Overview

Sam is an associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group. He specialises in fraud-related insolvency, professional negligence claims, just and equitable and insolvent winding up petitions, general commercial disputes and arbitration.

Sam began his career at a top-tier firm in Australia where he acted on a wide range of financial products, financial services and regulatory litigation. He also acted in pro bono litigation to secure medical evacuation for a refugee under the government’s care.

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Civil Fraud disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Financial Product disputes
  • Regulatory disputes and investigations (including Financial Services and Taxation)

Work Highlights

(Prior to joining Campbells)

  • Just and equitable winding up petition for $1.3 billion industrial group
  • $1 billion airline restructuring
  • $1 billion AML/CTF regulatory dispute
  • $300m financial product liability claim, relating to collapsed derivatives
  • $30 million professional negligence arbitration
  • Advising in relation to potential crypto-currency related disputes

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Cayman Islands Attorney, 2020
  • High Court of Australia, 2016
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, 2016
  • Juris Doctor, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2012

Prior Career History

  • Ogier, 2020-2022
  • Allens, 2016-2019
  • ANZ Banking Group, 2015

Publications and News

Articles

Client Advisories

  • Cayman Islands issues general sanctions licence for funds industry.
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