Andrew Gill
Partner, Canberra
I specialise in controversial regulatory matters, dispute resolution and commercial litigation, often dealing with large, complex and sensitive disputes in the agribusiness, environmental, government, regulatory and technology sectors.

This work has given me a full understanding of the competing priorities of commercial and government clients. I am dedicated to addressing each client’s priorities, and protecting personal and corporate reputations.

I regularly conduct proceedings before the Federal Court of Australia, the High Court of Australia, state Supreme Courts, and other courts and tribunals. In doing so, I collaborate seamlessly with other advisers, achieving client priorities within time parameters and budgets.

Career highlights

  • Home Insulation Program – resolved $400M in class action claims brought by commercial entities involved in the program
  • Hewlett Packard - advised regarding Commonwealth sensitive data outages
  • 'Super trawler' - acted for the regulator regarding the MV Abel Tasman matter. Assisted the Department of Environment regarding the EPBC Federal Court matter.
  • Representing Elders, AAco, CPC and other industry members in the ‘Live Trade to Indonesia’ class action
  • Department of Defence – helped reduce risk during the introduction of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Program, including EPBC and environmental concerns
  • Commonwealth Government – advised on Biosecurity and numerous import risk analyses, including the import of apples from New Zealand and China, and in a $4.7 billion financial controversy involving the Telstra and Australia Post superannuation schemes
  • Airservices Australia and other Commonwealth Government departments – advised on aircraft noise matters, representing Airservices Australia in four successful Federal Court cases