International Law (Public & Private)

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tom Brennan SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Constitutional Law Employment Law Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Law (Public & Private) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Tom Brennan specialises in commercial law, regulatory matters and employment law. He has a reputation for successfully running difficult and complex disputes in these areas. The matters in which Tom regularly appears and advises include civil aviation (regulatory, commercial, insurance and civil liability), competition and consumer law, the law governing intelligence and security agencies and operations, government information, employment and industrial disputes and anti-suit injunctions. Many of the disputes in which he appears contain a cross-jurisdictional element. Tom regularly appears at trial and appellate level in a diverse range of Federal and State jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales Court of Appeal and the New South Wales Supreme Court. He also appears in tribunals, such as the Fair Work Commission and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Tom’s chambers are equipped with high quality audio visual conferencing facilities for use in appearances, mediations and conferences. He accepts fully electronic briefs and is the author of the Guide to Preparing and Sending an Electronic Brief. The scope of Tom’s practice and complementary practice areas assist him to integrate different legal disciplines to achieve favourable commercial outcomes for his clients. He accepts briefs from solicitors in law firms and in-house legal counsel, and is commended by his clients for his detailed knowledge, breadth of experience and attention to detail. He is a strategic litigator who is highly valued for his preparedness to run difficult cases and creative abilities. Prior to joining the Bar in 2006, Tom acquired considerable experience as a senior executive in the Federal Government and as a public company director. Tom was also previously a Partner at national law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is the former Chair of 13 Wentworth Chambers and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University in Canberra. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Law Council of Australia, Trade Practices Committee Law Council of Australia, Civil Litigation Section Law Council of Australia, International Law Section Australian Institute of Administrative Law[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Commercial Disputes Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd ats Wells Fargo Trust (on the remitter from VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) v Wells Fargo Trust Company [2020] FCAFC 168) – appeared for the administrators of the Virgin Group to obtain orders in dispute with aircraft lessor that enabled completion of the administration Mackellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd v Thornton [2019] HCATrans 188; [2019] QCA 77, 367 ALR 171 – Appeal against refusal of anti-suit injunction – whether continuation of foreign proceeding becomes vexatious upon resolution of claims against foreign parties Hills Ltd ats Rauland Australia Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 1174, [2019] FCA 1175, [2020] FCA 516, [2020] FCA 1400 – continuing to act for Hills Ltd in long running disputes concerning claims of misuse of confidential information of a competitor supplier of nurse call systems to hospitals AerCap Ireland v Beijing Capital Airlines (2019) – appeared for aircraft lessor in the first (ex-parte) application in Australia to “arrest” an aircraft under the Cape Town Convention Murray ats Feros [2019] NSWSC 260 – dissolution of partnership of pharmacists; winding up of operating entities Marketform Managing Agency Ltd ats Amashaw Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 70, 97 NSWLR 306 – Appeared for an insured on a claim for indemnity for rectification of service station petrol leak under environmental liability risks policy Regulatory Disputes Waterco Ltd v Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority NSD 1335/2020 – appeared for registrants under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Code to obtain orders setting aside decisions to cancel various registrations of pool and spa sanitisers. Orders sought made by consent following the first day of expedited trial Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16; [2019] FCAFC 25, 264 FCR 1; [2018] FCA 595, [2018] FCA 991 – appeared for Helicopter Resources at trial and on appeal – application to restrain a Coroner from examining operator’s Chief Pilot on safety standards of air operations in the Antarctic when the operator has been charged with offences under Work Health and Safety law Work Health Authority v Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 2, 93 ALJR 212; [2017] NTCA 7, 326 FLR 1 – appeared for Outback Ballooning – Constitutional Law – do the Civil Aviation Act, Regulations and Orders cover the field of the prescription and enforcement of safety standards in civil aviation – exclusion of application of Work Health and Safety laws to safety of civil air operations PT Garuda Indonesia ats ACCC [2017] HCA 21, 262 CLR 207; [2016] FCAFC 42, (2016) 244 FCR 190; [2014] FCA 1157; (2014) ATPR 42-490; [2019] FCA 786, 370 ALR 637; [2020] FCA 685 – Appeared for Garuda in Australia’s largest ever competition law enforcement proceedings concerning the alleged international air cargo cartel on liability questions at trial, on the regulator’s appeal to the Full Court and Garuda’s appeal to the High Court of Australia. Continued to act on the remittal of the proceedings for determination of penalty and Garuda’s appeal against penalty. There are more than 20 published judgments in the proceeding dealing with numerous significant legal issues concerning foreign sovereign immunity, extraterritorial reach of competition law and its intersection with public international civil aviation law (in particular, the laws of Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia were considered) Employment & Industrial Disputes Qube Ports Pty Ltd ats CFMMEU C2020/4469 – in the Fair Work Commission successfully resisting application by CFMMEU concerning calculations of wages for irregular employees for whom employer received Jobkeeper Dorber ats CFMMEU NSD 1329/2019 – appeared in the Federal Court for Mr Dorber who was sued by the CFMMEU for contraventions of the Fair Work Act in his capacity as an employer bargaining representative. Proceeding resolved in 2020 by CFMMEU consenting to judgment against it with an order that it pay Mr Dorber’s costs Pezzimenti v Rotary International (2019) 290 IR 219; [2020] FCCA 95 – appeared for Mr Pezzimenti obtaining compensation and penalties for his unlawful dismissal as Chief Executive of Rotary in Australia Australian Defence Apparel Pty Ltd v Graham & Anor [2019] NSWSC 1162 – appeared for the former CEO in post-employment restraint dispute Bartlett v Australian and New Zealand Banking Ltd [2016] NSWCA 30, 92 NSWLR 639 – An often-cited case in employment and contract law. Appeared for Mr Bartlett on a dispute concerning termination of employment. The matter also concerned qualification of contractual powers and discretions by requirements of good faith and reasonableness and principles for resolving conflicts in expert evidence Administrative Law FUD18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2021] FCAFC 132; [2020] FCA 48 – Appeared for Applicant seeking writ to prohibit cancellation of Visa in reliance on Interpol Red Notice – first judicial consideration of character test provision concerning Interpol notices Hocking v Director-General, National Archives of Australia [2020] HCA 19; [2019] FCAFC 12; [2018] FCA 340, 255 FCR 1 – appeared for Professor Hocking – Constitutional and Administrative Law – letters between the Governor-General in his official capacity and the Queen are the “property of the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth institution” and subject to the Archives Act – nature and incidents of the office of Governor- General Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16; [2019] FCAFC 25, 264 FCR 174; [2018] FCA 595, [2018] FCA 991 – appeared for Helicopter Resources - Judicial Review of decision by Coroner to require employee of company charged with offence to answer questions which may be relevant to the charges – scope of corporation’s right to an accusatory trial – powers of Coroner Degning v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCAFC 67 – appeared for the appellant to set aside deportation order – interpretation of legislation – presumption against retrospectivity – denial of natural justice BSX15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 104, 249 FCR 1; [2016] FCA 1432 – Appeared for the applicant at trial and on appeal in a matter setting aside ASIO’s adverse security assessment for denial of procedural fairness Fitzgibbon v Prime Minister [2017] FCA 968, 72 AAR 431; [2017] AATA 502 – Appeared for the Prime Minister in a matter concerning the scope of application of provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act when documents in the possession of the Prime Minister are claimed to be private documents of the Prime Minister Qantas Airways v Lustig [2015] FCA 253, 228 FCR 148 – Appeared for Qantas in a proceeding establishing that State consumer tribunals that are not Courts cannot hear consumer claims with federal law elements[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Unlawful termination of employment must not be confused with unfair termination – a note on Pezzimenti v Rotary International 13/02/2020 The Ups & Downs of Aviation Litigation 24/10/2019 Recent Developments in Employment Disputes: Emphasising the Law of ...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Navid Sedaghati Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience across a range of practice areas, Navid brings 18 years of litigation experience when advising and advocating for clients. In recognition of his expertise and the successful outcomes he has attained for his clients Navid was a finalist in the 2019 Australian Law Awards for Barrister of the year. Navid’s core areas of practice include Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Building and Construction Law, and Private International Law. His practice extends to the banking, finance, property, engineering, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas, mining, shipping, maritime and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Navid also possesses particular expertise in international law and in matters where cross-jurisdictional issues arise. Such expertise extends to representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and mediations. Navid has been admitted as a Barrister in Australia and New Zealand, as a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Singapore International Commercial Court and as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The diverse range of clients for whom he has acted include individuals and boutique companies, to some of the most recognised corporations and brands including Panasonic, Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Burkert, KNet Technology and Blackmores. In 2018 he was part of the team that formulated the Financial Services Sector’s submissions to the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Sector, known as the Banking Royal Commission. Prior to being called to the Bar, Navid was a Partner of a law firm and General Counsel at one of Australia’s leading beverage companies. The depth and breadth of his experience in legal practice gained through successfully representing or supervising more than 4,000 legal matters has served to bolster his legal and commercial acumen, as well as his client skills. His extensive experience in litigation, compliance, corporate governance and risk allows him to take a well balanced approach to the resolution of his clients’ disputes. In this way, Navid is highly skilled in identifying and allocating risk and seeking effective solutions, and he uses this for the advantage of his clients when advising or representing them in courts and alternative dispute resolution forums. Navid’s qualifications include degrees in Law, Economics, Banking and Finance, a Master of Laws and he is currently in the final stages of completing his Doctorate. As a part time lecturer and tutor at the University of Technology Sydney he teaches civil practice, corporate law, evidence and world trade law. He is a registered mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), a NSW Bar Association accredited mediator, and an accredited mediator with the Supreme and District Courts of NSW. He is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the NSW Bar Association, in addition to being a member of several national and industry committees for Corporations Law, International Arbitration and Domestic Arbitration. Navid is available to represent clients in legal matters, including in arbitrations and mediations, in all Australian jurisdictions, Singapore, New Zealand, England, British Overseas Territories and upon request, may consider matters in other countries. Personal Website:  www.navidsedaghati.com.au[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Arbitrators Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation International Law (Public & Private) Mediators [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications 2019 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Queensland University of Technology 2017 Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme: Said Business School, University of Oxford 2017 ADC Mediator Accrediation: Australian Disputes Centre 2017 ADC Mediation Skills, Techniques and Practice Course: Australian Disputes Centre 2015 Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management: Governance Risk Compliance Institute 2011 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building): Master Builders Association of NSW 2007 The Chairman Course by Graham Bradley AM: Australian Institute of Company Directors 2007 Project Management: University of Sydney 2006 Company Directors Course Diploma: Australian Institute of Company Directors 2003 Master of Laws: Australian National University, Canberra 2001 Bachelor of Laws: University of Western Sydney 1999 Bachelor of Economics (Economics / Banking & Finance): University of Western Sydney 1998 Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) Settlements: Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Securities Institute of Australia [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership 2017 Admitted as a Barrister in Australia 2017 Admitted as a Barrister in New Zealand 2017 Accredited Mediator of the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) 2016 Admitted as a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Singapore International Commercial Court 2010 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales 2010 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 2002 Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia Bar ADR accredited Mediator: New South Wales Bar Association Fellow: Financial Services Institute of Australasia Certified Compliance Professional Fellow: Governance Risk Compliance Institute Internationally Certified Compliance Professional: International Federation of Compliance Associations Member: New South Wales Bar Association Member: New Zealand Bar Association Member: Society of Construction Law Australia Member: The Commercial Law Association of Australia Member: Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Member: Environment and Planning Law Association (NSW) Member: INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Blackmores Limited v H MA Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] NSWSC 129757 Vanguard Financial Planners Pty Ltd & Anor v Ale & Ors [2018] NSWSC 314 (led by Christopher Wood) Bazaarvoice Inc v Suede One to One Pty Limited and Panasonic Australia Pty Limited [2013] District Court, 200th Judicial District Travis County, Texas USA, No D-1-GN-13-004278. Think Spirits Pty Ltd v Vish Enterprises Pty Ltd [2011] NSWLC 285082 Brandup Business Solutions Pty Ltd v Maelstrom McCarthy Pty Ltd [2009] NSWDC 5702 Burkert Contromatic Australia Pty Ltd v Nicole Salazar [2009] NSWLC 1477 Residential Property Investments Pty Ltd v Leon Moses Raaff and Denoz Cranes Pty Ltd and Dennis Brijeski [2007] NSWDC 1032 Bellmarch Developments Pty Limited v Stoneleigh Designer Homes Pty Limited and Ors [2007] FMCA 1690 Sellect Properties (Aust) Pty Ltd v Master Property Holdings Pty Limited [2007] NSWSC 2865 Nick Jamons and Anor v Bellmarch Developments Pty Limited and JRJ Plumbing Services Pty Ltd [2007] NSWCTTT HB 07/24295 Jeffrey Edward Buhler and Fiona Buhler v Bradley Scott James Turner and Kelly Marie Lee Skelly Turner and Peter John Bayssari and Baycorp (NSW) Pty Ltd and Peter Lawrence Duffy and All Building Certifiers Pty Ltd and Repel Pest Management Pty Ltd [2006] NSWDC 3870 Peek Developments Pty Limited v Medium Density Management Pty Limited [2004] NSWLC 135 Office of Fair Trading v Solar Lifestyle Pty Limited [2004] NSWCTTT B04/3988 Turrell Building Services Pty Limited and Anor v Hudson Timber & Hardware Limited [2003] NSWLC 17485 Rageaway Pty Ltd v Pike’s Plant Hire & Services [2002] NSWSC 6154 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications, Seminars & Training Navid regularly conducts training sessions, and delivers tailored seminars and continuing legal education presentations, to lawyers and industry professionals regarding specialised legal issues and emerging legal developments, including: Corporate Litigation, Directors’ Duties (including recent developments to s180 of the Corporations Act 2001) and the Anticipated Change in the Behaviour of ASIC and Other Regulators in the Wake of the Hayne Royal Commission - Corporate Governance Summit A discussion with Navid Sedaghati Barrister on Corporations Law Litigation and upcoming targets of prosecution by the regulators – Legalwise Seminars How to use Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements and International Law to Win Domestic Australian Commercial and Administrative Law Court Cases Using International Law, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements to Win Court Cases for Australian Corporations in Overseas Jurisdictions Copyright Law, Defamation and Social Media – to the marketing department of corporations and communications agencies NSW Liquor Licence Obligations and Compliance – to compliance and accounting professionals Marketing Law, Advertising Code of Conduct and Liquor Promotion Guidelines – to the marketing department of corporations and communications agencies Contract Law, Dispute and Claim Prevention – to the sales force of corporations Corporate Law – to solicitors, Masters, post graduate and undergraduate law students at the University of Technology, Sydney The Law in Relation to the Admissibly of Evidence and Civil Procedure – to law students at the University of Technology, Sydney Repudiation of Contracts – to barristers and solicitors at the Off-Piste Continuing Legal Education Conference Law and Ethics – to banking, finance and securities practitioners and post graduate students for the Securities Institute of Australia [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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