Australia: Business Crime, Investigations & Asset Recovery 2017

This chapter identifies 10 outstanding individuals who have specialist expertise in representing companies, corporate officers and individuals involved in criminal litigation arising from their business activities. In addition practitioners will have experience in dealing with investigations, enforcement proceedings and parallel or related civil litigation, as well as advising clients on best practice and compliance with new regimes. 

ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER is home to the impressive John Mitchell who is widely known for his litigation practice. He draws on over 20 years’ experience acting for significant Australian and international corporations, private clients and government entities in a variety of complex issues.
Leon Zwier receives commendation for his excellent contribution to the market. He specialises in litigation and corporate recovery services, and frequently handles substantial, multifaceted and challenging commercial disputes.

From HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Grant Marjoribanks is highlighted for his work in regulatory enforcement. He supports clients involved in regulatory investigations and actions and counts the Australian Federal Police, the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the ASIC amongst his clientele.
Andrew Eastwood is praised by respondents for his anti-bribery and corruption practice. He acts for many global investment banks and multinational companies on a variety of matter including regulatory issues, investigations and disputes.

CLAYTON UTZ boasts Tobin Meagher who has experience representing Australia’s largest publicly listed companies in connection with major criminal investigations as well as complex litigation and asset recovery proceedings.
Sidney Wang receives recognition for his substantial litigation and alternative disputes resolution practice. Drawing on 41 years of experience, he specialises in fraud, freezing injunctions and Anton Piller orders, among many other matters.    

Guy Foster at ALLENS stands out in our research, receiving recognition from clients and peers for his high-level asset recovery practice, as well as supporting clients involved in complex investigations.

From LIPMAN KARAS Skip Lipman is known in the market for his expertise specialising in fraud and asset tracing, among other matters, and has been involved in some of the largest and most complex litigation proceedings in the Asia-Pacific Region.

THOMSON GEER is home to Michael Barrett who impresses respondents with his expertise, especially pertaining to the banking and finance sectors. He acts for various major Australian banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners.

From JOHNSON WINTER SLATTERY, Robert Wyld is a renowned disputes resolution lawyer, specialising in anti-corruption law. He focuses his practice on matters relating to commercial crime, fraud, anti-corruption, bribery investigations and prosecutions, with experience handling complex litigation and arbitration in Australia and further afield. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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