Geoff Farnsworth

Geoff Farnsworth
Level 65, MLC Centre,
19 Martin Place
NSW 2000
+61 2 8083 0416


Who's Who Legal Australia - Transport Shipping

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 commercial, disputes and regulatory matters for clients involved with the transport, agribusiness and energy and resources industries.

Geoff works closely with industry associations and brings a strong working knowledge of industry practices to his legal advice.

He advises clients in relation to dispute resolution (including domestic and international arbitration); admiralty claims and ship arrest; port logistics; regulatory matters; domestic and international sale of goods; trade finance and insurance; governance; business structures and competition law.

Geoff represents shipowners 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.

He regularly acts for domestic transport operators and their directors in relation to chain of responsibility prosecutions and safety-related matters.

Geoff is a director of Grain Trade Australia Ltd and he advises local and international businesses engaged in the trade of agricultural commodities including grains, cotton, meat and sugar in relation to commercial and regulatory matters.

He regularly drafts and reviews standard contract terms and conditions for domestic and international sales on CIF, FOB and other incoterms.

Geoff advises resources companies, producers and financiers in relation to logistics and sale of goods and enforcement issues including supply and off-take agreements and issues relating to title to goods.

He is also a fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

WWL says: Geoff Farnsworth is a “very strong” practitioner who is “experienced in both charter-party and grain trade work” and “outstanding for commodities”.

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