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Kim Nguyen

Senior Associate - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Expertise

Kim is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation group.

She has a broad range of experience and a particular interest in commercial/contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, property and administrative law matters. 

Kim’s experience extends across a wide range of Federal and State Courts and Tribunals.

Prior to joining Holding Redlich, Kim worked at the New South Wales Law Reform Commission providing legal policy advice.

Experience

Kim’s recent experience includes:

Commercial disputes

  • acting for a company in respect of an unfair preference claim in the Federal Court of Victoria
  • acting for an international oil trading company in Supreme Court of NSW proceedings
  • acting for foreign defendants in respect of a significant multi-party admiralty claim and cross-claims in the Federal Court of Australia
  • acting for a local government body in Supreme Court of NSW proceedings involving breach of contract, negligence and unconscionability claims
  • acting in numerous director and shareholders disputes
  • acting in numerous matters involving breach of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct and breach of directors’ duties


Intellectual property

Kim has acted for numerous clients in intellectual property disputes, with a particular interest in trade mark infringement. Her experience includes acting for:

  • an international software company in respect of infringement of its trade marks
  • a national financial ratings company, defending trade mark infringement allegations
  • an Australian optical distribution company in respect of infringement of its trade marks
  • an Australian company in respect of copyright infringement and trade mark opposition issues
  • a real estate company responding to claims of trade mark infringement, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • and advising numerous clients on the appropriate protection of confidential information


Administrative law

  • acting for an independent Commonwealth government agency, providing advice on privacy and freedom of information issues
  • acting as solicitor advocate for an independent Commonwealth government agency in judicial review and merits review proceedings


Commissions of inquiry

  • acting for four parties involved in the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess in 2020

Publications

11 August 2020 - Knowledge

Can third parties enforce a contract without infringing on the doctrine of privity?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We examine a recent leasing dispute where the Full Federal Court ruled two local councils could seek declaratory relief on the interpretation of a contract without being party to the contract.

18 April 2019 - Knowledge

Cybersquatter alert: How to protect your domain name and brand from cybersquatting

#Intellectual Property, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Data & Privacy

We take a look at cybersquatting - and how you can take action against it.