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Scott Chesterman

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MinterEllison

Melbourne, Australia
    Local Time: Friday 10:43

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WSG Leadership

  • White Collar Crime Group - Member

Profile

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 

Education
LLB, BComm

Areas of Practice

Articles

  • 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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