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The MMIF Presents: Maurice Lynch and Frazer Hunt of Mills Oakley Lawyers on “Cargo Insurance and Insolvency – Welcome to the Hanjin California”

  • 21 Feb 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley, Level 23, 181 William Street,


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Frazer Hunt is a partner at Mills Oakley working in the areas of transport, trade and insurance. He practises predominantly in transport-related matters and property claims, analysing and investigating complex factual and legal scenarios, identifying issues and solutions and assisting clients to implement solutions.

Frazer specialises in insurance (particularly marine, aviation, property and liability), private international law, contracts, commercial disputes, Alternative Dispute Resolution and arbitration, commodities and Personal Property Securities (PPSA) issues. He currently represents most of the marine insurers in Sydney as well as various insurers in the UK and Europe. Frazer also advises several multinational logistics service providers and agribusiness interests and is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation.

Frazer has been recognised as a Leading Transport (Maritime and Shipping) Lawyer in the 2017 and 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He has been selected by his peers to be included in the 2017 Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in Australia list for Shipping and Maritime, Insurance, and Transport Law and has appeared on this list since 2009.

Maurice Lynch

Named by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2017 as a Shipping "Associate to Watch" Maurice Lynch is a Senior Associate at Mills Oakley Lawyers with over 8 years’ experience. In his practice he represents:

•Marine insurers for whom he provides indemnity advice, defends claims and pursue recoveries; 
•Federal Government Departments for whom he has drafted template documents, notices and reports used in agency investigations;
• Freight forwarders for whom he has drafted agreements and advised on litigious and non – litigious aspects of their businesses; 
•Port Corporations for whom he has represented in environmental crime proceedings including oil spills and lead pollution dust events; and 
•General commercial clients in the shipping, trade and sale of goods industries in Australian and overseas litigation and arbitration proceedings. 

He has experience representing these clients in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, the Supreme Courts of all of the states of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Full Federal Court of Australia and in arbitration proceedings. 

Maurice has represented clients in ship arrest proceedings in various jurisdictions globally. 

He is experienced in the complex regulation of anti-dumping and countervailable subsidies.

Maurice assist clients in drafting distribution agreements, contracts of carriage, and charter agreements for ships and aircrafts. He also advises on the operation of the Personal Property and Securities Act. 

Maurice has completed a Masters of Law where he specialised in commercial maritime and admiralty law, contract law, remedies, international business law and arbitration. 

Maurice is a published author in Volume 28, No 2 (2014) of the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal, and the Maritime Law Handbook 2007 – Australian Chapter

Outside of Trade and Transport, Maurice has represented Federal Government Departments in merits review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and is advises on Social Security Law. 

Frazer and Maurice's presentation is titled “Cargo Insurance and Insolvency – Welcome to the Hanjin California” and is designed to give attendees some insights on the recent insolvency of the Hanjin shipping line.

If you will be joining us at the offices of Colin Biggers & Paisley please register with an Attendee ticket.

For the first time the MMIF will be making this presentation will also be available as a webinar. You can register here.

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