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Andrew Eastwood

Andrew Eastwood

Herbert Smith Freehills Australia

Andrew Eastwood is a partner in the Disputes group, who focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Andrew is a trusted adviser to a number of leading financial institutions. Andrew was named by his peers as one of the best litigators in Australia in Best Lawyers in Australia for 2013-2018.

His experience relevantly includes acting for:

  • a global investment bank in relation to criminal cartel proceedings;
  • a major Australian retail bank in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry;
  • an international bank in relation to an ASIC investigation concerning the sale of structured products;
  • an Australian bank in relation to an ASIC investigation concerning fees for advice;
  • an ASX-listed company, in relation to a high-profile insider trading investigation by ASIC;
  • a global investment bank in its successful defence of ASIC’s landmark court action alleging insider trading and failure to manage conflicts of interest;
  • a financial institution in relation to Australia’s first proceedings brought under Australia’s bribery provisions.

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