Chambers Ranking: Asia Pacific 2022

Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been ranked in the Asia Pacific 2022 guide of Chambers and Partners.

Frank O'Loughlin QC 

Tax: The Bar - Band 2 

Frank O'Loughlin QC is exceptionally well qualified to operate in the taxation law space, having worked within it not only as a solicitor and a barrister, but also as an ATO officer and member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. An interviewee says: "He has done it all, knows how the ATO works and is very good at manoeuvring through it and getting results," adding: "Clients know that he has both the technical ability and the respect."

Peter Fary SC

Restructuring/Insolvency: The Bar - Band 2 

Peter Fary SC is a well-established and highly respected barrister in the insolvency sphere, enjoying particular regard for his expertise concerning bankruptcy issues, upon which he is a published authority. One interviewee notes: "If you have a bankruptcy matter, you go to him, and he's the best person to brief for personal bankruptcy." Another says: "I rate him highly."

Justin Mereine

Dispute Resolution: The Bar - Band 3 

Justin Mereine focuses his practice principally upon complex commercial issues arising in the corporate and financial services sectors, among which insolvency and regulatory aspects feature particularly prominently. A client who sums him up as "a smart and tenacious litigator who's very easy to work with," adds: "His high attention to detail is exceptional and advantageous in matters involving extensive and complex evidence."

Andrew de Wijn 

Tax: The Bar - Band 2 

Andrew De Wijn has practised, as both solicitor and barrister, in the tax law field for over 15 years. Acting for clients in both an advisory and a representational capacity, and in negotiations with the ATO, he is well versed in both Commonwealth and state tax issues. Interviewees refer to him as "a very good junior" who is "well regarded" in his field.

Brendan Avallone

Employment: The Bar - Band 3

Brendan Avallone draws upon experience acquired not only in private practice, but also in a number of state and Commonwealth government agencies to advise or advocate across a varied range of workplace issues, including industrial action, unfair dismissal applications and underpayment claims. A number of barristers place him on their lists of go-to employment barristers, and he receives tributes to both his expertise and his intellect.


To engage with any of these barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777