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Firm Profile

McCullough Robertson

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Level 11
  • Central Plaza Two
  • 66 Eagle Street
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
  • Australia
  • QLD 4000

Firm profile submitted by McCullough Robertson

Chairman: Dominic McGann
Number of partners: 46
Number of lawyers: 166
Languages: Afrikaans, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Portuguese, Samoan, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese

A leading independent Australian law firm, McCullough Robertson was established in 1926. McCullough Robertson works with businesses across the globe in a diverse range of industries including, mining and energy, banking, insurance, construction, property, agribusiness, automotive, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, transport, aviation, education and telecommunications.

Practice Areas:Adviser Services Anti-Money Laundering Capital Markets Climate Change Competition Law Construction Corporate Advisory Dispute Resolution Employment Finance Financial Services Foreign Investment Information Technology Insolvency & Restructuring Insurance & Risk Insurance Broker Tendering Intellectual Property Joint Ventures & Alliances Mergers & Acquisitions Native Title Nonprofit Planning & Environment Privacy Private Client Private Equity Projects & Infrastructure Property Superannuation Tax Wills & Estate Planning Work Health & Safety

Banking & Finance:
4 partners; 4 lawyers based in Australia
The firm represents leading Australian and international financial institutions and corporate borrowers on all aspects of financing transactions. The firm also advises on administration, bankruptcy, insolvency, litigation, directors’ duties, including insolvent trading, liquidation, receivership and schemes of arrangement.
Contact: Peter Stewart
Tel: +61 7 3233 8942
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
7 partners; 16 lawyers based in Australia
The firm provides strategic advice and legal services in litigated matters acknowledging the need for innovative dispute resolution solutions to clients across a wide range of industries, including multinational corporations. Where disputes cannot be avoided, the firm has the experience and expertise to take advantage of the range of resolution methods available including, mediation, expert determination and arbitration. McCullough Robertson’s arbitration lawyers are at the forefront in the shift by large companies away from traditional methods of litigation, towards arbitration as an alternative method to resolve international disputes.
Contact: Guy Humble
Tel: +61 7 3233 8844
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
25 partners; 26 lawyers based in Australia
The firm’s international client base is largely comprised of resources related businesses and includes Indian client Adani Group and Japanese client Sojitz Corporation. Within the industry, the firm has traditionally advised on joint ventures, structuring, mergers and acquisitions and contract negotiations and it continues to extend the breadth of matters that it advises on from commercial and tax to regulatory and approvals and operational issues, as well as significant cross-border and Foreign Investment Review Board advice. Of notable strength is the firm’s ability to carry a project from start to finish, from the initial transaction, to matters involving complex regulatory and approvals pathways and then into the construction and operational phases.
Contact: Damien Clarke
Tel: +61 7 3233 8951
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
6 partners; 15 lawyers based in Australia
The firm has acted in many signature intellectual property deals and is sought out by local and international clients to provide IP and corporate/ commercial advice. McCullough Robertson also assists in IP issues worldwide, including cross border trade mark disputes and oppositions. The firm currently manages the international trade mark portfolio for Flight Centre Ltd and files hundreds of trade marks each year globally.
Contact: Belinda Breakspear
Tel: +61 7 3233 8968
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
7 partners; 13 lawyers based in Australia
The firm combines industry knowledge with expertise in corporate finance and financial instruments, debt capital markets, equity, capital raisings and IPOs and capital management to create innovative solutions. The firm advises companies in respect of listings on the ASX and BSX in Australia, NASDAQ in the United States and the London Stock Exchange in the UK.
Contact: Derek Pocock
Tel: +61 7 3233 8628
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
7 partners; 16 lawyers based in Australia
The firm advises on business mergers, sales and acquisitions, structures and restructures, tax driven structuring, tax roll-overs and transactional tax advice.
Contact: Jim Peterson
Tel: +61 7 3233 8559
Email: [email protected]


  • Level 2,
  • 16 Telford Street,
  • Newcastle,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2300
  • Tel +61 2 4914 6900
  • Fax +61 2 4914 6999
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Level 32,
  • MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 8241 5600
  • Fax +61 2 8241 5699
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Level 27,
  • 101 Collins Street,
  • Melbourne,
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • Vic, 3000
  • Tel +61390673100
  • Fax +61390673199
  • Email : [email protected]