, Andrew Hay, Hiroyuki Kano Gavan Mackenzie COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS cbp.com.au mcw.com.au Jon Meadmore John Hill, Shelley Mulherin COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS MEYER VANDENBERG LAWYERS cgw.com.au meyervandenberg.com.au Greg Cahill, David Grace, Scott Hay-Bartlem, Archie Tsirimokos Charles Sweeney NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA GADENS nortonrosefulbright.com gadens.com.au Holly McAdam, Richard Morrison Lionel Hogg, Michael Owens

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PROXIMITY proximity.com.au James Dunn, Sean King SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Colin Webeck

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Ian Davis, Matthew Hibbins, Nicole Reid, John Steven NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Stephen Giles, Bernard O'Shea, Andrew Riordan MELBOURNE PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES pwc.com AICKIN CHAMBERS Cameron Whittfield bcl.net.au/chamber/aickin-chambers/ Tim J. North QC RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au AITKEN PARTNERS John Corcoran AM aitken.com.au Stephen Curtain SBA LAW sbalaw.com ALLENS Steven Casper, Richard Moshinsky allens.com.au Michael R. Park THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER Andrew Chalet, Tony Pane, Loretta Reynolds abl.com.au Joey Borensztajn AM, Philip Chester, Christine TISHER LINER FC LAW Fleer, Jeremy Lanzer, Jeremy Leibler, Ben tlfc.com.au Mahoney, Ross Paterson, Jason van Grieken, Michael Fetter Jonathan Wenig, Rebecca Zwier YOUNG'S LIST youngslist.com.au BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com Michelle Sharpe Simon De Young, Toby Patten PERTH CASTAN CHAMBERS Christian G. Juebner, Charles M. Scerri QC ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com CHANCERY CHAMBERS Geoff Simpson, Peter Wilkes chancery.com.au Charles Shaw QC, Luke Stanistreet ALLENS allens.com.au CHANCERY CHAMBERS Andrew Pascoe chancery.com.au Charles Shaw QC, Luke Stanistreet BLACKWALL LEGAL blackwall.legal/ CLARENDON LAWYERS Rob McKenzie, Will Moncrieff clarendonlawyers.com.au Tony Symons CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com CLAYTON UTZ Mark Paganin claytonutz.com Brendan Groves, Michael Linehan, Andrew CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Walker corrs.com.au Robert Franklyn COTERMINOUS LEGAL coterminouslegal.com GRONDAL BRUINING David Leggatt grondalbruining.com.au Gary Thomas DAWSON CHAMBERS dawsonchambers.com.au HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Norman J. O'Bryan AM SC herbertsmithfreehills.com Tony Joyner DEVER'S LIST deverslist.com.au HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL Daniel Clough hoganlovells.com Matthew Johnson FOLEY'S LIST foleys.com.au HOTCHKIN HANLY LAWYERS Cam H. Truong QC hotchkinhanly.com.au Michael Hotchkin GADENS gadens.com.au HWL EBSWORTH David Coombes, Doug Goodman, George Haros, hwlebsworth.com.au Clare Miller, Jolyon Rogers, Jeremy Smith Bronwyn Davies, Andrew Shearwood GILBERT + TOBIN JACKSON MCDONALD gtlaw.com.au jacmac.com.au Michael Caplan, Craig Semple Adam Levin HALL & WILCOX JONES DAY hallandwilcox.com.au jonesday.com James Deady, Tony Macvean, Ed Paton, Martin Michael Lundberg Ross KING & WOOD MALLESONS HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS kwm.com herbertsmithfreehills.com Nigel Hunt Priscilla Bryans, Tim McEwen, Jim Theodore MILLS OAKLEY HOPE & CO LAWYERS millsoakley.com.au hopeco.com.au Daniel Kirk David Hope MURFETT LEGAL HUNT & HUNT murfett.com.au/ hunthunt.com.au Mike Frampton Nick Miller NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA HWL EBSWORTH nortonrosefulbright.com hwlebsworth.com.au Adam Edelman Leon Gorr, Stephen Kerr, Jeremy McCarthy, SARAH HARRISON CONSULTING Richard Mereine, Ari Schachna, Teresa Torcasio Sarah Harrison JONES DAY THOMSON GEER jonesday.com tglaw.com.au Michael Lishman Michael Bowen, Paul Gribble K&L GATES klgates.com SYDNE Y Paris Petranis 7 WENTWORTH SELBORNE KING & WOOD MALLESONS 7thfloor.com.au kwm.com Jeremy Giles SC, Duncan Miller SC Cheng Lim, Tony Troiani ALLEN & OVERY LANDER & ROGERS allenovery.com landers.com.au Jason Denisenko, Aaron Kenavan, Michael Grant Levy, Gregg McConnell, Johnathan Quilty Parshall, Michael Reede LIST A BARRISTERS ALLENS barristers.com.au allens.com.au Oren Bigos QC, Peter W. Collinson QC Valeska Bloch LIST G BARRISTERS ASHURST listgbarristers.com.au ashurst.com Julian W.K. Burnside AO QC Wen-Ts'ai Lim MADDOCKS AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LAWYERS & maddocks.com.au ADVISORS Chris Beeny, Robert Gregory, Greg Hipwell, ablawyers.com.au Philip Jones, Geoff Musgrove, Jessica Reid, Iain Rennie Julian Smith, Ron Smooker BAKER MCKENZIE MERIDIAN LAWYERS bakermckenzie.com meridianlawyers.com.au Anne-Marie Allgrove, Andrew Stewart Mark Fitzgerald BIRD & BIRD MILLS OAKLEY twobirds.com millsoakley.com.au Jim FitzSimons, Steve Johns, Anthony Latimer Stuart Lewin, Catie Moore


CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Jonathan Algar, Niro Ananda, Simon Brady, Stuart Byrne, Rod Halstead, David Landy, Bruce Lloyd, Nikki Robinson, David Stammers COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Michael Bracken, Chris Rumore CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au James North DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Anthony Lloyd GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Costas Condoleon, Sheila McGregor, Bill Spain HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au John Gray HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Peter Dunne, Cameron Hanson, Peter Jones, Andrew Pike, Juliana Warner HICKSONS LAWYERS hicksons.com.au Chris Moore HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Paul Brown, Ron Heinrich AM, James Lonie JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Andrew Williams JONES DAY jonesday.com Mark Crean, Shannon L. Finch, Hemang Shah KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Scott Bouvier, Karen Coleman, Moira Saville, Peter Stockdale LANCIONE PARTNERS LAWYERS Frank Lancione LEVEL NINE WENTWORTH CHAMBERS ninewentworth.com.au David Weinberger MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Brendan Coady, Catherine Merity MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mccullough.com.au Matthew McMillan, Ben Mortimer MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Iain Laughland MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Anthony Borgese, Shaun Clyne MONTGOMERY LAWYERS montgomerylawyers.com.au/ Michael Montgomery NEW CHAMBERS newchambers.com.au Elizabeth Cheeseman SC NIGEL BOWEN CHAMBERS nigelbowen.com.au Peter R. Callaghan SC NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com John Elliott PG HELY CHAMBERS pghelychambers.com.au Ross Foreman SC PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES pwc.com Karen Evans-Cullen SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Scott McDonald TENTH FLOOR CHAMBERS tenthfloor.org Francis M. Douglas QC THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Helen Jin, David Zwi WALTER BADEN walterbaden.law Steven Humphries WRAYS wrays.com.au Judith Miller

Competition Law

JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Neil Gentilli JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Darren Grondal MDS LEGAL BRISBANE mdslegal.com.au Tamra Seaton ASHURST ashurst.com MINTERELLISON Alyssa Phillips minterellison.com Matthew Knox CARTER NEWELL carternewell.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Andrew Shute nortonrosefulbright.com Dylan McKimmie CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Barry Dunphy quinnemanuel.com Paul D. Evans CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Eddie Scuderi squirepattonboggs.com Simon Adams, Caroline Brown, Michael LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS Ferguson level27chambers.com.au Shane Doyle QC, Michael May, Claire Schneider SYDNE Y MINTERELLISON minterellison.com 12 WENTWORTH SELBORNE CHAMBERS 12thfloor.com.au Katrina Alidenes, Kathryn Finlayson Conor Bannan NORTH QUARTER LANE CHAMBERS northquarterlanechambers.com.au ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com Patrick O'Shea QC Peter McDonald PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au ALLENS allens.com.au Andrew Rankin Fiona Crosbie, Jacqueline Downes, Carolyn MELBOURNE Oddie ASHURST AICKIN CHAMBERS ashurst.com bcl.net.au/chamber/aickin-chambers/ Peter Armitage, Melissa Fraser, Ross Zaurrini, Tim J. North QC Tihana Zuk ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER BAKER MCKENZIE abl.com.au bakermckenzie.com Zaven Mardirossian Georgina Foster ASHURST BANCO CHAMBERS ashurst.com banco.net.au Justin Jones Declan Roche, Robert Yezerski BAKER MCKENZIE BIRD & BIRD bakermckenzie.com twobirds.com Andrea Kennedy, Alexander Wolff Thomas Jones CLAYTON UTZ CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com claytonutz.com Andrew Morrison Michael Corrigan, Bruce Lloyd, Kirsten Webb CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH CLIFFORD CHANCE corrs.com.au cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/placDaniel Marquet, Mark McCowan, Craig W. es/asia_pacific/australia.html Phillips Dave Poddar DAWSON CHAMBERS CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH dawsonchambers.com.au corrs.com.au Norman J. O'Bryan AM SC Richard Flitcroft, Ian Reynolds DEVER'S LIST GILBERT + TOBIN deverslist.com.au gtlaw.com.au Daniel Clough Elizabeth Avery, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Charles DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA Coorey, Andrew Floro, Peter Waters, Luke dlapiper.com Woodward Fleur Gibbons, Simon Uthmeyer HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS FOLEY'S LIST herbertsmithfreehills.com foleys.com.au Liza Carver, Patrick Gay, Grant Marjoribanks Catherine Dermody, Michael D. Wyles Q.C. HWL EBSWORTH FOLEY'S LIST hwlebsworth.com.au foleys.com.au Richard Westmoreland Catherine Dermody, Michael D. Wyles Q.C. JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY GADENS jws.com.au gadens.com.au Sar Katdare, Aldo Nicotra Antoine Pace JONES DAY GILBERT + TOBIN jonesday.com gtlaw.com.au Prudence Smith Simon Muys K&L GATES HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS klgates.com herbertsmithfreehills.com Ayman Guirguis Sarah Benbow KING & WOOD MALLESONS JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY kwm.com jws.com.au Vishal Ahuja, Sharon Henrick, Wayne Leach, Wolfgang Hellmann, Peter Rose Meredith Paynter, Peta Stevenson JONES DAY KPMG LAW jonesday.com kpmg.com.au Matthew Bull Paula Gilardoni KING & WOOD MALLESONS MINTERELLISON kwm.com minterellison.com Caroline Coops, Domenic Gatto, Lisa Huett, Katrina Groshinski, Russell Miller, Paul Schoff Cheng Lim, Andrew Monotti, Peter Stirling NEW CHAMBERS LIST A BARRISTERS newchambers.com.au barristers.com.au Michael Hodge QC Alice Muhlebach NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA LIST G BARRISTERS nortonrosefulbright.com listgbarristers.com.au Claire Forster, Nick McHugh, Martyn Taylor Nicholas P. De Young QC PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES MINTERELLISON pwc.com minterellison.com Tony O'Malley Noelia Boscana, Geoff Carter, Richard Murphy, WEBB HENDERSON Miranda Noble webbhenderson.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Andrew Christopher nortonrosefulbright.com Richard B. Lewis, Andrew Riordan

HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Peter Campbell

FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au William Keane

ADEL AIDE

Corporate and Finance

MURRAY CHAMBERS murraychambers.com.au Henry Heuzenroeder THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Josh Simons

PERTH

Corporate / Governance Practice

ADEL AIDE

DW FOX TUCKER LAWYERS dwfoxtucker.com.au Brett Thorneycroft FINLAYSONS finlaysons.com.au Jeremy Schultz, Will Taylor HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Jamie Restas K AIN LAWYERS kainlawyers.com.au Gerry Cawson LAITY MORROW laitymorrow.com.au Philip Laity, Kerry Morrow LIPMAN K ARAS lipmankaras.com Jason Karas, Skip Lipman MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Andrew Corletto, Lachlan Drew, Kent Grey, Jennifer Tobin PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Shannon Adams

BRISBANE ASHURST ashurst.com Stephanie De Vere BPL ADVISORY bpladvisory.com.au Juanita Rayson CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Stephanie Daveson, Andrew Hay, Andrew Mackenzie COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS cgw.com.au David Grace CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Jeremy Horwood DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Lyndon Masters GADENS gadens.com.au Lionel Hogg HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Natalie Bryce, Matthew FitzGerald, Jay Leary HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au Brian Moller, Luke Mountford, Nicole Radice HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Peter Daley, Cameron Jorss LEVEL 17 CHAMBERS PTY LTD Sean Cooper QC MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mccullough.com.au Diana Lohrisch MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Tony Lalor MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Gary Goldman, Steven Grant, Stephen Knight, Andrew Rentoul PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Andrew Rankin THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au James Daniel, Eugene Fung

CANBERR A ASHURST ashurst.com Georgina Adams CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Brian O'Callaghan MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Simonetta Astolfi MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Michael Brennan, Amanda Story

MELBOURNE AITKEN PARTNERS aitken.com.au John McCombe

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ALLENS allens.com.au Craig Henderson, Robert Simkiss, Jon Webster AM ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER abl.com.au Jeremy Leibler, Jane Sheridan, Jonathan Wenig ASHURST ashurst.com Andrew Harpur, John Sartori CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Brendan Groves, Michael Linehan, Andrew Walker CORNWALLS cornwalls.com.au Michael Wilton CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Jonathan Farrer, Justin Fox, Annette Hughes, Kon Mellos DAWSON CHAMBERS dawsonchambers.com.au Norman J. O'Bryan AM SC GADENS gadens.com.au David Coombes, Doug Goodman, Jolyon Rogers GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Neil Pathak, Craig Semple HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Deborah Chew, John Hutchinson, Harry New HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Raji Azzam, Priscilla Bryans, Andrew Clyne, Baden Furphy, Rodd Levy, Tim McEwen, Carolyn Pugsley, Michael Ziegelaar HUNT & HUNT hunthunt.com.au Nick Miller HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Philip Battye, Leon Gorr, Stephen Kerr, Jeremy McCarthy JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Simon Haddy JONES DAY jonesday.com Tim L'Estrange, Michael Lishman K&L GATES klgates.com John W. Mann

KHQ LAWYERS khq.com.au Natalie Cambrell KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Stephen Minns, Joseph Muraca, Diana Nicholson, Peter Stirling LANDER & ROGERS landers.com.au Peter Willcocks MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Geoff Musgrove, Ron Smooker MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Jeremy Blackshaw, Nick Broome, Alberto Colla, Bart Oude-Vrielink, John Steven PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Michael Coker PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES pwc.com Tony Holland, Ashley Poke RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au Michael Gorton AM SBA LAW sbalaw.com Steven Casper, Richard Moshinsky THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Loretta Reynolds WHITE & CASE whitecase.com Nirangjan Nagarajah ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com Meredith Campion, Geoff Simpson ALLENS allens.com.au Andrew Pascoe ASHURST ashurst.com Roger Davies, Antonella Pacitti BLACKWALL LEGAL blackwall.legal/ Rob McKenzie, Will Moncrieff CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Brett Cohen, Mark Paganin

CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Robert Franklyn, Christian Owen, Russell Philip DENTONS dentons.com David Perks GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Dalveen Belyea, Sarah Turner HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Stuart Barrymore, Paul Branston, Bruno Camarri, David Gray, Jay Leary, Elizabeth Macknay, Robert Merrick, Simon Reed HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL hoganlovells.com Matthew Johnson HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Andrew Shearwood JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Justin Harris, Paul Vinci K&L GATES klgates.com Adam Levine KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Nigel Hunt, Heath Lewis MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Daniel Kirk QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN quinnemanuel.com Paul D. Evans SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS PERTH squirepattonboggs.com Simon Rear

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ASHURST ashurst.com Garry Besson, Phil Breden, Sarah Dulhunty, Greg Golding, Bruce Macdonald, Stephen Menzies, Lisa Simmons ATANASKOVIC HARTNELL ah.com.au Anthony Hartnell BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com Ben McLaughlin BIRD & BIRD twobirds.com Anthony Latimer CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Jonathan Algar, Stuart Byrne, Rod Halstead, David Landy, Nikki Robinson CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Richard Flitcroft, Andrew Lumsden DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com David Ryan DWF (AUSTRALIA) dwfgroup.com Mark Hickey GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Peter Cook, John Williamson-Noble HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Tony Damian, Quentin Digby, Stephen Dobbs, Peter Dunne, James Graham, Philip Hart, Damien Hazard, Sarah Kenny, Rebecca MaslenStannage, Andrew Pike, Andrew Rich, Mark Rigotti, Fiona Smedley, Philippa Stone JEREMY KRIEWALDT LAWYERS Jeremy Kriewaldt SYDNE Y JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au 5 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS Marcus Clark, Jeremy Davis, John Keeves, 5wentworth.com.au Byron Koster, Damian Reichel, James Rozsa, David Bennett QC Peter Slattery ALLEN & OVERY JONES DAY allenovery.com jonesday.com Jason Denisenko, Aaron Kenavan, Michael Mark Crean, Shannon L. Finch Parshall, Michael Reede, Tony Sparks KING & WOOD MALLESONS ALLENS kwm.com allens.com.au Timothy Bednall, David Eliakim, David Guy Alexander, Richard Kriedemann, Andrew Friedlander, Meredith Paynter, Jason Watts Mansour, Stuart McCulloch KPMG LAW ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER kpmg.com.au abl.com.au John Moutsopoulos Jonathan Milner


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Franchise Law

ADEL AIDE

DMAW LAWYERS dmawlawyers.com.au Seva Surmei THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Bronwyn Furse, Josh Simons VARDON LEGAL vardons.com.au Fiona Trethewey

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Funds Management K AIN LAWYERS kainlawyers.com.au Gerry Cawson

BRISBANE

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PERTH MDS LEGAL mdslegal.com.au Tamra Seaton

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CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Brad Robinson

PERTH WRIGHT LEGAL wrightlegal.com.au Dom McGreal

SYDNE Y ASHURST ashurst.com Paul Jenkins CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Stuart Byrne KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com David Eliakim, Meredith Paynter


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WOTTON + KEARNEY wottonkearney.com.au Raisa Conchin, Brooke Jacobs

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SOUNDING THE ALARM WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT AUSTRALIA’S NEW CORPORATE WHISTLEBLOWING REGIME—AND WHAT PREVIOUS CASES FROM THE U.K. CAN TEACH US.

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To determine whether cer tain information will USTRALIA’S NEW whistleblowing regime was introduced to provide enhanced constitute a protected disclosure, one must consider protections to those in the corporate whether • the individual who disclosed the information sector who seek to inform others of or made the c omplain t will be an e ligible malfeasance. It significantly expands whistleblower; the categories of individuals eligible to qualify as • the type of information disclosed or complained whistleblowers, the types of disclosures that will be about will be considered a protected disclosure; protected, and the individuals and entities to whom and whether disclosures can be made. • the individual disclosed the information or made It’s critical for employers in Australia to be able the complaint to a person eligible to receive to identify, at the outset, whether a complaint or that information. disclosure will fall within the scope of the new regime. Under Australian law, Mistakes at the beginning can current and former employees, create substantial difficulties suppliers, or contractors, as and expose employers we ll as t h e s p o u s e o r a ny to potentially signif icant family members of these liabilit y for even inadver tent individuals, may be considered noncompliance. whistleblowers. They will be As yet, no case law in legally protected if they have Australia has considered the “UNDER AUSTRALIAN LAW, reasonable grounds to suspect new strictures. Australian CURRENT AND FORMER that the information they ’re whistleblowing laws, though, disclosing concerns a regulated are a hybrid of the statutor y EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, entity, or an officer or employee regimes currently in place in the OR CONTRACTORS, of a regulated entity, engaging United Kingdom and the United in States, so employers can draw AS WELL AS THE SPOUSE • misconduct; some guidance from previous • an improper state of affairs judgments there—particularly OR ANY FAMILY MEMBERS OF or circumstances; those in the U.K. THESE INDIVIDUALS, MAY BE • conduct that is in breach of financial-sector laws; CONSIDERED • c o n d u c t t h a t c o n s t i t u te s WHISTLEBLOWERS.” a Commonwealth offence p u n i s h a b l e b y 12 m o n t h s ’ imprisonment; or • conduc t that represents a danger to the public or financial system. Given the broad range of concerns that may be disclosed, it is critical for employers to identify whether the At first glance, cer tain disclosures might not information or complaint will fall into one of these appear to be protected under whistleblowing laws, categories. If an employee comments to a senior so determining their official status is critical. Where manager that his or her manager is bullying the once employers might have been alert primarily to team, for example, that employee could be regarded whether the complaint indicated bullying, harassment, as a protected whistleblower. To get a sense of the broad range of conduct that or discrimination, they must now also consider whether it falls within the scope of the law. If it may be ensnared by whistleblowing laws, consider does, protecting the whistleblower ’s identit y is Elysium Healthcare No. 2 Ltd v. Ogunlami from the imperative—and innocently providing the complaint U.K. In this decision published in 2019 case, a healthto an internal HR or investigative team might breach care assistant complained to his employer that his supervisor had been taking food from patients. The the legislation.

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U.K.’s Employment Appeal Tribunal (E AT) had to consider whether this disclosure was protected. Whilst at first glance it might not seem to be, given that it concerns individual conduct rather than a more widespread problem, the E AT found that the assistant was indeed a protected whistleblower, on the basis that the disclosure indicated a breach of a legal obligation: the super visor’s conditions of employment.

Factors employers should consider to ensure regime compliance

POLICIES Employers in Australia that are classified as “large proprietary companies” under the regime are required to have a formal whistleblower policy, which must be made available to officers and employees and must outline the process by which the employer will investigate and deal with such disclosures. Even if such policies are not a formal legislative requirement, employers ought to maintain them to ensure that their workforce understands the appropriate means for making, and dealing with, complaints. What are the risks of an employer unknowingly breaching whistleblowing protections? Consider, again from the U.K., Beatt v. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, from 2017. Here, a cardiologist disclosed a number of things to his employer, including an asser tion that the suspension of a nurse in his

division directly contributed to the death of a patient. The employer considered the information to be vexatious and unsubstantiated, and the cardiologist was subsequently dismissed for serious misconduct on the grounds that he had made false accusations of poor patient safety against a coworker. The Court of Appeal held that the cardiologist had been unfairly terminated, contrary to whistleblowing protections— and, further, that he was dismissed because he had made what should have been protected disclosures. The court held that it did not matter that the employer genuinely believed both that the information wasn’t protected and that the cardiologist was making the accusation in bad faith. TR AINING Employers should also ensure that their workers, par ticularly those eligible to receive protected disclosures, complete whistleblower training that will enable them to identify the types of complaints and information that may be protected, and make them aware of the procedures they must follow in such instances. When it’s not clear if a complaint or disclosed information will be protected, employers should se ek le gal advic e to ensure that they re main compliant. DL A Piper ’s employment team has ex tensive experience advising clients on the whistleblowing regimes in Australia and the U.K., as well as helping them deal with the relevant processes that must be followed upon receipt of a protected disclosure. Please reach out to our team to learn how we might be able to assist you. ●

NICHOLAS TURNER Nicholas Turner has over 20 years’ experience working across Australia, Asia and London. He is qualified in both Australia and the United Kingdom and has particular expertise in financial services, life sciences and technology. Nicholas regularly advises clients on complex and sensitive investigations, terminations and compliance issues, as well as advising on the full range of employment matters and acting in employment litigation.

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CHECKS AND BALANCES ENSURING PROBITY AND ABOVE-BOARD BEHAVIOUR IN BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT—AND THAT IMPORTANCE CAN BE PARTICULARLY STARK DURING A MAJOR CRISIS LIKE THE PANDEMIC. AN OVERVIEW OF A YEAR’S WORTH OF COMMISSIONS AND INQUIRIES.

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H E H E I G H T E N E D p u b l i c s c r u t i ny of government agencies and regulatory and integrity bodies throughout Australia of late has made a substantial impact on a number of entities: regulators, the regulated, and anyone who does business with government. Reports over the last 12 months of investigations into the conduct of regulators and other government agencies have ser ved as a good reminder of the importance of several key matters: • government agencies exercising the functions given to them under legislation and having regard to the objects of the legislation they administer; • good record - keeping and the need to have systems in place to respond to oversight bodies accurately and promptly; • good decision making based on sound risk assessments and expert knowledge; • good supplier diligence and procurement even, and perhaps especially, when there is urgency for the action or procurement; and • the “Six Principles” of the Honourable Kenneth Hayne AC QC, from the Royal Commission Into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation, and Financial Services Industry, namely: ○ obey the law; ○ do not mislead or deceive; ○ be fair; ○ provide services that are fit for purpose; ○ deliver services with reasonable care and skill; and ○ when acting for another, act in the best interests of that party. Likewise, all entities must accept that external ove r si g ht is a n i n h e re n t c o m p o n e n t of g o o d governance. We examine this trend through a brief coverage of recent Inquiries in Australia.

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Special Commission of Inquiry Into the Ruby Princess

A Royal Commission, or Special Commission, is a form of ad hoc inquiry headed by a commissioner to report on a given matter. Across the states and territories of Australia, similar legislation establishes the framework, and manner of commencement, of these inquiries. One such commission was assembled to respond to the disembarkation of passengers in Sydney, New South Wales from the cruise ship Ruby Princess on the morning of 19 March, 2020, at the outset of the pandemic. Bret Walker SC was appointed commissioner of the inquiry; he reported his findings on 14 August. The report, in particular chapter 11, emphasises the impor tance of information sharing between government agencies (including intrastate agencies) and between state and federal government agencies as well. Other crucial points of the inquiry included: • the benefit of sufficient documentation of dayto-day administration of legislation, which is particularly important when operations occur under broad powers or agreement; • the importance of adhering to internal processes; • the impor tance of sufficient documentation of decisions by government departments; and • a reminder that it is not sufficient just to have good processes and systems. The internal s tr uc tures and proc e dures of gove r nme nt depar tments must be complemented by adequate training and be regularly interrogated to ensure that they remain fit for purpose. Those matters are just as relevant to private-sector bodies with complex systems and procedures as they are to government agencies.

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Some of the topics pertinent to the Ruby Princess Inquir y also arose in th e V ic to r ian inquiry into the Covid-19 Hotel Quarantine Program.

The Hotel “Quarantine Inquiry

By the time passengers disembarked from the Ruby Princess in New South Wales in March 2020, Covid-19 was a l r e a d y w r e a k i n g h av o c i n Victoria. By that May, though, active cases in Victoria had fallen to 57 from a peak of 541 in March. By 1 June, “stage three” restrictions originally imposed in March had eased. Little more than a month later, however, a second outbreak linked to containment breaches in the state’s hotel - quarantine program descended on Victoria. Hundreds of lives were lost. The Hotel Quarantine Inquir y was established by an Order in Council on 2 July, and in December 2020 the Honourable Jennifer Coate AO delivered her report. The key highlights of this inquiry concerned the importance of: • forward-looking risk assessments; • making decisions at the correct level of authority and expertise;

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• adhering to extant policies; and • tr a ns pa re n t a n d c o h esi ve governance structures. Regarding the first two points, Commissioner Coate observed, on page 22 of her report, that the process by which security firms were selected was neither appropriate nor suf f iciently rigorous, was too hasty, done without any risk assessment, led by staff without the requisite experience or knowledge, and made without any public-health oversight or input. A s i n t h e R u by P r i n c e s s Inquiry, too, the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry noted the importance of observing existing policies. For example, although the applicable critical incident procurement policy offered flexibility to source services outside the approved list of suppliers, it did not follow that proper procurement practices and decision making prescribed by the policy could simply be disregarded. In this respect, Commissioner Coate noted that Procurement policies are there for a reason. The existence of procurement policies in general . . . reflect principles of value of money as well as accountability, suitability, and capability to properly provide services, transparency, and probity. Her c o mments reinforc e the war nings fro m NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption


Conclusion

(IC AC) in th e ear l y days of the pandemic, when the Commissions of Inquiry are commission announced that not the only form of oversight. p a n d e m i c c o n d i t i o n s we r e Others include permanent conducive to fraud based on bodies such as state - based the well-known “fraud triangle”— anticorruption commissions, that is, circumstances of audit offices, Senate committee financial pressure, opportunity, “IN THE EXIGENT UNCERTAINTY hearings, and, with increasing and rationalisation. frequency in New South Wales, In the exigent uncertainty of OF THE PANDEMIC, FINANCIAL the use of parliamentary orders the pandemic, financial pressure PRESSURE MIGHT BE EXERTED for production of documents. might b e exer te d on public The media, of course, are servants, as well as on external ON PUBLIC SERVANTS, AS WELL another impor tant check on suppliers and contractors. New th e exe rcise of p owe r. T h e AS ON EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND oppor tunities for corruption combination of investigative might arise due to se curit y CONTRACTORS.” journalism plus statutory and weaknesses, depar ture from parliamentary mechanisms for usual processes, or lack of staff oversight has allowed for close super vision. Rationalisation examination of the performance of dishonest behaviour may of various law - enforcement o ccur when the boundaries bodies over the last 12 months. of morally justifiable actions The recent upsurge of appear to shift due to unusual inquiries into the behaviour of or urgent circumstances, or power ful entities—including because others are perceived financial institutions, casinos, to be getting away with it. Finally, the Hotel Quarantine Inquir y showed and government agencies—signals to regulators and the c ri tic al imp or tanc e of clari t y in oversight the regulated in every sector, in a highly public manner, arrangements and governance structures—and the ways in which they will be held accountable. ● good communication of both. Without them, any organisation’s response to an emerging threat may be crippled by confusion and fragmentation.

MICHAEL SULLIVAN Michael Sullivan is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. Michael is a litigation lawyer with a particular focus on providing litigation and advisory support to government clients. He regularly assists government clients with prosecutions; investigations; statutory inquiries; and administrative law and private sector clients with complex contractual disputes or regulatory proceedings.

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Human Rights Law PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Erin McCarthy

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PERTH BLACKWALL LEGAL blackwall.legal/ Rob McKenzie JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Adam Levin

SYDNE Y

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FRENCH DR MEDIATION SERVICES frenchdr.com.au Rebecca Wilson GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Janet Whiting LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au Elizabeth Bennett, Kylie Evans, Peter R. D. Gray QC, Peter J. Hanks QC, Rowena Orr QC LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au Elizabeth Bennett, Kylie Evans, Peter R. D. Gray QC, Peter J. Hanks QC, Rowena Orr QC MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Mark Henry, John Rantino SC YOUNG'S LIST youngslist.com.au Cathy Dowsett, Diana Harding QC, Helen M. Symon QC

CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Rod Dann, Michael Leong, Henry Prokuda, Eddie Scuderi HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Michael Back HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Michael Anastas MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Sonja Read MURDOCH LAWYERS murdochs.com.au/ John Lobban TUCKER & COWEN SOLICITORS tuckercowen.com.au Justin Marschke TURKSLEGAL turkslegal.com.au Andrew Forbes SYDNE Y WHITE LEGAL whitelegal.com.au Mark White

TXD LAW txdlaw.com.au Tony Dooley

KPMG LAW kpmg.com.au Paula Gilardoni MINTERELLISON PERTH minterellison.com Katrina Groshinski, Russell Miller, Paul Schoff ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com NEW CHAMBERS Mark van Brakel newchambers.com.au Elizabeth Cheeseman SC, Michael Hodge QC, CLIFFORD CHANCE cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/plac- Arthur Moses SC es/asia_pacific/australia.html NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Kirsten Scott nortonrosefulbright.com Alison Deitz, Claire Forster, Michael Sullivan, FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS Martyn Taylor francisburt.com.au William Keane PERCIVAL LEGAL percivallegal.com.au JACKSON MCDONALD Andrew Percival jacmac.com.au Matthew Bowen PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au MINTERELLISON Andrea Beatty minterellison.com Adam Handley, Matthew Knox PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES pwc.com NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Tony O'Malley nortonrosefulbright.com Paul Lingard 13 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN 13wentworth.com.au/ QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN quinnemanuel.com Matthew Hutchings Beau Deleuil, Michael Mills quinnemanuel.com CANBERR A Paul D. 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Horgan QC GILBERT + TOBIN kovichco.com.au gtlaw.com.au GILBERT + TOBIN Matthew Andruchowycz gtlaw.com.au Elizabeth Avery, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Moya Dodd, MINTERELLISON Simon Muys Richard Harris, Peter Waters, Luke Woodward minterellison.com HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Paul Ingram herbertsmithfreehills.com herbertsmithfreehills.com MURRAY CHAMBERS Baden Furphy Liza Carver, Leon Chung, Tony Coburn, Patrick murraychambers.com.au Gay, Sue Gilchrist, Philip Hart, Luke Hastings, HIVE LEGAL Henry Heuzenroeder Grant Marjoribanks, Fiona Smedley, Philippa hivelegal.com.au NDA LAW Stone, Ruth Stringer, Anna Sutherland, Michael ndalaw.com.au Mitzi Gilligan Vrisakis, Juliana Warner JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Andrea Michaels HWL EBSWORTH ADEL AIDE jws.com.au PIPER ALDERMAN hwlebsworth.com.au Tom Jarvis, Rohan Madders, Peter Rose piperalderman.com.au HWL EBSWORTH Stephen Cavanagh, Andrew Galvin, Richard KING & WOOD MALLESONS Will Fennell hwlebsworth.com.au Westmoreland kwm.com SHAW LAWYERS Peter Campbell JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Louis Chiam, Caroline Coops, Andrew Deszcz, shawlawyers.com.au/index.html JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Katherine Forrest, Andrew Monotti, Diana Andrew Shaw jws.com.au Sar Katdare, Andrew Willekes Nicholson, Tony Troiani THOMSON GEER Anthony Groom, Gordon Radford JONES DAY MINTERELLISON tglaw.com.au THOMSON GEER jonesday.com minterellison.com George Hodson, Paul Tanti tglaw.com.au Prudence Smith Noelia Boscana, Geoff Carter, Ross Freeman, VDV LEGAL Josh Simons Richard Murphy KEYPOINT LAW vdvlegal.com.au/ keypointlaw.com.au Julie Van der Velde BRISBANE NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA Warwick Painter nortonrosefulbright.com WALLMANS LAWYERS CLAYTON UTZ James Crowe, Richard B. Lewis, Bernard O'Shea KING & WOOD MALLESONS wallmans.com.au claytonutz.com kwm.com THOMSON GEER Stephen Heath, Natalie Lloyd, Harry Patsias Jamie Doran, Barry Dunphy Vishal Ahuja, Jim Boynton, Scott Farrell, Sharon tglaw.com.au Henrick, Wayne Leach, Mark McFarlane, Scott Charaneka Alexander Morris, Dale Rayner, Damien Richard, Moira Saville, Peta Stevenson

Tax Law

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WRP LEGAL & ADVISORY wrplegal.com.au Matthew Allan, Marc Romaldi

HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Frank Hinoporos, Keith James, Peter Murray, Andrew O'Bryan, Michael Parker BRISBANE HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com CLAYTON UTZ Sue Williamson claytonutz.com Philip Bisset JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS Kathryn Bertram, Stewart Grieve cgw.com.au Greg Cahill, Fletch Heinemann JONES DAY jonesday.com DBM HORIZONS Simon Bowden, Niv Tadmore dbmhorizons.com.au David Marschke KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Michael Clough, Stuart Courtney, Michael Perez, herbertsmithfreehills.com David Wood David Stitt LIST A BARRISTERS HOLDING REDLICH barristers.com.au holdingredlich.com John De Wijn AM QC, Daniel J. McInerney QC Damien Bourke MINTERELLISON HOPGOODGANIM minterellison.com hopgoodganim.com.au Carmen McElwain, John Riley, Adrian Varrasso Michael Patane OWEN DIXON CHAMBERS INNS OF COURT bcl.net.au innsofcourt.com.au Lisa A. Hespe Harry Lakis, David W. Marks QC PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES INNS OF COURT pwc.com innsofcourt.com.au Simon Rooke Harry Lakis, David W. Marks QC SLADEN LEGAL KING & WOOD MALLESONS sladen.com.au kwm.com Neil Brydges, Daniel Smedley Katrina Parkyn TAX + LAW LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS taxpluslaw.com.au level27chambers.com.au Damian O'Connor Mark Robertson QC THOMSON GEER MACPHERSON KELLEY tglaw.com.au mk.com.au Jeffrey Chang, Ron Jorgensen, Tony Pane Hayden Bentley WHITE & CASE MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON whitecase.com mccullough.com.au Nicholas Rouse Duncan Bedford, David Hughes YOUNG'S LIST MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS youngslist.com.au mcw.com.au Helen M. Symon QC Neal Dallas MINTERELLISON PERTH minterellison.com Craig Bowie DELOITTE AUSTRALIA www2.deloitte.com/au/en.html SALLY NEWMAN CONSULTING Jonathon Leek snewmanconsulting.com Sally Newman FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au SIR HARRY GIBBS CHAMBERS Grahame Young gibbschambers.com.au/ Anthony Anderson GREENWOODS & HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS THOMSON GEER greenwoods.com.au tglaw.com.au Nick Heggart Philip Byrnes JACKSON MCDONALD WEST GARBUTT jacmac.com.au westgarbutt.com.au Adam Levin Michael McLaughlin, Mark West MS LEGAL MELBOURNE Modiesha Stephens MURFETT LEGAL ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER murfett.com.au/ abl.com.au Mike Frampton Mark Leibler AC, Paul Sokolowski SCEALES LAWYERS ASHURST sceales.com/ ashurst.com Robert Sceales Ian Kellock, Geoffrey Mann WARREN SYMINTON RALPH CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH wsrlaw.com.au corrs.com.au John Pickering Rhys Jewell, Cameron Rider DEVER'S LIST SYDNE Y deverslist.com.au Eugene Wheelahan QC ALLEN & OVERY allenovery.com DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA Ka Sen Wong dlapiper.com James Newnham ALLENS allens.com.au FOLEY'S LIST Adrian Chek, Larry Magid, Craig Milner, Joseph foleys.com.au Power Andrew De Wijn, Simon A. Tisher ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER GADENS abl.com.au gadens.com.au Clint Harding Peter Poulos ASHURST GREENWOODS & HERBERT SMITH ashurst.com FREEHILLS Bill Cannon, Vivian Chang, Paul Glover, Barbara greenwoods.com.au Phair, Sanjay Wavde Zoe Chung, Toby Eggleston, Narelle McBride, Adrian O'Shannessy BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com Amrit MacIntyre, John Walker

Government, Regulation and Civil Rights

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Trade Law

ADEL AIDE

PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Tony Abbott

BRISBANE HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Paul Baxter HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Philip Hunter

CANBERR A MOULIS LEGAL moulislegal.com Daniel Moulis

MELBOURNE COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Andrew Tulloch DAWSON CHAMBERS dawsonchambers.com.au Norman J. O'Bryan AM SC GROSS & BECROFT LAWYERS grossbecroft.com.au Ross Stuart Becroft, Louis Gross HFW hfw.com Robert Springall, Gavin Vallely K ALUS KENNY INTELEX kkilawyers.com.au Malcolm Brown LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au Michael Wise QC MINTERELLISON minterellison.com David Morfesi RIGBY COOKE LAWYERS rigbycooke.com.au Andrew Hudson

SYDNE Y BIRD & BIRD twobirds.com Anthony Latimer COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Stuart Hetherington GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au John Schembri HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Patrick Gay HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Nathan Cecil, Geoff Farnsworth HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Joe Hurley, Jesper Martens JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Sar Katdare MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Russell Miller NEW CHAMBERS newchambers.com.au Gregory Nell SC NORTON WHITE nortonwhite.com Danella Wilmshurst PERCIVAL LEGAL percivallegal.com.au Andrew Percival

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Can We Be Optimistic?

LOBAL TRADE POLICY has taken a seat at the head of the geopolitical table as As the W TO’s 30 th anniversar y approaches, its the 2020s round into form. It’s therefore useful to take stock of current trends, evolution has slowed. As such, there’s a mismatch the better to speculate about the likely between the organisation’s rules and the changing evolution of trade law and policy throughout the scope of global trade. W TO regulations don’t yet sufficiently address digitally delivered services, even Asia-Pacific region (APAC) in the years ahead. Covid-19 has dramatically illustrated the critical though they now account for more than 50 per cent impor tance of cross- border supply chains in an of trade in global services and roughly 15 per cent of interconnected world. Global businesses continue the world’s goods-and-services exchange. WTO rules to contend with restrictions on the movement likewise barely cover foreign investment even though of personnel and goods, as well as unexpected it’s now the cornerstone of modern commerce, and d i s r u p t i o n s to o p e r a t i o n s , t r a n s p o r t , m a r ke t only superficially address climate change and the access, and product availability—as the current transition to cleaner energy, which will be a focal point of both governments worldwide shor tage of and businesses seeking to semiconductors , and its meet Paris 2050 targets for significant impact on at least the next decade. automobile production Nonetheless, we can makes all too clear. be optimistic. The global Developments far trading system is dynamic beyond the pandemic will “STAYING UP TO DATE ON AND a n d re s ili e n t . D e l ay s at make an impact on world the multilateral level have ENGAGED WITH INTERNATIONAL trade in the decade ahead, led to workarounds via a t h o u g h . Te c h n o l o g i c a l TRADE RULES, AS WELL AS pro life ratio n of re gio nal i n n ovati o n c o nti n u e s to and bilateral trade drive global e - commerce COUNTRIES’ DOMESTIC TRADE agreements, which of ten an d eve r g re ate r c ros s POLICIES, HAS NEVER BEEN MORE feature unique innovations b o rd e r d at a f l ow. M a ny of their own. International countries are focusing anew IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES trade and investment offer on social and environmental sufficient opportunities and AS THEY NAVIGATE THIS concerns, such as humanprotections for businesses, rights compliance at every MULTIDIMENSIONAL AND although those wishing to stage of the supply chain resolve trade disputes must (codif ied in many c ases INCREASINGLY COMPLEX increasingly seek solutions under a growing number of GLOBAL ORDER.” within a complex patchwork Modern Slavery Acts) and of bilateral and regional climate-change mitigation. agreements. Re c e n t ye a r s h ave als o In this contex t, “mega wi tn esse d a resurg e n c e regional” trade pacts, of economic nationalism such as the Trans-Pacific and geopolitical stoushes— Partnership (TPP) and the Brexit is a prime example, along with heightened trade tensions between the Regional Comprehensive Economic Par tnership (RCEP), have emerged as critical tools for countries United States and China. Staying up to date on and engaged with international to address the next generation of trade concerns. trade rules, as well as countries’ domestic trade T hese agre e m e nts are re c alibrating the r ules p o li c i e s , h as n eve r b e e n m o re i m p o r t a nt fo r governing digital trade, foreign direct investment, and businesses as they navigate this multidimensional intellectual property; they also provide an important and increasingly complex global order. Australian forum in which to address the trade effects of social businesses, in particular, have witnessed geopolitical and environmental policies, as well as a wider safety tensions made manifest in the form of trade disputes, net for businesses amid geopolitical tensions. The TPP, for example, encompasses the broadest with a flurr y of World Trade Organisation (W TO) contretemps emerging over the last 12 months scope and most liberalised trade commitments ever between Australia and China in relation to barley, made—which explains why accession to the pact has been a top priority for the United Kingdom postwine, and steel. Brexit. Even the United States, despite its high-profile

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TPP withdrawal during Donald Trump’s presidency, nonetheless sought to replicate its liberalised market access and regulatory terms in the United StatesMexico - Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), the successor to NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which had been in force since 1994.

Navigating the Trade of Tomorrow

What can we expect over the remainder of the 2020s? In essence, a more nuanced and complex trade environment, but also a corresponding evolution of intergovernmental measures to assist business and facilitate market access. Regarding social and environmental policies, many countries seek to implement measures that influence global trade within the parameters of existing rules. One example is the proactive measure of Modern Slaver y Acts to combat human - rights violations along supply chains. Another is the more aggressive approach to emissions reduction adopted most notably by Canada, the European Union, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S.—which have foreshadowed the introduction of a carbon price on traded goods in the form of border carbon adjustments. Businesses operating worldwide will need to stay apprised of these evolving domestic laws and their potential cross-border impact. At the same time, the previous American administration and the pandemic offered a reminder of how quickly mercantilism can reappear, often within the boundaries of existing trade rules. In the last 18 months or so, national-security and healthand-safety concerns have overtaken more-liberal trade policies, leading to greater restrictions on cross-border investment and movement of people; tightening rules on exports of essential goods such as vaccines, semiconductors, and rare-earth metals; and increasing concerns regarding data sovereignty. These developments fur ther highlight the importance of trade agreements to ensuring that national legislatures for mulate their domestic policies with regard to the greater global interest in maintaining smooth cross-border trade. Businesses operating in markets more susceptible to political influence, though, should be aware that if market access isn’t secured in binding treaties, it can be quickly undone when global circumstances and national interest conspire.

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Certainty in an Uncertain World

The trade environment of the 2020s will be marked by rapid change. Pandemic aftershocks, ongoing tensions between China and its trading partners, the push to meet Paris Agreement environmental targets, and growing national-security concerns about data, semiconductors, and rare ear ths will all contribute to persistent regulatory uncertainty. Business should expect that governments will employ trade policy more aggressively than in the past, both to protect local producers and pursue broader strategic goals. Companies must also anticipate less cer taint y in their supply chains and may need to adjust them quickly to adapt to changing circumstances. Finally, businesses should be prepared for the imposition of a growing list of domestic obligations, whether Modern Slavery Act concerns, border adjustments, or regulation of data collection and use. Nations are once again calling upon venerated mechanisms such as the WTO’s dispute-settlement system, pursuing and expanding new trade treaties, and exploring fresh approaches to trade liberalisation. For all these reasons, international trade law and governments’ trade policies must remain front of mind for companies that operate across borders. Trade agreements provide a modicum of certainty and stability in a world increasingly deficient of each. What, then, does all this mean in practice? • Businesses should continually monitor developments in international trade law, which is more fluid today than in many years, and must inform investment decisions as well as the structure of global value chains accordingly. • Companies in the APAC region should follow the lead of their American counterparts, which have become key contributors to the trade-policy conversation—whether publicly or through direct channels—in an effort to ensure that outcomes are consistent with industry requirements. • Firms should expect to be called upon to help governments engage effectively with the WTO’s dispute-settlement process—either grounding or defending claims whose outcome will affect their industry. Global conditions and rules are changing rapidly, but uncertainty goes hand in hand with opportunity. Now is the time for businesses to engage with global trade policy and use trade rules to their advantage. ●


DR MARTYN TAYLOR

JO FELDMAN

DANIEL ALLMAN

Dr Martyn Taylor is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. He leads the international trade group in the Asia-Pacific. He is also the Treasurer of the international section of the Law Council of Australia. Martyn advises extensively on cross-border market access and commercial arrangements, as well as international trade regulation. Martyn has a particular focus on trade in technology and services and also advises on trade disputes, export controls/sanctions, anti-dumping, and investigations. He has specific expertise in World Trade Organisation law and Trade Agreements, including holding a PhD in international trade law.

Jo Feldman is a special counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. She has worked as an international lawyer and treaty negotiator for the Australian Government, including as lead legal counsel on the Trans Pacific Partnership, and legal counsel on FTAs with China, the EU, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK. She worked as a senior dispute settlement lawyer at the World Trade Organisation; was a senior lawyer on the team defending Australia’s first investorState arbitration claim, and five WTO disputes, bought against Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging legislation; and has extensive experience in WTO disputes, including disputes between the US and China over antidumping, rare earths, intellectual property, and digital products.

Daniel Allman is a senior associate at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. He specialises in cross-border dispute resolution and represents clients in international commercial and investment arbitration, including under bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements, as well as complex commercial litigation. Daniel is dual-qualified in New York and Australia, and has experience in energy, finance, infrastructure, and oil and gas, among other industries. He serves as Regional Chair for Oceania on the board of Young ITA, the young practitioner branch of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

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THE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY DOING WELL AND DOING GOOD NEED NOT BE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS THAT PROVIDE BOTH SOLID LONG-TERM RETURNS AND POSITIVE SOCIAL OUTCOMES, OFTEN THROUGH PUBLICPRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, ARE AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA.

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USTRALIA FACES a number of challenges the use of partnership or alliance models, as we’ve in its housing sector. Affordability is a recently seen with the initial phases of the Public constant concern in the capital cities, Housing Renewal Program (PHRP) in Victoria and while many regional centres are suffering the Community Housing Redevelopment Program acute shortages of rental accommodation, (CHRP) in New South Wales. making it more challenging to attract and retain a local workforce and capitalise on regional job opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated these challenges due to heightened demand for property Social and affordable housing, by their nature, in the regions from cit y employees and also in involve some level of subsidy—and therefore are the major cities with migration and wage growth made available at a discount to stalling and now policymakers market—given that the housing and developers face a testing is provided to people on low time delivering housing stock to moderate incomes. Broadly that is both sufficient to meet speak ing , so cial housing is demand and “fit for purpose” for “THE ISSUE IS GAINING set out at up to 30 per cent the broader community. of a tenant ’s income, while Access to social and PROMINENCE AT ALL LEVELS af fordable housing is set at affordable housing is one area no more than 75 per cent of OF GOVERNMENT AND WITHIN of par ticular concern, given market rent. increasing demand and a level COMMUNITIES; AMONG THE Invariably, then, this is an of investment that, according to infrastructure class requiring FACTORS OF NOTE IS THE IMPACT the National Housing Finance s o m e l e ve l of g ove r n m e n t and Investment Corporation ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE suppor t, whether financial (NHFIC), falls short of overall o r n o n f i n a n c i a l , to e n s u r e household growth. The issue SECTOR, IN WHICH INVESTMENTS economic viability. The support is gaining prominence at all required mirrors many of the WITH AN EMPHASIS ON levels of government and sam e sup p o r ts p rovid e d in within communities; among the ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND traditional infrastructure asset factors of note is the impact classes, including operational GOVERNANCE ISSUES (ESG) THAT on the infrastructure sector, o r ta x subsidies; lo ng - te r m in which investments with an ALSO PROVIDE SOLID FINANCIAL concessional debt finance emphasis on environmental, (such as that provided by the social, and governance issues RETURNS ARE HIGHLY PRIZED.” NHFIC); the grant of land at no (ESG) that also provide solid cost, at a significant discount or f inancial retur ns are highly on peppercorn lease terms; as prized. well as expedited planning and Indeed, the natural alignment project processes that facilitate between ESG considerations a n d s o c i a l o r a f f o r d a b l e h o u s i n g p r o v i d e s “commercial” elements of a housing development oppor tunities for private -sector developers and (i.e., housing sold or rented at market values) crossinvestors in this emerging infrastructure asset class. subsidising those social and affordable housing Equally, there are opportunities for governments to components which would otherwise be uneconomic leverage private -sector developers and investors in their own right. One important mechanism that can be used to close attracted by the potential for long-term stable returns but also looking for their portfolios to deliver positive this funding gap, and with which the infrastructure social outcomes. This intersection of interests would investment sector is quite familiar, is the payment of seem a natural focus of collaboration for government, operating subsidies by the government to the private developers, housing providers, and investors through developer or operator, tied to various performance

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measures relating to use, operation, maintenance, and availability. This mechanism, and the provision of concessional debt finance from the NHFIC, were featured in the f irst housing package to reach financial close under the PHRP in Victoria.

The Public-Private Partnership Opportunity

Under the recently announced first stage of the PHRP (project value of approximately AU$500 million), public - housing estates in several metropolitan Melbourne suburbs will be redeveloped, delivering some 745 social or rent-reduced units and 365 homes for private rent, replacing 4 45 outdated homes. The project is structured as a quasi-public-private partnership (PPP) and involves an innovative groundlease model with nominal rent and periodic service payments from Homes Victoria for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the residences by the project proponent during the 40 -year lease term. At the end of the lease, the land and houses will be handed back to Homes Victoria. A first for Australia, the project demonstrates the potential for partnership or alliance models, such as PPPs, to drive the delivery of social and affordable housing and the oppor tunities as an investment model for infrastructure funds looking to deploy capital for long-term returns while helping deliver

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positive social outcomes for the community. For governments, these alliances represent a c h an c e to l eve r ag e m u c h - n e e d e d inve s tm e nt from the private sector, ensuring standards and r e s p o n s i b i l i t y fo r o n g o i n g m a n a g e m e n t a n d maintenance of community housing stock while retaining ownership of the asset in public hands—all at a time of low interest rates, strong investment appetite for infrastructure assets (and potentially significant foreign investment interest in Australian assets when pandemic travel and other restrictions are lifted), and an alignment of public, community, and business interests in ESG commitments. As a significant landholder, government could also look to “recycle” underused land assets through PPP structures while ensuring that they ultimately remain in government hands and are not privatised.

About Holding Redlich

Holding Redlich is a large national commercial law firm with offices across Australia. We have a dedicated social infrastructure practice that advises some of Australia’s leading developers, providers, and investors in the social and affordable housing, specialist disability accommodation, build-to-rent, and precinct development sectors. Our team has significant experience in broader multi-use precinct developments with a housing component, such as entertainment, health, and education hub. ●


TROY LEWIS Troy is the National Head of the Construction, Infrastructure & Projects team with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. He specialises in project delivery, risk mitigation and avoidance and construction disputes in all states and territories of Australia. Troy has extensive project experience in a number of sectors including major commercial construction, civil works projects, infrastructure projects, water, energy and resources projects, Public Private Partnerships, LNG projects and mining projects.

SHAUN WHITTAKER Shaun has worked in the infrastructure and finance sector for 14 years and specialises in new economy transactions revolving around social and economic infrastructure, technology and impact investment. His recent experience includes advising on the delivery and funding of various social and affordable housing projects, built-to-rent projects, specialist disability accommodation projects, hospital and healthcare projects, childcare facilities and technology platforms integrating with these sectors.

TONY RUTHERFORD Tony is a highly regarded and trusted adviser who specialises in construction, operations, services and development documentation, and dispute resolution for major infrastructure projects. He advises on large and complex infrastructure transactions and disputes across a wide range of sectors, including education, health, power (including renewables), social and affordable housing, water, mining, oil and gas, roads and telecommunications.

DAVID HARLEY David is a projects lawyer who specialises in the development and operation of infrastructure projects in the transport, energy, utilities and social infrastructure sectors for both owners and contractors. He has major project experience internationally and in-house, having undertaken long-term secondments in the energy, mining and transport sectors.

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DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Stephen Webb GADENS gadens.com.au Jim Demack HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Michael Back, Peter G. Butler, Jay Leary, Margaret Mertens, Clare Smethurst HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Stephen Burton, Troy Lewis HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Ross Williams JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au David Colenso, Craig Wappett JONES DAY jonesday.com John Cooper KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com David Bell, Scott Budd, Shannon Etwell, Robert Jackson, Justin McDonnell, Craig Rogers LANDER & ROGERS landers.com.au Vince Rogers LEVEL 17 CHAMBERS PTY LTD Scott Hooper LEVEL TWENTY SEVEN CHAMBERS level27chambers.com.au Shane Doyle QC, James Green, Matthew Hickey, Bianca Kabel, Claire Schneider, Michael Trim MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mccullough.com.au Matt Bradbury MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Robin Lonergan, Greg Richards MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Michael Creedon, Ross Landsberg, Andrew Orford, David Pearce, Andrew Rentoul, Julie Whitehead, Jonathon Williams NORTHBANK CHAMBERS northbankchambers.com.au Kylie Downes QC, Melanie Hindman QC NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Keira Brennan, Ren Niemann PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Karyn Reardon RUSSELL THIRGOOD russellthirgood.com Russell Thirgood THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Andrew Kelly

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS squirepattonboggs.com Cris Cureton

LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au Martin R. Scott QC, Jeremy A. F. Twigg QC LIST G BARRISTERS MELBOURNE listgbarristers.com.au Martin R. Scott QC, Jeremy A. F. Twigg QC ALLENS allens.com.au MADDOCKS David Donnelly, Michael Ryan, Emma Warren maddocks.com.au Andrew Pitney, Shane Ridley, Anna Scannell, ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER Alicia Sheridan, Sefton Warner SC, Paul Woods abl.com.au Kevin Frawley MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au ASHURST Catie Moore ashurst.com David Jardine, Grant Rowlands MINTERELLISON minterellison.com BAKER MCKENZIE Jeanette Barbaro, Peter Block, Owen Cooper, bakermckenzie.com Stewart Nankervis, Cameron Ross, Peter Wood Leigh Duthie, Anthony B. Whelan MOLINOCAHILL LAWYERS BUBB LEGAL molinocahill.com.au bubb-legal.com Sinead Brickley, Meghan Cahill, Brigid Lloyd, Matthew Bubb Tony Molino CLAYTON UTZ NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA claytonutz.com nortonrosefulbright.com Kane Barrett SC, Sallyanne Everett, Andrew Grant Ahearn, Joanne Crew, Stephen Natoli, Fry, Jonathan McTigue, Steven Murray, Steve Joanna Taylor O'Reilly, Joanna Pugsley PENNY SWAIN CONSULTING COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY pennyswain.com.au/ cbp.com.au Penny Swain Nathan Abbott PINSENT MASONS CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH pinsentmasons.com corrs.com.au Phillipa Beck, Greg Campbell, Matthew Croagh, Anthony Arrow, Joseph Barbaro, Paul Brickley, Ben Davidson, Jane Hider, Christopher Horsfall, Jeremy King, James Morgan-Payler, William Ryan, Mark Waddell Meri Siracusa, Andrew Stephenson, John Walter, David Warren PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA Megan Calder, Geoff Emmett dlapiper.com John Gallagher, Mark Huntington PWC TAX & LEGAL SERVICES pwc.com FOLEY'S LIST Damian McNair, Nicholas Tsirogiannis foleys.com.au John R. Gurr RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au GADENS Joseph Mulcahy gadens.com.au Andrew Denehy, Daniel Middleton SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au GILBERT + TOBIN John Kehoe, Patrick McGrath gtlaw.com.au Alexander Danne, Simon Lynch THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS St John Frawley, Josh Marchant herbertsmithfreehills.com Steve Bell, John Curtis, Geoffrey Hansen, Jane TUCKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY Hodder, Jim Theodore tuckfieldinfrastructure.com Michael Tuckfield HFW hfw.com WHITE & CASE Nick Longley whitecase.com Andrew Clark, Joanne Draper, Jared Muller, Alan HIVE LEGAL Rosengarten, Josh Sgro hivelegal.com.au Mitzi Gilligan YOUNG'S LIST youngslist.com.au HOLDING REDLICH Daniel V. Aghion, Noel Magee QC, Kieren J. holdingredlich.com Naish, Michael G. Roberts QC Kyle Siebel YOUNG'S LIST HWL EBSWORTH youngslist.com.au hwlebsworth.com.au Daniel V. Aghion, Noel Magee QC, Kieren J. Marko Misko Naish, Michael G. Roberts QC CANBERR A JBM ADVISORY jbmadvisory.com KING & WOOD MALLESONS PERTH Phillip Greenham kwm.com ALLENS Paul Crawford, Chris Wheeler JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY allens.com.au jws.com.au MEYER VANDENBERG LAWYERS Richard Lilly, Jeremy Quan-Sing Chris Connor, Martin Kudnig meyervandenberg.com.au CLIFFORD CHANCE Alisa Taylor K&L GATES cliffordchance.com/people_and_places/placklgates.com MINTERELLISON es/asia_pacific/australia.html Zac Kerr, Luke Westmore minterellison.com Peter Harris Ben Fuller KHQ LAWYERS CLYDE & CO khq.com.au clydeco.com DARWIN Catherine Bell Beth Cubitt, Glen Warwick KING & WOOD MALLESONS CLAYTON UTZ CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH kwm.com claytonutz.com corrs.com.au Louis Chiam, Jeff Clark, Chris Dynon, James Margaret Michaels Spencer Flay, Chris Ryder Forrest, Cheng Lim, Amy Munro, Jonathan HWL EBSWORTH Oldham, Peter Stirling DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA hwlebsworth.com.au dlapiper.com LANDER & ROGERS Fabio Fior Alex Jones landers.com.au Rohan Bennett, Natasha Stojanovich FRANCIS BURT CHAMBERS francisburt.com.au LIST A BARRISTERS Patricia Cahill SC, James Healy, Brian Millar, barristers.com.au Peter Ward Jeffery Gleeson QC


GANDHI AND SHAW gandhiandshaw.com.au Gandhi Gandhi GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Phil McKeiver, Marshall McKenna GORDON SMITH LEGAL gordonsmithlegal.com.au Gordon Smith GRONDAL BRUINING grondalbruining.com.au Dean Grondal HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Dan Dragovic, Ante Golem, David Hugo, Jay Leary HOLLINGDALES hollingdales.com.au Michael Hollingdale JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Basil Georgiou, Thomas Jacobs, Isla McRobbie JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au William Coulthard, Peter Smith JONES DAY jonesday.com Debra Osborn K&L GATES klgates.com Michael Hain KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Juliana Jorissen, Alan Murray, Katherine Vines LAVAN lavan.com.au Robert Shaw MCCOMISH LEGAL Stephen McComish MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Brendan Taylor MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Tom French NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Miriam D'Souza PINSENT MASONS pinsentmasons.com Adrienne Parker, Brian Scott QUAYSIDE CHAMBERS quaysidechambers.com Tom Porter QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN quinnemanuel.com Paul D. Evans RIETHMULLER LEGAL riethmullerlegal.com.au Paul Riethmuller SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS squirepattonboggs.com Greg C. Steinepreis WM LEGAL & COMMERCIAL Jen Wiggins Mintz

ASHURST ashurst.com Lea Constantine, Rebecca Dixon, Adam Firth, Angus Foley, Melinda Harris, Ben Kipic, Lee McDonald, Krista Payne, Georgia Quick, Gareth Sage, David Somervaille BAKER MCKENZIE bakermckenzie.com Franco Aversa, Alex Hartmann, Geoffrey Wood BANCO CHAMBERS banco.net.au Tim Breakspear BANNERMANS LAWYERS bannermans.com.au David Bannerman CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Frank Bannon, Sergio Capelli, Stuart Cosgriff, Lina Fischer, Katherine Mallik, Catherine Parry, Graham Read, Nikki Robinson CLYDE & CO clydeco.com David McElveney COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Nick Crennan, Brad Kermond, Andrew Murray, Greg Skehan CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Peter Calov, Andrew Chew, Michael Earwaker DENTONS dentons.com Ourania Konstantinidis DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Jonathan Stafford FIELDING ROBINSON fieldingrobinson.com.au Mal Fielding, Alex Robinson GADENS gadens.com.au Michael Bampton GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Peter Doyle, Kon Nakousis, John Schembri GREENWAY CHAMBERS greenway.com.au Michael Astill, Richard Cheney SC, Derek Hand, Frank Hicks SC, Ian G. Roberts SC, Lucas Shipway, Tony Thomas, Julie Wright HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Toby Anderson, Peter Briggs, Nicholas Carney, Peter Davis, Andrew Griffiths, Kristen Percy, David Ryan, David Templeman, Erin Wakelin HFW hfw.com Ian Gordon, Antony Riordan HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Paul Deschamps, Simon Walsh, Jane Wild INFRALEGAL infralegal.com.au Owen Hayford K&L GATES klgates.com Sandra Steele SYDNE Y KING & WOOD MALLESONS 13 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS kwm.com 13wentworth.com.au/ Hamish Macpherson, Chris Mitchell, Peter Clifford Ireland, William McManus Pether, Claire Rogers, Steve Swan, Mark Upfold 5 SELBORNE LEGALVISION 5selborne.com.au legalvision.com.au Peter Wood Aaron Suine 7 WENTWORTH SELBORNE LEVEL NINE WENTWORTH CHAMBERS 7thfloor.com.au ninewentworth.com.au Mark Dempsey SC, George Inatey QC, Duncan David Weinberger Miller SC, Nuala Simpson MADDOCKS ADDISONS maddocks.com.au addisonslawyers.com.au Andrew Chapman, Mathew Stulic Doron Rivlin MCCABE CURWOOD ALLENS mccabecurwood.com.au allens.com.au Scott Kennedy Leighton O'Brien MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Scott Higgins, Scott Laycock

Real Estate & Construction

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Richard Crawford, Eve Eisman, Nicole Green, Pamela Jack, Elizabeth McKechnie, Claire Tait NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Kevin Arkwright, Emanuel Confos, Jeffrey Goldberger, Rob White, Alex Whiteside PINSENT MASONS pinsentmasons.com Sadie Andrew, Rob Buchanan, Sean Henderson, Adam Perl, Mark Waddell R A FINLAY, LAWYER Ron Finlay SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Paul Gavazzi, Grant Parker, Paul Tobin SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Paul Gavazzi, Grant Parker, Paul Tobin THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Justin Madden, Adam Wallwork WHITE & CASE whitecase.com Brad Strahorn

TASMANIA OXBROUGH CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING oxbroughcc.com Alastair Oxbrough

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MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Jeremy Hill O'LOUGHLINS LAWYERS oloughlins.com.au James Frearson-Lea

BRISBANE ASHURST ashurst.com Damian Salsbury CARTER NEWELL carternewell.com Kelly Alcorn, Hannah Riggs COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Allan Lonergan CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Michael Leong, Brent Lillywhite GADENS gadens.com.au Danny O'Brien HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Amelia Prokuda, Gerard Timbs HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au James Ireland, Sarah Macoun HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Peter Bittner KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Matthew Austin MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON mccullough.com.au Stuart Macnaughton, Troy Webb MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS mcw.com.au Trevor Gallienne, Ciaran Houston, Sarah McCabe, Jaclyn Poulton

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Antra Hood NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Rebecca Hoare THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Chris O'Shea THYNNE + MACARTNEY thymac.com.au Tim Quirk

CANBERR A KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Chris Wheeler

MELBOURNE BEST HOOPER besthooper.com.au John Cicero, Ian Pitt QC, Dominic Scally HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Meg Lee HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Mark Bartley, David Vorchheimer KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Mark Beaufoy MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Terry Montebello MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Amanda Johns NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Tamara Brezzi, Sally Macindoe RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au Stefan Fiedler, Ian Pridgeon, Andrew Sherman S&K PLANNING LAWYERS Megan Schroor WHITE & CASE whitecase.com Michelle Keen WHITELAW FLYNN wflawyers.com.au Dan Flynn

PERTH GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Marshall McKenna KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Sally Audeyev LAVAN lavan.com.au Paul McQueen, Craig Wallace MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Nada Raphael MOHARICH & MORE moharichandmore.com.au Belinda Moharich THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Julius Skinner

SYDNE Y BARTIER PERRY bartier.com.au Peter Barakate BEATTY LEGAL beattylegal.com Jennifer Hughes COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Todd Neal CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Louise Camenzuli

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DENTONS dentons.com David O'Donnell, Christina Renner HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Peter Briggs HFW hfw.com Carolyn Chudleigh HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Breellen Warry HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Kirston Gerathy KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Michael Causer, Debra Townsend LINDSAY TAYLOR LAWYERS lindsaytaylorlawyers.com.au Megan Hawley, Sue Puckeridge, Stuart Simington, Lindsay Taylor, Carlo Zoppo MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au Patrick Ibbotson, Michael Winram MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Anthony Whealy NIGEL BOWEN CHAMBERS nigelbowen.com.au Patrick W. Larkin SC SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Chris Drury

ROUSE LAWYERS rouselawyers.com.au Mahoney Smith SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS BRISBANE sparke.com.au Steven Cardell, Tim Ferrier, Paul O'Dea ASHURST ashurst.com THOMSON GEER Kellie Hairsine, Tim Mathers, Damian Salsbury tglaw.com.au Chris O'Shea, Kirsten Pike, Matthew Rollason BROADLEY REES HOGAN brhlawyers.com.au THYNNE + MACARTNEY Michael Byrom thymac.com.au Aaron Webb CARTER NEWELL carternewell.com CANBERR A Michael Gapes BRADLEY ALLEN LOVE LAWYERS CLAYTON UTZ ballawyers.com.au claytonutz.com Mark Mackay, Paula Noble, Michael Richardson John Bradley CLAYTON UTZ COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY claytonutz.com cbp.com.au Alfonso del Rio, Danielle Mildren Matthew Castley, Rebecca Castley GARADAN LEGAL COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS Greg Badcock cgw.com.au Marcus Ford, Clive Nichol, Kim Teague KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Paul Crawford, Chris Wheeler corrs.com.au Daryl Clifford, Greg Hassall, Rhys Lloyd-Morgan MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au GADENS Pria O'Sullivan gadens.com.au Gary Koh, John Nicolas, Matthew Raven, Paul MEYER VANDENBERG LAWYERS Spiro meyervandenberg.com.au Archie Tsirimokos HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com MILLS OAKLEY Michael Back, Christopher Blue, Leone millsoakley.com.au Costigan, Luke Simpson Adam Peppinck HOLDING REDLICH MINTERELLISON holdingredlich.com minterellison.com Darren Anderson, Peter Nugent Edward Campbell, David Crane HOPGOODGANIM DARWIN hopgoodganim.com.au Don Battams, Tracey Rundle, Meryl Snow HWL EBSWORTH HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au hwlebsworth.com.au Fabio Fior Jonathan East MELBOURNE HYNES LEGAL ADEL AIDE hyneslegal.com.au AITKEN PARTNERS Frank Higginson aitken.com.au ADCO LEGAL JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY Rob Bradley adcolegal.com.au jws.com.au ALLENS Con Andonis, Adam Crittenden David Colenso allens.com.au COWELL CLARKE K&L GATES Michael Graves, David McLeish cowellclarke.com.au klgates.com ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER Richard McNeil Damiano Castelli, Tom Young abl.com.au DENTONS KING & WOOD MALLESONS Stephanie Campbell, Kevin Frawley, Ken Gray, dentons.com kwm.com Tyrone McCarthy, Brianna Youngson Dean Kent, Stephen Lendrum David Bell, Scott Budd, Chris Pitson ASHURST FINLAYSONS MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON ashurst.com finlaysons.com.au mccullough.com.au Richard Brooks, Arthur Chong, Jason CornwallGavin Cragg, David Martin, Annoushka Kristan Conlon, Ian Hazzard Jones, Gaby Stach Scharnberg, Steven Tarca MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS BAKER MCKENZIE HWL EBSWORTH mcw.com.au bakermckenzie.com hwlebsworth.com.au Nina Lamprell, Matthew Lyons Dora Stilianos, Bruce Webb Damien Foulis, Adam Ludlow MCMAHON CLARKE BECKETTS LAWYERS LAITY MORROW mcmahonclarke.com beckettslawyers.com.au laitymorrow.com.au Kristy Dorney, Mark Lyons Caroline van Grieken Philip Laity MILLS OAKLEY BIRDSONG LEGAL MINTERELLISON millsoakley.com.au birdsonglegal.com.au minterellison.com Tony Butler David Krolikowski Stephen Hill, Paul Ng, Adrian Swale MINTERELLISON BLUE ROCK LAW NGJ LEGAL minterellison.com thebluerock.com.au ngjlegal.com.au Cameron Charlton, Matthew Glenn, Antra Hood, Richard Skopal Richard Phillips John Letizia, Robin Lyons, Adrian Rich CHANCERY CHAMBERS O'LOUGHLINS LAWYERS NEXUS LAW GROUP chancery.com.au oloughlins.com.au nexuslawyers.com.au Charles Shaw QC Rebecca Barr, James Frearson-Lea, Alf Mark Foy CLAYTON UTZ Macolino NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA claytonutz.com PIPER ALDERMAN nortonrosefulbright.com Alison Kennedy, Andrew Norman piperalderman.com.au Matthew Derrick, Michael French CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Tony Britten-Jones, Adam Rinaldi PIPER ALDERMAN corrs.com.au THOMSON GEER piperalderman.com.au Joseph Barbaro, David Ellenby, Jane Hider, Brad tglaw.com.au Warren Denny Husband, Nathaniel Popelianski David Beer, Michael Liebich READY HOCKING LAW FOLEY'S LIST rhlaw.com.au foleys.com.au Kathleen Ready Samuel R. Horgan QC, Cam H. Truong QC

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WALLMANS LAWYERS wallmans.com.au Lachlan Andrews

GADENS gadens.com.au Brihony Boan, Jasmina Bradonjic, Travis Coldrey, Romana Duthie, Tony Greenaway, Andrew Kennedy, Daniel Middleton, Lui Scipioni, Malcolm Watson HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Jane Baddeley, Natalie Bannister, Peter Jenkin HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Jane Hodder, David Sinn, Peter Varacalli HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Lisa Cody, Lou Farinotti HUNT & HUNT hunthunt.com.au Steve Aitchison HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Tim Graham, Alex Koidl, Michael Mammen, David Marriott, Nicole Maxwell, Steven Smith, Michael Westaway K&L GATES klgates.com Randall Gerkens, Will Grinter KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Mark Beaufoy, Chris Dynon, Emily Masters, Simone Menz, Tony Troiani LANDER & ROGERS landers.com.au Justine Edwards SC, Lisa Gaddie, Peter Kritikides, Steve Robinson, Nick Stocks, John Wells, Andrew Willder, Lisa Zonta LIST G BARRISTERS listgbarristers.com.au Andrew Cameron LMG LAWYERS lmglawyers.com/ David McKenzie MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au David Hartney, Nick Holuigue, Michael McDonald, Guy O'Connor, Nick Sparks, Michael Taylor-Sands MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Tom Cantwell, Tom Dugdale, Pablo Fernandez, James Price MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Max Cameron, Carla Deluca, Amanda Johns, Jennifer McConvill, Peter Mitchell, Anthony Poynton MORAY & AGNEW moray.com.au David Gandolfo RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au John Corcoran AM, Michael Dowling, Kathryn Elleman, Joseph Mulcahy, Samantha Taylor SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au John Kehoe THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Eu Ming Lim, Emma Martin, Vicki Sharp TISHER LINER FC LAW tlfc.com.au Phillip Leaman, Jonathan Tisher WHITELAW FLYNN wflawyers.com.au Dan Flynn YOUNG'S LIST youngslist.com.au Daniel V. Aghion

PERTH ASHURST ashurst.com Andrew Gay CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Simon Taskunas


CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Alan Churley, Rebecca Field, Meagan Johnston CULSHAW MILLER LAWYERS culshawmiller.com.au/ Marcus Easthope DENTONS dentons.com Doug Stipanicev DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Eagul Faigen, Robyn Rogers HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com David Hugo, Frank Poeta HHG LEGAL GROUP hhg.com.au Anne Hurley HOPGOODGANIM hopgoodganim.com.au Catherine Wheeler HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Lynnette Goh, Geoff Stevens, Paul Wilson JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Ryan Chorley, Simon Moen JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Teresa Lusi KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com Carl Black LAVAN lavan.com.au Peter Beekink, Tamara Heng, Tim Morgan, Rebekah O'Brien, Jennifer Tropiano MCWILLIAMS LAWYERS PROPERTY & COMMERCIAL mcwilliamslawyers.com.au/ Gary Thomas MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au Mitchell Spurge MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Gehann Perera, John Prevost, Lee Rossetto MURCIA PESTELL HILLARD mphlawyers.com.au Greg Wheatley SOLOMON BROTHERS solbros.com.au/ Doug Solomon SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS squirepattonboggs.com Natalie Cosh, Mark A. Palermo, Mary Pringle, Michael Swift THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Julius Skinner, Rebecca Strom

CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Julie Levis, Eva Oraham, Nikki Robinson, Carrie Rogers, Andrew Steele CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Natalie Bryant, Peter Calov, Paul Carrick, Christine Covington, Joseph David, Andrew Leadston, Alexandra Peace, Henry Self DENTONS dentons.com Jennifer Andrews, John Grimble, David Sharpe, Sally Tuckfield DEUTSCH MILLER deutschmiller.com Mark Deutsch DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA dlapiper.com Les Koltai DOUGLAS LEGAL douglaslegal.com.au/ John Douglas DWF (AUSTRALIA) dwfgroup.com Mark Hickey GADENS gadens.com.au Archie Smith GILBERT + TOBIN gtlaw.com.au Amanda Hempel GOULDEN LEGAL gouldenlegal.com.au/ Natasha Goulden HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com Julie Couch, Nicholas Cowie, Justin O'Farrell HFW hfw.com Carolyn Chudleigh, Ian Gordon, Thomas Wait HICKSONS LAWYERS hicksons.com.au Anne Ellison, Anne Sandeman HOLDING REDLICH holdingredlich.com Cameron Sheather HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Andrew Flannery, Kathy Gray, Kendra McKay, Gary Newton JOHNSON WINTER & SLATTERY jws.com.au Carrie Follas, Ivor Kaplan, Peter Trevaskis KEIGHRAN LEGAL & ADVISORY keighranlegal.com Duane Keighran K&L GATES klgates.com Jennifer Degotardi, Sandra Steele KING & WOOD MALLESONS kwm.com SYDNE Y Mark Bayliss, Stuart Dixon-Smith, Chris Mitchell, Felicity Savage, Jessica Wallis 13 WENTWORTH CHAMBERS LEXIA WILSON LAWYERS 13wentworth.com.au/ Lexia Wilson Clifford Ireland MADDOCKS ALLENS maddocks.com.au allens.com.au Alicia Albury, Bronwyn Badcock, Cameron Victoria Holthouse, Stuart McCulloch Thomson ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER MASSONS abl.com.au massons.com Jonathan Caplan Jodie Masson ASHURST MERIDIAN LAWYERS ashurst.com Andrew Deane, Melinda Harris, Olivia Lau, Lindy meridianlawyers.com.au Penny Evans, Laura Forsyth Randall, Diane Skapinker, John Stawyskyj, Pauline Tan MILLS OAKLEY millsoakley.com.au BAKER MCKENZIE Catherine Hallgath, Tim L'Orange bakermckenzie.com John Fabbro, Caroline Ho, David P. Jones, Roy MINTERELLISON Melick minterellison.com Virginia Briggs, Nathan Deveson, Alice BANNERMANS LAWYERS Langham, Daniel Marks, David McElhone, bannermans.com.au Elizabeth McKechnie, Rachel McNaught, David Bannerman Joanne Moore, Jakob Paartalu, Julie Purbrick

Real Estate & Construction

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA nortonrosefulbright.com Nicholas Afaras, Michael McKee PARADISE CHARNOCK O’BRIEN pcolaw.com.au Greg Hing PIPER ALDERMAN piperalderman.com.au Richard Abbott SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Helen Murray, Leon Sakaris SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS sparke.com.au Helen Murray, Leon Sakaris SPEIRS RYAN speirsryan.com.au James Ryan, Robert Speirs SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS squirepattonboggs.com Dannelle Howley THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Melinda Graham, Fiona Mudie TURKSLEGAL turkslegal.com.au Julian Olley

RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS rk.com.au John Corcoran AM, Kathryn Elleman, Victor Harcourt, Donna Rayner, Rosemary Southgate

PERTH CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH corrs.com.au Alan Churley HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS herbertsmithfreehills.com David Hugo JACKSON MCDONALD jacmac.com.au Simon Moen LAVAN lavan.com.au Tamara Heng MINTERELLISON minterellison.com John Prevost THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Martin Matthews

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ATKINSON VINDEN LAWYERS avlawyers.com.au Guy Vinden CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com Nikki Robinson COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY cbp.com.au Megan Bowe EMIL FORD LAWYERS emilford.com.au Garry Pritchard HALL & WILCOX hallandwilcox.com.au Alison Choy Flannigan HWL EBSWORTH ADEL AIDE hwlebsworth.com.au Christopher Conolly O'LOUGHLINS LAWYERS KINNY LEGAL oloughlins.com.au kinnylegal.com Rebecca Barr, Alf Macolino, Peter Myhill Jessica Kinny BRISBANE MADDOCKS maddocks.com.au COOPER GRACE WARD LAWYERS Lucille Scomazzon, Angela Wood cgw.com.au MINTERELLISON Kim Teague minterellison.com CRH LAW David McElhone crhlaw.com.au THOMSON GEER Brian Herd tglaw.com.au MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON Samantha Culshaw, Arthur Koumoukelis, mccullough.com.au Lucinda Smith, Marc Wyld Sharon Chan SC

Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

MINTERELLISON minterellison.com Shane Evans, Robin Lyons MULLINS LAWYERS mullinslawyers.com.au Stuart Lowe THOMSON GEER tglaw.com.au Julie McStay WEST GARBUTT westgarbutt.com.au Mark West

CANBERR A CLAYTON UTZ claytonutz.com John Carroll, Alfonso del Rio

MELBOURNE HWL EBSWORTH hwlebsworth.com.au Sabine Phillips AM, Steven Smith MINTERELLISON minterellison.com David Inglis

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BELIEVE THE HYPE? ARE NONFUNGIBLE TOKENS (NFTS) ALL THEIR BIGGEST ENTHUSIASTS CLAIM THEY ARE? AT DLA PIPER, WE THINK SO. HERE’S A BASIC PRIMER—AND A LOOK AT HOW WE’RE WORKING TO MONETISE THIS NEWEST ASSET CLASS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CLIENTS. By Anthony Lloyd

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Although many lawyers might be tempted to wait NE ILLUMINATING WAY to think about new and emerging technologies is to until a new technology has come to rest on the Plateau consider the “Hype Cycle,” across which of Productivity to spend time on it—that is, until there the development of such technologies is more proof of the efficacy of the technology itself, or until a legislative and regulatory structure is built can be plotted in five key stages. Devised by the Connecticut-based research and around it—doing so might well be too late. I’d argue that debating where exactly NFTs reside advisory firm Gartner, the Hype Cycle begins with the Technology Trigger (the original breakthrough), on the Hype C ycle is a moot point for law yers, ascending quickly to the Peak of Inflated Expectations par ticularly technology law yers, because these (you see it everywhere, everyone thinks it’s the next real transactions, involving substantial sums, are best thing and you will miss out if you don’t get in now, already happening. Additionally, given the speed but if you do you will be an early adopter), tumbling with which NFT technology is progressing, it might just as quickly into the Trough of Disillusionment take its place on the exalted Plateau of Productivity (negative press, technology fails to live up to earlier much sooner than we anticipate. At DL A Piper, we’ve spent an immense amount promises, people focus on failed implementations), and finally (for some, anyway), slowly climbing the of time studying NFTs and their potential uses with physical assets (the “assetSlope of Enlightenment (we tokenization challenge” ), have seen some failures, and the legal issues concerning some successes, technology has security-token creation, matured and is better understood, fundraising and the distribution we se e m eth o d olo gies and “ALTHOUGH MANY LAWYERS of rights (including intellectual frameworks to assist in p r o p e r t y r i g h t s) , a n d t h e implementation and use of the MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO WAIT platforms required to deliver technology) and coming to rest UNTIL A NEW TECHNOLOGY HAS such offerings at scale. on the Plateau of Productivity (media repor ting is balanced, COME TO REST ON THE PLATEAU technology has matured through a few i te r ati o ns , i t c an b e OF PRODUCTIVITY TO SPEND TIME bought as a service, successful ON IT—THAT IS, UNTIL THERE implementation across a number of industries and it is par t of It has become difficult IS MORE PROOF OF THE EFFICACY many organisations technology to avoid n ews ab o u t N F Ts . OF THE TECHNOLOGY ITSELF, road maps). Whether it’s an animated cat A great recent example of meme or Jack Dorsey selling OR UNTIL A LEGISLATIVE AND movement along the Hype the world’s first tweet, it seems Cycle is the seemingly sudden REGULATORY STRUCTURE IS that everyone’s getting into the mania for nonfungible tokens or N F T gam e. W hat are N F Ts , BUILT AROUND IT—DOING SO NF Ts. The Technology Trigger though? (step one) for NF Ts was the I recently read an interesting MIGHT WELL BE TOO LATE.” January 2018 adoption of the pie c e p u r p o r tin g to ex plain ERC-721 Standard—a free, open them in which the author interface that describes how to wrote that after literally hours build NFTs using the Ethereum of research, he was pretty sure blockchain. (Some would put he knew what an NFT was—but the Technology Trigger earlier, at the release of he also thought he was going to cr y. I know the “CryptoPunks” in June 2017, an experimental digital feeling—more often than not, I think I understand artwork that inspired the release of ERC-721.) the technology . . . and then I go cross-eyed. O thers would argue, plausibly, that NF Ts had For my purposes here, I ’ll explain the nature reached the giddy heights of the Peak of Inflated of an NF T by way of reference to two separate Expectations (step two) following the US$69 million applications: first, as a digital asset you can own sale at Christie’s this March of Beeple’s digital (a piece of digital art, for example), where the asset ar twork “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days.” Other itself is embedded within the NF T; and second, as offbeat NFT sales followed, most notably the original a set of tools one uses to own and transact with source code for the World Wide Web, written by a physical asset. Tim Berners-Lee, for US$5.4 million at Sotheby’s In each case, although the NF T is recorded on a in late June. The question now: Have NF Ts moved blockchain, its ownership is stored in a digital wallet further along the Hype Cycle, or are they continuing (it can also be on a physical piece of hardware for to trudge up the hill toward the Peak of Inflated extra security), the same way cryptocurrencies are Expectations? owned and stored.

NFT: Why aren’t They Fungible?

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The Digital Asset

Nonfungible tokens are distinct from fungible tokens, such as a fiat currency or cryptocurrency, which can be exchanged for other fungible tokens— one dollar for one dollar, say, or one Bitcoin for another. “Nonfungible” simply means that the tokens are one of a kind and not interchangeable with any other NFTs. They’re individual assets with unique properties, which helps explain why some of them have become so valuable. For purely digital assets, think of an NFT like an original artwork: Jeffrey Smart’s “Autobahn in the Black Forest II” or Garry Shead’s “Queen of Suburbia.” (I’m deliberately avoiding the example of the “Mona Lisa.” ) Yes, copies of these works can be made, even painted, but there is only one original, which carries the highest at tendant value and, for the owner, significant bragging rights. If you’re buying a piece of digital art embedded within an NFT, think of the NFT as the original canvas on which the digital art was painted. With an NFT, though, not only is the ar tist’s signature on the canvas, but in effect, some of their DNA is, too. It can’t be replicated. Its creation is time -stamped, and its place of creation is geo-stamped. If an NFT is used for a digital work, all the code for that piece of ar t (including all information concerning its creation and provenance) is recorded on a blockchain—and because of the way blockchain technology works, it can never be altered. The NFT can be bought and sold just like an original painting can. However, with a digital asset, provenance can be guaranteed absolutely. Even with the “Mona Lisa” (sorry), we need to rely on records of sale and other evidence to formally establish its provenance. How do we really know da Vinci painted it, or that the one hanging in the Louvre is indeed the original?

NFTs as Physical Assets

Nonfungible tokens are also useful for creating and maintaining a set of rights concerning one or more assets, or groups of assets, and enabling them to be monetised and traded using blockchain technology. Using an NFT, all relevant information about an asset can be recorded on a blockchain. Think of the NFT as all the information about an asset that’s currently recorded in documents and on registers— but which can never be altered. NFTs can also be used

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for future due diligence (potentially making use of artificial intelligence to make that due diligence easier and more reliable, too). The record is immutable and, in theory, can stay with the asset forever. Using a hybrid private-public blockchain solution for an NF T, sensitive information about a given asset can be protected in the private blockchain; third-party verification and the immutable character of an open ledger on a public blockchain can add additional certainty. If an NFT is linked to a smart contract and listed on a digital-assets exchange, self-executing transactions can be enabled because the terms of agreement between a buyer and seller are directly written into the code which then controls the transaction, allowing for real-time 24/7 trading, as well as a range of other applications (supply chain automation, for example) that can be delivered with absolute certainty.

Are NFTs Regulated at All?

In some markets—including the U.K., Singapore, S witzerland, the U.S., Canada, and potentially a number of others—the distribution of a digital token can be made under a clear regulatory framework. If you’re dealing with purely digital assets, regulation is less intrusive (if it exists at all), but once you begin using the technology for fractional ownership of physical assets, such as real estate, in most jurisdictions you become subject to the rules and regulations pertaining to that particular asset class.

What Is DLA Piper Doing with NFT Technology?

Our firm has created TOKO, a fast, secure, and cost-effective solution for buying and selling highvalue assets using the blockchain. TOKO is a unique tokenisation engine and a vital component of the digital-asset ecosystem, one that provides smartcontract functionality and digital -asset creation and assurance. TOKO can be used to create fractions of any asset, too, whether a work of fine (physical) art or a multimillion-dollar property. It can help asset owners create unique products, improve asset liquidity, and provide clients with access to a wider group of investors. Tokenisation also enables easier exit


opportunities and can reduce the risk of fraud via the strict, time-stamped audit trails created by the blockchain. In addition to creating a wide variety of token types and writing tokens’ smart contracts in several major coding languages, TOKO facilitates capital distribution, voting by the holders of the tokens, token transfer, and disposal or redemption of tokens into a secure wallet. TOKO can also include broadcast announcements such as distribution payment amounts, upcoming owner votes, and proposed meetings. DLA Piper has developed TOKO in partnership with Hedera Hashgraph, which leverages the benefits of a private blockchain alongside the transparency and trust wor thiness of the Hedera Consensus Service, a decentralised public network. Owned and governed by a council of some of the world’s leading organisations—including Avery Dennison, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, FIS (Worldpay), Google,

IBM, LG Electronics, Magalu, Nomura, Swirlds, Tata Communications, University College London, Wipro, and Zain Group—Hedera provides the highest level of security. We’ve also engaged BCW Group as our program manager to shape TOKO’s go -to -market strategy and form regtech infrastructure partnerships (using technology for regulatory processes and compliance), as well as Luther Systems, which will be TOKO’s systems integrator. We believe TOKO is an appealing of fering for owners of any type of asset, and we expect to help clients tokenise high -value assets in alternative classes such as real estate and art. TOKO is global, available to all our clients, and we feel it’s a crucial tool to help ensure that NFTs, a potentially boundless source of value for interested investors, reach the Plateau of Productivit y—and thereby justif y the hype. ●

ANTHONY LLOYD Anthony Lloyd has practised as a technology lawyer for over 25 years and leads DLA Piper’s Technology Sector Group for Australia. He has led teams advising on multinational projects across Asia, the US and Europe primarily for international corporations acquiring technology and telecommunications solutions but also for technology and telecommunications suppliers. His philosophy embraces a holistic approach to meeting clients’ technology needs by leading a team that provides clients with a complete solution to the development and execution of technology strategies, from a legal and commercial perspective. He is one of the firm’s experts on blockchain and tokenisation.

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PLAYING THE LONG GAME NEVER MIND THE PANDEMIC—THE GREATEST UPHEAVAL FACING THE HOSPITALITY-AND-GAMING INDUSTRY IS BEING FOMENTED BY REGULATORS, WHO ARE NOW PUTTING THEIR CHIPS ON THE TABLE IN AN EFFORT TO ENSURE FAIR PLAY, AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE, FOR ALL.

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precinct in Sydney has opened only its non-gaming operations and is awaiting further word from ILGA in the meantime. The Bergin Inquiry immediately brought Crown’s other casino licences, in Melbourne and Perth, under scrutiny and effectively sparked the establishment of royal commissions in Victoria and Western Australia. All three Crown inquiries have generated public concerns about the ex tent to which regulators have been monitoring casino activities. They ’ve also prompted industr y unease about potential consequences for all gaming operators, and not just Australia’s other casinos. New regulatory challenges have emerged of late While the NSW inquiry was prompted in part by from highly public inquiries into Crown Resor ts the impending sale to Melco (and Melco’s links to Limited—examinations prompted by the attempted the late Hong Kong gaming tycoon Stanley Ho), it sale of shares by the James soon expanded into broader Packer–controlled CPH Crown questions ab ou t Crown’s Holdings, a major shareholder sui tabili t y to h old a c asin o in the casino giant. The licence. This entailed questions proposed buyer, Melco Resorts about whether it would conduct & E n te r t a i n m e n t , t r i g g e r e d operations responsibly, whether probit y concerns for the it was exposed to any links with NSW Independent Liquor and o rg a nis e d c r i m e , a n d w h at “IF THE DIGITAL WALLET PROVES Gaming Authority (ILGA). Likely efforts it will make to prevent over whelmed by its existing WORK ABLE, OTHER REGULATORS money laundering. These are wo r k l o ad a n d th e p o li ti c al , all relevant concerns that every MAY FOLLOW SUIT, ESPECIALLY e conomic , and regulator y Australian gaming o p erator implications of any decision, GIVEN CASH’S DIMINISHING ROLE needs to consider to assure the NSW regulator called for regulators it’s addressing with IN THE EVERYDAY ECONOMY a public inquiry under Section the utmost adherence to acts, 14 3 of t h e C a s i n o C o n t r o l regulations, and guidelines in AND A DIGITAL WALLET BEING Act of 1992, delegating it to their jurisdiction. a respected former judge, the A POTENTIAL MEANS FOR Honourable Patricia Bergin SC. GOVERNMENT TO COMBAT Despite Melco’s ef for ts to limit the powers of that inquiry, MONEY LAUNDERING.” including Supreme Court and High Cour t challenges in T h e l a s t 12 m o n t h s Februar y 2020, it proceeded. h ave wi t n e s s e d a s u rg e i n Covid-19’s arrival in Australia, enforcement activit y and and the attendant shutdowns, c o m plian c e re garding N S W delayed the inquir y ; by May g a m i n g re g u l ati o n , as we ll 20 20, Melco had ceased to as major substantive and hold an interest in Crown, walking away presumably because of the hurdles erected by both the pandemic p ro c e du r al c han g es . Fo r ins tan c e , p rev io usl y and the public probe of what would otherwise have routine applications to transfer gaming-machine been a standard purchase of shares in a publicly entitlements—the licence to operate machines in a venue—have been subjected to new requirements listed company. The resumption of the inquiry and daily hearings to address the impact of late - night trading with in June attracted a great deal of media attention, express reference to gambling research recently par ticularly from Nine/Fairfax outlets, which had made available to the ILGA that raises concerns under taken the initial investigative repor ting on about the relationship between such trading and Crown’s alleged dicey practices—including junket problem gambling. Another focus is the adequacy of anti–money operations in China that were said to have prompted ILGA’s intervention. The 751-page report later handed laundering compliance throughout the industry. It down by the Bergin Inquiry criticised a number of has already led to heated debate in NSW following Crown’s practices; the most important finding was the announcement of a mandatory gambling card by that Crown was not suitable to hold the licence for its the industry’s minister, Victor Dominello. (This was NSW casino. As a result, Crown’s Barangaroo casino ameliorated by redirecting the proposal to a trial of

UCH HAS ALREADY been said about the impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality, gaming, and leisure industry. Alongside th e dif f ic ul ties b ro u ght o n by th e pandemic, though, risks of regulatory upheaval are looming. A casino-related inquiry in New South Wales has triggered royal commissions elsewhere that are likely to result in regulator y changes across Australia.

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a digital wallet instead.) Cash naturally plays a major role in the gaming industry, so there are ongoing concerns about the fiscal impact of any regulatory changes. If the digital wallet proves workable, other regulators may follow suit, especially given cash’s diminishing role in the ever yday economy and a digital wallet being a potential means for government to combat money laundering. The increasing spotlight on money laundering is also prompting coordinated effor ts by financial insti tu tio ns to play a large r role in minimising their exposure, especially after the findings of the banking and financial ser vices royal commission. We’re seeing lenders attempting to take practical initiatives to work with gaming-industr y operators to crack down on suspicious transactions. O p e r ato r s a c ro s s A u s t r ali a s h o u l d s e e k l e g al a d v i c e a b o u t t h e i r ex is ti n g p re p a re d n e s s a n d compliance measures.

Third-Party Exclusion

T he NS W government has likewise be en considering reforms to introduce a third - par t y exclusion scheme, long called for by both regulators and the industry itself. This would, in essence, require gaming-venue operators to remove those at risk of problem gambling when initiated by a third-party request. The proposal has yet to be finalised into a bill presented by the NSW Parliament. However, in the context of a national conversation about gaming

triggered by the Crown inquiries, any introduction of a mandated third-party exclusion scheme in NSW may prompt legislative change around the country. Only the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, and Tasmania, along with certain casinos, currently provide for some form of third-party exclusion. If such a regimen is introduced, it would place significant obligations on venue operators, who might not always find it feasible to comply. The challenge of establishing such a program has always been venues tr ying to verif y the relationship (and the nature thereof ) between the gambler and the third party, avoiding unlawful or problematic disclosure of personal information, and trying to determine a clear threshold at which the venue is required to inter vene. Following an initial consultation af ter circulating a draft bill, NSW lawmakers will likely be compelled to do further work to come up with a third-party exclusion proposal that tackles problem gambling more feasibly.

Conclusion

Although they ’re all constituent par ts of one industry, casinos, pubs, and clubs are quite different and r un th eir o p e ratio ns ac c o rdingl y. Yet th e hospitality-and-gaming sector broadly, and gamingmachine operators more particularly, should expect a wave of increased enforcement and compliance activity from their state and territory regulators in the near future. ●

ARJUNAN PUVEENDRAN Arjunan is a Partner in Thomson Geer’s Corporate group in Sydney, working predominantly in its Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure practice which provides broad legal services to this industry. He advises on a range of matters including M&A, corporate governance, gaming, liquor, clubs and casino regulation, commercial contracting and development projects. Arjunan has an in-depth understanding of the unique issues that face the industry, assisting the firm’s extensive client portfolio of registered clubs, hospitality and hotel groups, and lifestyle operators with their legal needs.

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Regulatory Practice

MINTERELLISON

Information Technology Law

Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

CLAYTON UTZ

MORAY & AGNEW

CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT AUSTRALIA

DAVIES COLLISON CAVE

SEYFARTH SHAW

GILBERT + TOBIN

THOMSON GEER

Construction / Infrastructure Law

Corporate Law

Intellectual Property Law

Competition Law

GREENWOODS & HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Tax Law

Insurance Law

Planning and Environmental Law

Occupational Health and Safety Law

Real Property Law

WHITE & CASE

Project Finance and Development Practice

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