Australia: We are excited to introduce the new face of our Customs and Global Trade team (previously Customs Trade and Transport).
Customs and Global Trade Update
Last Updated: 14 July 2014

Our service and expertise continues to be supported by the same strong team as always with new lead, Russell Wiese, who will be returning to Hunt & Hunt on 11th August 2014, to head up the team.

Hunt & Hunt have provided first-rate legal services and will continue to deliver excellence. Our team is committed not only to resolving issues and disputes, but to proactively assist you with forward planning to ensure your business achieves the best regulatory and commercial outcomes whilst remaining sensitive to the cost pressures that businesses face.

As a team we will focus on informative, innovative and solution focused ways to serve you. We look forward to keeping you informed about the industry through regular updates, seminars and face to face meetings. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your business and how we can support you in identifying and realising opportunities, managing risks and resolving disputes.


We are delighted to announce that Russell Wiese will be returning as Partner to Hunt & Hunt from 11 August 2014.

Russell Wiese
Russell has been with Ernst and Young since 2011 as their primary Melbourne service provider for trade and customs related work. Russell has significant customs and trade law experience including advising multinational companies, customs brokers and freight forwarders on both Australian and international customs valuation issues, duty concessions, import and export compliance, anti-dumping investigations and customs duty effective supply chains.
Lynne Grant
We are also pleased to announce Lynne Grant's recent promotion to Special Counsel. Lynne has over 10 years' experience including customs and trade related work such as valuation and classification of imported goods. Lynne also brings to the team a broad range of corporate and commercial experience, including complex contractual negotiation and drafting and domestic / international mergers and acquisitions.
[03 8602 9246 /]
Fran Smyth
Fran Smyth is an excellent lawyer with experience "in house" in various roles in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Fran has a broad range of experience, in particular in anti-dumping investigations and internal / external review of border agency decisions.
[03 8602 9213 /]


  • Anti-Dumping and Countervailing
  • Tariff classification, tariff concession orders and tariff dispute resolution (internal and AAT/Federal Court)
  • Review of border agency decisions, including Customs and Department of Agriculture
  • Valuation, including the impact of transfer pricing adjustments
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Identifying and realising customs duty opportunities
  • Resolving disputes with foreign customs authorities
  • Advice on other indirect taxes related to international trade
  • Internal customs audits or customs due diligence
  • Drafting or reviewing internal customs and global trade procedures
  • Parallel imports and protecting intellectual property
  • Contractual drafting and negotiation
  • Terms and conditions of trade
  • Domestic and international commercial dispute resolution
  • Structuring and supply chain efficiency
  • Advice on legislative developments and submissions of Government policy initiatives
  • Advice on reporting obligations to Customs and other border agencies
  • Advice on charter party, bill of lading and air waybill disputes

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