RUDI COHRSSEN

Bar Roll – 3rd December 2007    
Admitted – 1st April 1999

Phone – 9225 6110
Mobile – 0420 505 597
Email – cohrssen@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 8, Room 825, Isaacs Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

RUDI COHRSSEN

Bar Roll – 3rd December 2007    
Admitted – 1st April 1999

Phone – 9225 6110
Mobile – 0420 505 597
Email – cohrssen@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 8, Room 825, Isaacs Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria
  • New South Wales
  • Namibia (1999)
  • South Africa (2004)

Area of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty/Maritime
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Liberties/Discrimination
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Corporations (Company) Law
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Employment Law
  • Extradition Law
  • Immigration/Refugee Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries

About

Since joining the Victorian Bar in 2007, Rudi has practiced primarily in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Resources Law, Employment Law and Extradition Law. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has advised and acted for companies in the energy and resources sector. He has acted for clients in matters before the Federal Court, the Federal Magistrates Court, the Supreme Court, the County Court, Fair Work Australia, VCAT and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.

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In 2014, Rudi was an advisor to Rio Tinto Energy on the divestment of its coal business in Mozambique. His role included the development of the overall commercial divestment strategy, contractor strategy and external relations strategy. He advised the project team across a number of legal and regulatory areas concerning the divestment, including compliance, taxation, joint venture agreements, contractors, investment treaty provisions and general transactional matters.

Rudi was a member of the inaugural committee of the Victorian Bar’s Climate Change and Environmental Law Panel, and has an active interest in the intersection between environmental law, international law and human rights law.

Rudi graduated with the degrees BA and LLB from the University of Natal in South Africa in 1992.  He completed his LLM degree in Procedural Law at the University of South Africa in 1998.

Rudi has also done work for the ILO, including lecturing and co-authoring a paper on tripartite development indicators for conditions of work.

Rudi was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales in 2004. He signed the Bar Roll on 3 December 2007.

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