Anthony Kaufmann

Anthony Kaufmann

Anthony has advised and appeared for public and private companies, banks, government departments and high net worth individuals. He has appeared in a wide range of disputes in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and other courts and tribunals.

Anthony has developed a specialty in complex commercial litigation and tax controversy, including litigation, audits and objection disputes. The matters in which Anthony has advised and appeared have involved issues around corporations law, contractual disputes, banking and finance, insolvency, Australian and international taxation, cross-border enforcement, urgent freezing orders and injunctive relief, equity and real property, fiduciary duties, trust arrangements, shareholder remedies, restraints of trade and intellectual property.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Anthony practised as an Associate in the Commercial and Finance Department, Derivatives & Structured Finance Group, at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP in London. He also worked as Legal Counsel at a Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary engaged in commodity derivatives trading and in the Fixed Income Currency and Commodity Swaps Department of Goldman Sachs in London.

Anthony speaks regularly at industry forums and is a contributing author to Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation (edited by the Hon R.I. Barrett), Thomson Reuters, Chapters 2H (shares), 2J (transactions affecting share capital) and 2L (debentures), as well as Parts 5.4A, 5.4B and 5.4C (winding up).


Select Cases

Topp, in the matter of Aidzan Pty Limited (in liquidation) [2019] FCA 313

Twigg v Twigg [2019] NSWSC 373

National Australia Bank Ltd v Queensland [2018] FCA 2020

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