Graeme Slattery is the managing partner of our Sydney office. He has 20 years’ experience assisting clients in corporate commercial disputes, public and administrative law matters, and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
Originally from Western Australia (WA) before New South Wales (NSW), he has extensive experience representing clients in NSW and WA in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, mediations and on appeal.
His experience includes representing clients in a wide range of high-value and complex corporate and commercial disputes, many of which have cross-border aspects. These include disputes over mining and exploration agreements, share purchase agreements, property developments, finance agreements, joint ventures, investment schemes, directors’ duties, disclosure obligations and oppression actions.
While Graeme’s litigation practice encompasses a variety of industry sectors and issues, he has a very strong background in and knowledge of mining and resources law. He has particular experience in assisting clients with corporate disputes and shareholder matters, drawing from both his extensive experience as a lawyer and his role as a director in listed and private companies in this sector.
Graeme also has extensive experience in advising private and public clients on regulatory and administrative law matters in a wide range of areas. He is frequently called on to assist clients dealing with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and environmental regulators. Graeme has represented clients in a wide range of other public law and regulatory areas, including Senate Committees, coronial inquiries, product recalls, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigations, workplace accidents, manufacturer’s liabilities, food safety and dangerous goods.
His environmental experience includes acting in the defence in two of the most significant prosecutions ever commenced under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA).
Graeme also has extensive experience in assisting statutory bodies with carrying out their statutory functions.
Advice and Representation in Commercial Disputes
Energy and Resources
Government, Planning and Environmental Disputes, and Administrative Law
Employment Related Disputes
Coronial Inquests and Disciplinary Tribunals
Prosecution Related Matters
Consumer and Competition Law