Banco Chambers

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Chairman: Cameron Moore SC
Clerk of Chambers: Jeh Coutinho

Firm Overview:

Located in Sydney, Australia, Banco Chambers is recognised as one of Australia’s leading sets. Its 57 barristers (including 19 Silks) are known for providing high quality advice and advocacy that is clear, commercial, and effective.

Banco Chambers’ barristers appear in courts and tribunals throughout Australia and in arbitrations seated domestically, in South East Asia, North America, and Europe. They are routinely retained by leading Australian and international law firms to run many of Australia’s most complex, largest, and high profile cases. Current and previous clients include Google, Facebook, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Consolidated Press Holdings, Kraft Foods, IOOF, Kimberly Clark, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Nissan, Tabcorp, Optus, Vodafone, BHP, Hancock Prospecting, Lendlease, Woolworths, CSR, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, other companies of all sizes, individuals and institutions. Briefs are also accepted directly from in-house counsel.

Banco Chambers was established in 2004 under the leadership of the highly respected Justin Gleeson SC and has since grown into a chambers of almost 60 barristers from a diversity of backgrounds, all practising from our premises at 60 Martin Place in the heart of Sydney’s legal district.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Arbitration
Class Actions
Commercial Litigation
Competition & Consumer
Construction & Infrastructure
Corporations
Defamation & Media
Insolvency
Professional Negligence
Public & Administrative
Tax & Revenue

Banco Chambers is known for its depth of expertise across all levels of seniority in complex commercial disputes, corporations law and directors duties matters, insolvency, construction and infrastructure, competition and consumer law, class actions, regulatory proceedings, defamation and media law, tax and revenue law, and administrative and public law.

Significant recent example cases include:
Austrac v Westpac Banking Corporation– civil penalty proceedings for contraventions of antimoney laundering laws.

Independent Gaming & Liquor Authority Inquiry into Crown Casino.

ACCC v Google– proceedings alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to location data.

OAIC v Facebook– proceedings concerning alleged contraventions of Australian Privacy Law.

Kraft v Bega Cheese– significant dispute concerning trade dress intellectual property.

ANZ Cartel Prosecution– Criminal cartel proceedings brought against the ANZ bank, JP Morgan, Citi and Deutsche bank and their employees/ officeholders in relation to the underwriting of an ANZ share issue.

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Australia

Dispute Resolution: The Bar
Band 2

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Cameron Moore SC
Band 4
Christopher Withers SC
New Silks
Farid Assaf SC
Band 4
John Sheahan QC
Star Individuals
Justin Gleeson SC
Band 1
Peter Brereton SC
Band 1

Top Ranked Barristers

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John Sheahan QCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Band 1
Tim BreakspearConstruction & Infrastructure: The Bar
Justin Gleeson SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Peter Brereton SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
David R. SulanRestructuring/Insolvency: The Bar
John Sheahan QCRestructuring/Insolvency: The Bar
Robert Newlinds SCRestructuring/Insolvency: The Bar
Band 2
Richard McHugh SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Robert Dick SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Ruth Higgins SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Vanessa Whittaker SCRestructuring/Insolvency: The Bar
Kristen Deards SCTax: The Bar
Band 3
Fiona RoughleyDispute Resolution: The Bar
Band 4
Cameron Moore SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
David R. SulanDispute Resolution: The Bar
Farid Assaf SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Robert Newlinds SCDispute Resolution: The Bar
Sandy Dawson SCDispute Resolution: The Bar

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Head Office

Level 15

60 Martin Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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