Ross Freeman has more than 25 years experience as a commercial litigator with specialisation in complex litigation including contractual disputes, shareholder class actions, regulatory investigations and disputes, and securities market regulation and enforcement.
Ross has extensive experience in representing clients involved in ASIC and ASX investigations and hearings, class actions, civil penalty proceedings and criminal prosecutions involving directors duties, continuous disclosure, insider trading, and other issues involving market misconduct.
He acts for investment banks, listed and other large corporations, and directors and executives in regulatory investigations and inquiries, and related litigation. He also advises and acts for dealers and investment advisors involved in ASIC banning order hearings and acts for individuals in criminal prosecutions for offences under the Corporations Act.
His prestigious court experience as a litigator includes major civil penalty proceedings including James Hardie and its former executives and directors (ASIC v McDonald & Ors) and shareholder class actions including Billabong, Oz Minerals and Sigma Pharmaceuticals.
Ross was appointed to ASIC's Advisory Committee on market supervision powers.
He is also a highly engaged member of the firm, serving on MinterEllison's National Board for 10 years, as the Staff Partner for the Melbourne Office and on the firm's Partner Selection Committee. From 1 July 2011, Ross became the national head of MinterEllison's Litigation Division.
Ross regularly presents seminars specifically designed for clients, including compliance training. He is the author of MinterEllison publications and is regularly quoted in articles in the Australian Financial Review and The Australian on key issues and developments in the financial services industry.