5:30 pm on Thursday 24th October, 2019

What did the seminar cover?

The Glencore International AG v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] HCA 26 judgment confirmed that legal professional privilege is a shield, not a sword. A panel of Level Twenty Seven Chambers barristers and forensic expert Brendan Read (KordaMentha) will discuss the impacts of this and other decisions in the context of regulatory investigations (known and unknown), commercial disputes as well as civil and criminal penalty cases. The panel will:

  • Explain why Glencore will change how lawyers conduct matters
  • Review what can be done to seek to protect privilege and confidentiality

There were opportunities throughout the session for the audience to pose questions to the panel.

Who should attend?

All disputes resolution lawyers and in house counsel. Clients of firms are also welcome to attend.


Speakers: Level Twenty Seven Chambers barristers Nicolas Andreatidis QC, James Green, Sophie Gibson and Executive Director of KordaMentha Brendan Read.


Level Twenty Seven Chambers
Level 27, 239 George Street
Brisbane, 4000


(36 mins)

This session was originally hosted 24 October 2019. By popular request, the speakers recorded the session at a later date so that it can be viewed by those not able to attend the original session.

There is no charge to watch the presentation but we ask you provide basic contact details for data and security reasons.

The PowerPoint is available here.

A transcript of the presentation can be downloaded here.

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