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Banco Chambers

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Chairman: Robert Newlinds SC
Clerk of Chambers: Jeh Coutinho

Firm Overview:
Located in Sydney, Australia, Banco Chambers is recognised as one of Australia’s leading sets of barristers Chambers. Its 57 barristers (including 15 Silks) are known for providing high quality advice and advocacy that is clear, commercial, and effective.

Practice Areas:
Class Actions
Commercial Litigation
Competition & Consumer
Construction & Infrastructure
Defamation & Media
Professional Negligence
Public & Administrative
Tax & Revenue

Main Areas of Practice:
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:
APRA v Kelaher & Ors [2019] FCA 1521 – regulatory proceedings brought against superannuation company IOOF and its directors.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd v ACCC– Federal Court proceedings concerning the ACCC’s refusal to grant regulatory approval to the merger of Vodafone and TPG.

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.

Dalton v Volkswagen & Ors– Consumer class action brought against Volkswagen in relation to the ‘diesel gate’ emissions scandal.

Rush v Nationwide News– Trial and pending appeal proceedings arising from the Daily Telegraph’s reporting of alleged inappropriate behaviour by Oscar winning actor Geoffrey Rush towards a fellow actress.