Welcome to Banco Chambers

Located in Sydney, Australia, Banco Chambers is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading barristers' chambers, specialising in complex commercial litigation.

We are a progressive and young chambers located at two modern commercial spaces at the Reserve Bank of Australia building and Chifley Tower. We have 30 members of varying levels of seniority, including seven of Australia’s leading Silks. Our Head of Chambers is Robert Newlinds SC. Our inaugural Head of Chambers was Justin Gleeson SC, the current Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth.

Our members provide specialist advice in a diverse range of practice areas and advocacy services of the highest calibre in all Australian courts and tribunals. Some of our members also regularly appear in domestic arbitrations and international arbitrations seated in Australia and leading arbitral venues such as Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York.

Our members are regularly retained by leading national and international law firms to appear and advise on the most difficult commercial disputes. Our barristers are widely recognised for their ability to successfully advocate cases in all courts and tribunals and for their technical excellence, deep knowledge of the law, strategic insight, and independent commercial judgment as to how best to advance their clients’ interests. Our members include acknowledged leaders in the field of Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Insolvency, Intellectual Property and Defamation.

Many of our barristers have been recognised by their peers as leading barristers by publications such as Chambers & Partners, Chambers Asia-Pacific and the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers.

 


Latest News

 
20-Nov-2014

Christopher Withers and Adam Hochroth acting in new Gina Rinehart proceedings

Christopher Withers and Adam Hochroth represent Bianca Rinehart and John Hancock, two of the children of Gina Rinehart, in proceedings commenced against Gina Rinehart and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd in the Federal Court. The proceedings were subj..

03-Nov-2014

Air New Zealand win

Robert Yezerski recently acted as part of the team that successfully defended Air New Zealand in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC alleged that Air New Zealand and other airlines had collud..

30-Oct-2014

Adam Hochroth acted for asylum seeker in data breach case in the Full Federal Court

Adam Hochroth recently acted on a pro bono basis for an asylum seeker before the Full Federal Court in SZSSJ v Minister for Immigration [2014] FCAFC 143. The case arose from the accidental release on the internet by the Department of Immigration ..

30-Oct-2014

Ben Kremer presenting Electonic Evidence: Mac and the elastic beanstalk

Mr Ben Kremer is co-presenting with members of the KordaMentha Forensic team on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. With the uptake of 'elastic' cloud computing, diversity of digital streaming services, advances in broadband wireless and the prolife..

30-Oct-2014

Ben Kremer will be panelist at the upcoming AFIA Symposium

Ben Kremer will be a panelist together with Antony Crockett (Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills) and Dr Luke Nottage (Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law, The Sydney University) at the International Arbitration Symposiu..

25-Sep-2014

Jonathon Redwood has been appointed a pool member Arbitrator under the arbitration scheme established for NBN Co.

Jonathon Redwood has been appointed a pool member Arbitrator under the arbitration scheme established for NBN Co. The pool members include several of Australia's leading arbitrators...

27-Aug-2014

Banco Chambers launches new website

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27-Aug-2014

Banco Chambers recently acted in the high profile family trust litigation between Gina Rinehart and her children.

A number of members of Banco Chambers recently acted in the high profile family trust litigation between Gina Rinehart and her children. Christopher Withers, Natalie Zerial and Adam Hochroth acted for the plaintiffs, John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart...

26-Aug-2014

Banco Chambers to sponsor the upcoming ADR in Asia Conference

Banco Chambers is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming ADR in Asia Conference which is being held as part of the annual Hong Kong Arbitration Week from 15 – 17 October 2014. Attached is a link to the conference website. http://hkaweek.hkiac.or..

26-Aug-2014

Clive Palmer's defamation action against Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Clive Palmer’s defamation action against Nationwide News Pty Limited, the publisher of The Australian, has suffered a major setback after Justice Boddice in the Supreme Court of Queensland struck out almost half of the imputations pleaded in hi..

26-Aug-2014

Mr Andrew Coleman SC was briefed to act as Senior Counsel by the Rugby League Players Association

Mr Andrew Coleman SC acted for a number of the past and present Cronulla Sharks NRL players in the recent ASADA investigation into the allegations concerning the use of prohibited substances in 2011. Mr Coleman was briefed to act as Senior Counsel fo..

21-Aug-2014

New Appointment for Andrew Coleman SC

Banco Chambers is pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Coleman SC has been appointed from 1 July 2014 as a Senior Member, Consumer and Commercial Division and Appeal Panel, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal..

19-Aug-2014

Robert Yezerski appointed Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Banco Chambers is pleased to announce that Robert Yezerski has been appointed Adjunct Senior Lecturer with the University of New South Wales...

19-Aug-2014

Ruth Higgins won the UK Lawyer Monthly's, Global Women in Law Awards

Banco Chambers is pleased to announce that Ruth Higgins won the UK Lawyer Monthly's, Global Women in Law Awards - Award for Administrative and Constitutional (Australia). Ms Higgins also won the UK Lawyer Monthly named individual in the category of M..