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Grant was a partner of a leading global law firm for 20 years prior to joining Horton Rhodes in 2022. He was the head of that firm’s Chambers Band 1 Australian anti-bribery and corruption practice.
Grant has substantial experience advising clients subject to regulatory investigations and actions, including Australian Federal Police, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Royal Commission, and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiries and proceedings.
Grant has an outstanding record of success in contested litigation, including defending ACCC and ASIC proceedings.
Grant is ranked as a Band 1 practitioner in anti-bribery and corruption by Chambers and as a Leading Individual in white collar crime by Legal 500. He has also been recognised as one of Australia’s leading regulatory enforcement lawyers by Benchmark Litigation, Doyle’s, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. Chambers describes him as ‘a heavy hitter in this space’, Legal 500 describes him as ‘stellar’, and Who’s Who Legal describes him as ‘a leading light in the Australian market who brings calmness and knowledge to investigations, anti-bribery and corruption proceedings, and has an impressive understanding of commercial issues and solutions’.
Grant also has substantial experience as a commercial litigator. Chambers has described him as ‘an exceptional lawyer for bet the farm litigation’ and ‘a very clever, practical and commercial lawyer who will do everything he can to get his client the outcomes they need’.
Grant has been accredited under the National Mediation Accreditation System. He trained as a mediator at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Resolution Institute.
Grant’s practice at Horton Rhodes is focused on:
- acting for directors and executives who are subject to regulatory investigations and proceedings; and
- acting as a mediator.
Grant’s experience includes advising:
- a publicly listed Australian company in AFP investigations into foreign bribery allegations in Cambodia
- a publicly listed Australian company in relation to foreign bribery allegations in Papua New Guinea
- a publicly listed Australian company in AFP and ASIC investigations into foreign bribery allegations in India
- the Chairman of HIH in the HIH Royal Commission
- a non-executive director of Babcock & Brown in relation to an ASIC investigation following the collapse of Babcock & Brown
- non-executive directors of ABC Learning in relation to an ASIC investigation following the collapse of ABC Learning
- a non-executive director of Westpac in relation to an ASIC investigation following Westpac’s prosecution for anti-money laundering breaches
- Boral in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
- White Energy in an Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry concerning the granting of coal licences in New South Wales
- a publicly listed company in relation to an ACCC cartel investigation
- Rexel in ACCC cartel proceedings