Xavier is a lawyer in the litigation and dispute resolution team, focusing primarily in the area of commercial litigation across the resources and energy, and corporate sectors.
The focus of Xavier’s experience has been dealing with private sector clients in commercial disputes including large scale contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and property disputes. Xavier has also acted for clients in arbitrations and Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry, and has experience in the Native Title space, both in court procedures and assisting clients in negotiations.
Xavier is an assiduous worker; a lateral thinker with strong communication skills. He works to get clients a result, and endeavours to never neglect the ‘bigger picture’ in resolving disputes. Xavier ensures that his clients benefit not only from legal expertise and experience, but also his commercial acumen, supported by his tertiary business/finance qualifications.
Acting for Lindsay Australia Limited in a contractual dispute regarding rights under a distribution agreement with Orora Limited in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Global Mining Company
Acting for a global mining client in arbitration proceedings concerning a contractual dispute that has been ongoing since 2012.
Acting for Telwater Pty Ltd in defending Federal Court of Australia proceedings brought by a former supplier alleging breaches of the Australia Consumer Law.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Advising in relation to issues connected with its proceedings in the United States District Court Southern District of New York against Rio Tinto.
Representing Middlemount Coal in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of Queensland regarding the operation of pre-emptive rights clauses under mining royalty agreements between various entities including Noble Mining and Resource Pte Ltd and Gloucester Pty Ltd.
Representing the former Minister for Health in the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry with respect to the closure of that centre 2014.