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Telephone: +61 3 9225 6370

Mobile: 0438 055 425
Email: andrew.silver@vicbar.com.au

Clerk: Greens List

 

Profile

Andrew has a broad commercial and equity practice at the Bar. He is regularly briefed in respect of contract, trust, property, insolvency, partnership and/or corporations law disputes.

In addition to his trial practice, Andrew is regularly briefed to mediate disputes, both prior to and post the commencement of court proceedings. He was listed by Doyle's Guide in 'Victoria's Leading Mediators' in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Andrew holds a Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator accreditation.

Andrew accepts briefs to advise, appear and to mediate in all Australian jurisdictions.
 

A selection of recent matters in which Andrew has appeared include:

  • International Assets Pty Ltd v Richard Rubin [2022] VSC 250 (led by J Evans QC): freezing orders (allegations of fraud)

  • Re Blockchain Global Ltd (Admins Apptd) [2021] VSC 762: extention of convening period for second meeting of creditors of company involved in complex cryptocurrency trading platform

  • Rysze International Pty Ltd v Guan & Anor [2021] VSC 706: voidable transaction claim - stay of proceedings

  • Kennedy v Proctor [2021] VSC 521: appeal of decision concerning inter vivos gift of chattels

  • Walsh Engineering Services Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors v Walsh Group (Aust) Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] VSC 206: insolvent trading claim and contract dispute

  • Du v Georgiadis [2020] VSCA 306 (led by T Messer): appeal relating to breach of trust, interpretation of arbitral award and limitation of actions     

  • Commissioner of Taxation v Yeo as Liquidator of Ready Kit Cabinets Pty Ltd (in liq) [2020] FCAFC 199 (led by L Glick QC): appeal relating to voidable preference claim pursuant to s588FE(2B) of the Corporations Act 2001

  • Yeo, Bradi Transport Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Sklenovski (No 2) [2020] FCA 1541: freezing orders to prevent dissipation of  assets post judgment

  • Yeo, Bradi Transport Pty Ltd (in Liq) v Sklenovski [2020] FCA 1540: insolvent trading claim

  • Yeo, Ready Kit Cabinets Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] FCA 632 (led by P Fary): voidable preference claim pursuant to s588FE(2B) of the Corporations Act 2001

  • CAG v Cheruku and Kosaraju [2020] VCC 13: contractual dispute

  • Re Regulated Debtor’s Estate of Bensimon [2020] FCCA 596 (led by S Maiden QC): determination of application for bankrupt to have passport returned

  • Georgiadis v Du [2019] VCC 1911: breach of trust, interpretation of arbitral award, limitation of actions

  • MCCA Asset Management Ltd v Kamata Homes Pty Ltd (admin’s appt’ed) [2019] VSC 742: review of deed of company arrangement and application to set aside same

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) v Merlin Diamonds Ltd [2019] FCA 1546: appointment of provisional liquidators to company

  • Saba v Hakim & Anor [2019] VCC 1624: debt claim, summary judgment

  • AAD Services Pty Ltd (In liq) v ALD Wholesale Pty Ltd (No 3) [2019] VSC 564: validity of equitable assignment of rights in funds held in trust

  • Re New Homes Shop (Vic) Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 317: corporation winding up application and application pursuant to s 459S of the Corporations Act 2001

  • Suzhou Haishun Investment Management Co Ltd v Zhao [2019] VSC 110: registration of Chinese judgments in Victoria in the face of allegations of fraud

  • AAD Services Pty Ltd (in Liq) v ALD Wholesale Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] VSC 99: dispute over ownership of funds in court

  • Snapper Holdings Pty Ltd v Lentini [2018] VSC 800 (led by J Evans QC): contractual construction of terms of settlement

  • Ozlift Pty Ltd v Vento Energy Support [2018] VSC 824: application to set aside creditors statutory demand

  • Mr Russo and Mr Yates (as the trustees of the property of Mr Batavia, a bankrupt) & Batavia and Ors [2018] FAMCA 860 (led by Mr P Fary): voidable transaction proceedings in family law context

  • B Pty Ltd & Anor & Batavia & Anor [2018] FAMCA 858 (led by P Fary): voidable transaction proceedings in family law context, tracing of property

  • AAD Services Pty Ltd (In Liq) v ALD Wholesale Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 585: corporate finance – ownership of funds held in trust

  • Suzhou Haishun Investment Management Co Ltd v Zhao (No 2) [2018] VSC 176: freezing order application

  • Suzhou Haishun Investment Management Co Ltd v Yue’ Zhao (Ruling No 2) [2018] VSC 144: subpoena dispute 

Date of Admission

17 Feb 2009

First Signed Bar Roll

24 Oct 2013

Nationally Accredited Mediator

05 Feb 2014

Accredited Advanced Mediator

08 Apr 2022

Division of Bar Roll

Victorian Practising Counsel

Qualifications

BCom; LLB; Nationally Accredited Mediator

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.