Who’s Who Legal Australia – Sports and Entertainment

06/11/2018

Dominic Villa SC has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal as one of Australia’s foremost lawyers in the Sports and Entertainment landscape.

The recognition acknowledges outstanding work in transactional, regulatory, intellectual property and litigation matters.

Congratulations Dominic

Further information can be found here

2019 Bar Council

02/11/2018

Congratulations to Kate Eastman SC, Ben Katekar and Catherine Gleeson who have been elected to New South Wales Bar Association Bar Council for 2019.

New Chambers Recognised in Doyles Guide 2018

01/11/2018

New Chambers has once again been strongly represented in the Doyles Guide rankings for 2018.

MARKET LEADER

Gregory Nell SC – Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2018

PREEMINENT

Neil Young QC – Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Barristers – Victoria, 2018
Kate Eastman SC – Leading Employment & WHS Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Arthur Moses SC – Leading Employment & WHS Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Angus Stewart SC – Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2018

LEADING

David Jackson QC – Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Neil Young QC – Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel – Victoria, 2018
Catherine Gleeson – Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2018

RECOMMENDED

Neil Young QC – Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel – Victoria, 2018
Neil Young QC – Leading Intellectual Property Barristers – Victoria, 2018
Adam Bell SC – Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Miles Condon SC – Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
James Sheller – Leading Insurance Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Hayley Bennett – Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018
Thomas Prince – Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2018

International Tax Review: Women in Tax Leaders

08/10/2018

The International Tax Review has recognised Courtney Ensor as one of their Women in Tax Leaders for 2018.

Further information can be found here

 

Who’s Who Legal: Shipping 2019

New Chambers members Gregory Nell SC, Angus Stewart SC and Catherine Gleeson have been recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Shipping 2019 as leading shipping and maritime law lawyers for 2019.

Click here for more information

Dominic Villa appointed Senior Counsel

05/10/2018

New Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Villa as Senior Counsel in and for the State of New South Wales.

The NSW Bar Association’s profile of Villa SC can be found here

 

 

New Chambers welcomes two new readers

25/09/2018

New Chambers would like to welcome its newest readers Nicholas Bentley and Michael Bersten. Nicholas and Michael join us after recently completing the NSW Bar Association Bar Practice Course.

Nicholas worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in International Arbitration, and at King & Wood Mallesons and HWL Ebsworth in commercial litigation. In 2014 Nicholas was Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice David Davies in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Nicholas studied law and business at the University of Technology Sydney and also holds a Masters in Law and Finance (MLF) from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Nicholas was Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and a Mini-pupil at Blackstone Chambers, Fountain Court Chambers, One Essex Court and 3 Verulam Buildings in London.

Michael Bersten has been a leading lawyer for almost 3 decades in the area of tax controversy and dispute resolution.  Since 2001 Michael has acted exclusively for major multinational groups and high wealth individuals in major tax audits and disputes. Before that Michael acted for the Commissioner of Taxation in very senior legal roles, heading the ATO legal area and Tax Counsel Network. Before that Michael was Deputy Australian Government solicitor nationally responsible for tax and regulatory litigation and advice to the ATO and Commonwealth agencies.

 

Best Lawyers 2019

31/08/2018

The following members of New Chambers have been recognised by Best Lawyers as leading lawyers for 2019:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

David Jackson QC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

Neil Young QC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

Adam Bell SC

Gregory Nell SC

 

Aviation Law

Gregory Nell SC

 

Banking and Finance Law

Adam Bell SC

 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

 

Constitutional Law

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

 

Government Practice

Sonia Tame

 

Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Adam Bell SC

 

Litigation

David Jackson QC

Neil Young QC

Adam Bell SC

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC

David McLure SC

Sonia Tame

 

Occupational Health & Safety Law

Arthur Moses SC

 

Public Law

Arthur Moses SC

 

Regulatory Practice

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC

 

Shipping & Maritime Law

Gregory Nell SC

Angus Stewart SC

 

Tax Law

David Bloom QC

Chris Peadon

Thomas Prince

 

Trade Law

Gregory Nell SC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

 

Transportation Law

Gregory Nell SC

Angus Stewart SC (2019 Lawyer of the year)

New Chambers Tax Expertise Recognised

28/08/2018

David Bloom QC and Christopher Peadon of New Chambers have been recognised by both the International Tax Review and Who’s Who Legal for their expertise in tax.

Corporate LiveWire 2018

20/03/2018

Chris Peadon has been recognised as Corporate LiveWire’s 2018 “Tax Lawyer of the Year – Australia”

Appointments of note

14/12/2017

Tom Thawley SC has been appointed to the Federal Court of Australia, commencing on 14 February 2018.

Julia Baird SC has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, commencing on 20 February 2018.

The Attorney-General’s media release can be found here:

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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

08/12/2017

Chambers & Partners have recognised New Chambers as a Band 1 Dispute Resolution set.

Chambers & Partners have also recognised the following members of New Chambers as leaders of the Australian Bar for 2018:

Dispute Resolution:

David Jackson QC (Star Individual)
Neil Young QC (Star Individual)
Elizabeth Cheeseman SC (Band 4)
David McLure SC (Band 4)

Intellectual Property:

Julia Baird SC (Band 2)

Shipping:

Gregory Nell SC (Band 1)
Angus Stewart SC (Band 1)

Tax:

David Bloom QC (Band 1)
Tom Thawley SC (Band 1)
Chris Peadon

Federal Court ruling in bank bill swap rate proceedings

13/11/2017

New Chambers was well represented in the BBSW case which resulted in the Federal Court ordering ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank to each pay $50 million to end the case brought by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.

Elizabeth Cheeseman SC, Greg O’Mahoney, Kim Anderson, Trent March and Daniel Habashy acted for ASIC, while Neil Young QC acted for National Australia Bank.

A media report on the outcome of this case can be found here:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/public-should-be-shocked-judge-clears-nab-anz-100m-raterigging-settlements-20171110-gziufh.html

2018 Bar Council

05/11/2017

Congratulations to Arthur Moses SC, Ben Katekar and Courtney Ensor, who have all been elected to the 2018 Bar Council.

Doyles Guide Leading Insurance Barristers 2017

01/11/2017

Geoffrey Watson SC has been recognised by Doyles Guide as leading Insurance Senior Counsel in New South Wales for 2017.

The same guide has recommended Dominic Priestley SC as Insurance Senior Counsel and James Sheller as Insurance Junior Counsel.

http://doylesguide.com/leading-insurance-barristers-new-south-wales-2017/

International Tax Review: Women in Tax Leaders

27/09/2017

The International Tax Review has recognised Courtney Ensor as one of their Women in Tax Leaders for 2017.

Further details can be found here.

Doyle’s Guide to Tax Barristers – Four members of New Chambers recognised

14/09/2017

New Chambers’ burgeoning reputation for tax was reflected in Courtney Ensor’s inclusion in this year’s list of leading tax barristers. Prior to joining the Bar in 2013, Courtney was tipstaff to Justice Gzell (NSW Supreme Court Revenue List Judge) and practised in tax as a solicitor for 4 years at leading firms. Since coming to the Bar, Courtney has appeared for taxpayers and the Commissioners of both Commonwealth and State taxation in a number of leading cases, including Chevron (1st instance). Courtney is currently briefed for the Commissioner in the $260 million dispute arising out of the settlement of the Bell litigation. See here for Courtney’s CV.

David Bloom QC, Tom Thawley SC and Chris Peadon were also again recognised as leaders in the field of taxation at the Bar.

The full list can be found here: http://doylesguide.com/leading-tax-barristers-new-south-wales-2017/

Doyles Guide Estates Litigation 2017

08/09/2017

Doyles Guide has listed Miles Condon SC as recommended Senior Counsel in their 2017 Estates Litigation – NSW rankings.

Hayley Bennett has been listed as recommended Junior Counsel in Doyles’ 2017 Wills and Estates Litigation – NSW rankings.

Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2017

04/09/2017

New Chambers has received an award for Excellence in Administrative Law Services in Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Global Awards.

Further information about Corporate LiveWire can be found here:

http://www.corporatelivewire.com/awards.html?award=111

 

Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017

Gregory Nell SC and Angus Stewart SC have recently been recognised for their expertise in the area of shipping in Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017.

Who’s Who Legal – Australia 2017 also recognised Dominic Villa for his expertise in sports and entertainment law.