LL. B. (Melb), Grad. Dip. LS (Mon), Accr. Mediator (Harv)
01 March 1983
Signed Bar Roll:
28 May 1987
Floor 8, 555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Admitted to Practice:
Accredited Mediator (Harv)
Areas of Practice:
- Consumer Protection
- Intellectual Property
- Equity and Property Law Disputes
- Transnational Litigation
- ASXC option trading litigation
Gerald attained his law degree at the University of Melbourne in 1982. He subsequently studied at Monash Law School and obtained honours in the Master of Laws (LLM) subjects of International Trade Law and Investment, including Trade Marks and Commercial Designations from Monash Law School. Gerald then studied in Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg) after receiving the Butterworth’s Book Prize in Comparative Law at Melbourne Law School.
He later qualified in International Commercial Arbitration studying at the ICC Institute of World Business Law in Paris. He has appeared as counsel in international arbitrations concerning transnational contracts and has lectured in International Comparative Corporate Law at Victoria Law School. He is fluent in German.
His practice focuses on joint venture litigation, both in the enforcement and setting aside of contracts, deeds, mortgages, loan guarantees and related securities. As a trial and appellate advocate Gerald represents clients in matters litigated locally and overseas. His areas of practice encompass –
- contract, equity and property law disputes
- partnership, agency & trusts
- intellectual property rights & transnational litigation
- ASX option trading litigation and market manipulation litigation.
He is a qualified mediator having undertaken a course as a mediator at Harvard Law School. He is a member of ICC Australia and is a nationally accredited mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators, Australia.
Joint venture litigation
Memberships and Associations:
- Member of ICC Australia
- Nationally accredited mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators, Australia
Academic Position / Published Articles
Lectured in International Comparative Corporate Law at Victoria Law School