Scott Chesterman

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Melbourne, Australia
    Local Time: Friday 10:43

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WSG Leadership

  • White Collar Crime Group - Member


My practice encompasses several industry sectors, including agribusiness; financial services; government; infrastructure; technology, media and telecommunications; and transport and logistics.

Clients have a high regard for my strong track record in strategic management and dispute resolution through the courts and alternative forms, such as arbitration, expert determination and mediation.

Career Highlights

  • Acting for a number of financial services institutions in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry 
  • Select Harvests Limited – represented the client in Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings relating to a claim for damages regarding alleged breaches of a management agreement, including issues relating to the development and operation of major orchards
  • Sigma Company Limited acting in a Supreme Court proceeding relating to enforcement of an exclusive distribution agreement
  • Port of Melbourne Corporation –acted in a major challenge to the City of Melbourne’s determination of the site value of port land
  • ANZ – represented the client in defending proceedings initiated by Opes clients following the collapse of Opes Prime Stockbroking Limited, with approximately 1,200 clients and debts to ANZ of more than $700 million
  • Tollaust Pty Ltd – acted in a Supreme Court of NSW action against ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Pty Ltd in respect of money owing for toll fees
  • Federal Government Department – advising the client in relation to breaches by supplier in performance of a major IT outsourcing contract
  • Victorian Department of Primary Industries – advised on aspects of the Melbourne Markets Relocation Project in relation to the representative Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding brought by the tenants of the Footscray Market 
  • A major carrier – counselled in relation to numerous commercial disputes against Telstra regarding its strategic advertising compaigns and distribution network
  • An international financial services company – acted in relation to the failure by its supplier to perform under an agreement for the provision of IT services, and the upgrade and roll-out of new business software globally
  • A major carrier – advised in relation to a significant lease and network installation dispute involving appeals from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to the Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal 

LLB, BComm

Areas of Practice


  • Best endeavours clauses in MOUs
  • Demurrage judgment welcome news for Australian exporters

    The 'Eternal Bliss' English Court of Appeal judgment is a welcome development for Australian commodity exporters with exposure to significant liability arising from delay during cargo operations

  • MinterEllison supports Agtech innovators

    On 20 March 2018, MinterEllison presented at the opening of the Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem (GATE) Innovation Hub, an accelerator for Agtech research and innovation based in Orange, NSW.

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