Bar Roll – 1983
Admitted – 1980
Phone – (03) 9225 7698
Email – email@example.com
Chambers – Room 2107, Level 21, ODW, 525 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Rodney is a senior silk with a substantial commercial practice which spans advocacy, mediation and arbitration and advice primarily in the areas of trade practices, arbitration law, international sale of goods, contract disputes, equity, corporations law, land law and intellectual property.
Rodney conducts and appears in arbitrations and mediations, and has appeared in hundreds of reported cases at trial, appeal and final appellate levels. They include Castel Electronics Pty Ltd v TCL Airconditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd; Maguire v Makaronis; Acohs Pty Ltd Ucorp Pty Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd v Bond Brewing Ltd. [show_more]
Originally training (and establishing practice) in London, Rodney returned to Australia to practice as a solicitor in the banking and finance practice of a leading national law firm before becoming a barrister in 1983. Rodney speaks French, German and Italian. This coupled with his international experience and networks, makes him is a valuable resource to clients who need a commercially astute, globally aware legal counsel.
A skilled mediator and arbitrator Rodney was integral in significant arbitrations in 2011 concerning a Victorian traffic camera software development contract, and a breach of an exclusive distribution agreement for Chinese white goods, and conducted Federal Court of Australia proceedings to determine its jurisdiction to enforce a non-foreign international arbitral award.
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