Chairman: Robert Newlinds SC
Located in Sydney, Australia, Banco Chambers is recognised as one of Australia’s leading sets of barristers Chambers renowned for the depth and quality of its advocacy and advisory expertise. Its 40 barristers, including eleven Senior Counsel, appear in all courts and tribunals throughout Australia, domestic and international arbitrations, and at inquests, inquiries and royal commissions. Banco’s Head of Chambers is Robert Newlinds SC, one of Australia’s leading barristers. Notable former members include Justice Christine Adamson of the NSW Supreme Court, and Justice Fabian Gleeson of the NSW Court of Appeal.
The Clerk of Chambers is Jeh Coutinho.
Competition & Consumer
Construction & Infrastructure
Defamation & Media
Public & Administrative
Tax & Revenue
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Banco Chambers is particularly known for its depth of expertise in complex commercial disputes, corporations law and director’s duties matters, insolvency, construction and infrastructure, competition and consumer law, class actions, defamation and media law, tax and revenue law, and all aspects of public law (including regulatory proceedings). Its barristers are often briefed by leading national and international law firms to appear in large, sophisticated and high profile matters. Its members also provide clear and concise advice that is commercially minded, independent and strategic.
Banco Chambers’ barristers act for individuals, companies, and government agencies and instrumentalities. They also accept briefs directly from in-house counsel. Previous and current clients of the barristers of Banco Chambers include well known Australian and international companies and individuals such as Volkswagen, Johnson & Johnson, Tabcorp, BHP Billiton, Lendlease, Woolworths, CSR, Hancock Prospecting, Federal and State agencies, statutory bodies and politicians and leading insolvency firms such as Ferrier Hodgson, McGrathNicol and KordaMentha.