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The MMIF Presents: Maurice Lynch, Special Counsel | Insurance, Transport & Trade at Mills Oakley on "Silent Chain of Responsibility”

  • 21 Aug 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley, Level 23, 181 William Street,

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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. 

Maurice's presentation is titled “Silent Chain of Responsibility” was well received by the Sydney Marine Discussion Group earlier this year and covers the National changes to the Chain of Responsibility regime which will come into operation in October this year.


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