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Transport - Shipping 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Geoff Farnsworth is a key name in the market for international disputes and regulatory matters across the shipping sector. 

Biography

A partner in national Australian law firm Holding Redlich’s transport, shipping and logistics group, Geoff Farnsworth is one of Australia’s leading transport and commodities lawyers.

With 25 years’ experience in this field, Geoff practises in complex commercial, disputes and regulatory matters for clients involved with the transport, agribusiness and energy and resources industries

Geoff also works closely with industry associations and brings a strong working knowledge of industry practices to his legal advice. He represents ship owners and carriers in relation to liability, admiralty and regulatory matters as well as stevedoring and terminal operator’s agreements and sale and finance of vessels.

Geoff also advises clients in relation to dispute resolution (including domestic and international arbitration); Federal Court Admiralty claims and ship arrest; ship sale and purchase; port logistics; regulatory matters; complex shipping-related transactions; domestic and international sale of goods; trade finance and insurance; governance; business structures and competition law.

Geoff is recognised as one of Australia’s leading Shipping lawyers by Chambers and Partners in their 2020 Asia Pacific guide, and is listed by The Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading lawyer in ‘Shipping and Maritime Law’, ‘Transportation Law’ and ‘Trade Law’ since 2013. He is also named as a leading Australian ‘Shipping & Maritime Lawyer’ in 2016 and 2017, and a leading Australian 'Admiralty, Shipping & Maritime Lawyer’ since 2018 in Doyle’s Guide.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Geoff Farnsworth is one of Australia's foremost shipping lawyers and draws acclaim for his top-tier practice, which focuses on handling transport and commodities matters.

Biography

A partner in national Australian law firm Holding Redlich’s transport, shipping and logistics group, Geoff Farnsworth is one of Australia’s leading transport and commodities lawyers.

With 25 years’ experience in this field, Geoff practises in complex commercial, disputes and regulatory matters for clients involved with the transport, agribusiness and energy and resources industries.

Geoff also works closely with industry associations and brings a strong working knowledge of industry practices to his legal advice. He represents shipowners and carriers in relation to liability, admiralty and regulatory matters; stevedoring and terminal operators’ agreements; and sale and finance of vessels.

Geoff also advises clients in relation to dispute resolution (including domestic and international arbitration); Federal Court Admiralty claims and ship arrest; ship sale and purchase; port logistics; regulatory matters; complex shipping-related transactions; domestic and international sale of goods; trade finance and insurance; governance; business structures and competition law.

Geoff is recognised as one of Australia’s leading shipping lawyers by Chambers and Partners: Asia Pacific (2020). He has been listed as a leading lawyer in the shipping and maritime, transportation, and trade chapters of The Best Lawyers in Australia since 2013. Doyle’s Guide also recommends him as a leading Australian lawyer in shipping and maritime (2016 and 2017), and admiralty, shipping and maritime (2018–).

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