So you want to be a corporate litigator? Law & Business Discussion Forum
25 August, 2016
Sydney Law School
Sydney University Law Society (SULS)
This year, the Faculty has launched a Law & Business Student Discussion Forum to allow students to connect with preeminent alumni of Sydney Law School. The first forum will be led by John Samaha of Allen & Overy. He will lead a discussion on corporate litigation practice, focusing on a range of issues, including
• Key technical skills for the graduate litigator
• Getting started and managing your career
• International arbitration
• Contentious regulatory/ white collar enforcement
John Samaha is a graduate of Sydney Law School. Since leaving the Law School in 1984, he has acted, and acts, for leading domestic and global financial institutions as well as a range of corporations.
John had a long career at one of Australia’s leading law firms after starting his career at a small city practice and undertaking LLM studies at the LSE in London. While at that firm he was seconded to the ASC (now ASIC) and was involved in the implementation of the then new the corporate regulator’s enforcement agenda. The litigation team at that firm led the development and acceptance of mediation as a critical tool in resolving commercial disputes, and John actively participated in that process.
More recently, John established a boutique commercial litigation practice, which in 2011 was absorbed into one of the leading global firms, thereby initiating its Australian litigation presence. That practice operates as an integral part of his firm’s Asia-Pacific litigation practice. John is the head of that expanding litigation practice in Australia, a member of his firm’s global litigation practice steering committee, and a member of its global partner selection committee.
Save the Date: Upcoming Law & Business Student Discussion Forums in 2016:
14 September: Insider trading
Speaker: Greg O’Mahoney, Barrister, New Chambers
11 October: From law school to deal making (not quite the art of the deal)
Speaker: Yuen-Yee Choo, King & Wood Mallesons
Registration is complimentary, but essential: https://events.sydney.edu.au/office1/getdemo.ei?id=360&s=_FHW0MWXWJ
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!