Howard has more than 25 years’ commercial dispute experience and is the head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice. He is based in Melbourne.
He has an active practice in complex litigation and is regularly engaged in significant f raud matters, commercial criminal matters, regulatory investigations and large scale inquiries.
Howard is recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2018 as a leader in providing legal services for investigations. He is also recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner in Litigation and Criminal Defence, and is listed in the 2017 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Victorian Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer.
In the commercial crime area Howard acts in defence of persons being investigated or prosecuted with substantial experience in ‘white collar’ criminal matters. Over the last six years he has been closely involved in major prosecutions brought in Australia under its foreign bribery laws.
At present Howard is involved in advising companies, directors and officers in foreign bribery investigations being conducted in or relating to India, Malaysia, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia.
Howard’s recent cases include:
He has extensive experience in dealing with investigations and prosecutions brought by various Federal and State regulators, including:
Howard has been involved in eight Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry. Some examples include:
04 Feb 19 to 29 Nov 19 - Sydney
Please register your interest for our Privacy & Data Roundtable Series 2019 which will be held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Please click here for further details and to register your interest.
27 Feb 19 to 11 Dec 19 - Sydney
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
14 May 19 - Brisbane
The first seminar of our procurement seminar series will discuss probity in procurement. Key issues addressed will include: the key tenets of probity, what is value for money, what does conflict of interest mean and how to manage them, some war stories, navigating disclosure and confidentiality in procurement, what does accountability mean and how do we achieve it?
26 March 2019 - Knowledge
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law
The news that IOOF’s CFO has secured separate legal representation to that of his company in Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s action against five IOOF directors and executives has delivered an important reminder to all senior executives
08 October 2018 - Knowledge
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation
The year opened with a high-profile royal commission with far-reaching consequences and significant fall-out - and the year is set to close with another. The recently announced Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector will tackle issues that go to the heart of our aging population – opening up the industry for a forensic grilling.
24 May 2018 - Knowledge
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Recent reports in the Australian Financial Review say that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been contacting private clients of Credit Suisse in regards to what it considers suspicious transactions and secret overseas accounts.