Andrew Eastwood

Andrew Eastwood

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Andrew is a partner who focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. He has also acted in major commercial litigation and defended criminal prosecutions brought against corporations. Andrew is a trusted regulatory adviser to a number of leading financial institutions and is praised by clients for striking the perfect balance between providing technical advice of the highest calibre and approaching his clients’ business in a ‘level-headed’ and ‘measured’ manner. Andrew was named by his peers as one of the best litigators in Australia in the 2013 to 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia, and was described in Legal 500 2020 as a ‘market leader in the contentious regulatory space’. His experience includes acting for: NAB in relation to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry; clients in relation to ASIC investigations of benchmark rates (BBSW); an ASX-listed company, in relation to a high-profile insider-trading investigation by ASIC; Citigroup in its successful defence of ASIC’s landmark Federal Court action alleging insider trading and failure to manage conflicts of interest; NAB/MLC in relation to a major investigation by ASIC, and an inquiry by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, concerning unit pricing issues; a financial institution in relation to Australia’s first proceedings brought under Australia’s bribery provisions; and a major law firm in relation to proceedings concerning alleged misstatements in a prospectus.

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