Dr. Sean A Baron Levi

Date of call to the bar:2010 (admitted as legal practitioner 1999)

Admissions:
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York (2012)
High Court of Australia (2010)
Supreme Court of England and Wales (2008)
Supreme Court of New South Wales (1999)

Areas of Expertise:
Administrative Law
Commercial Law & Equity
Intellectual Property
International Commercial Arbitration
International Law (Public & Private)

Additional Information:
Dr Sean Baron-Levi practices in the areas of public and private international law, international commercial arbitration, administrative law and asylum, extradition and in matters involving general commercial law & equity.

Prior to establishing his practice at the Sydney bar he was an attorney in the International Arbitration & Public International Law Group of Dewey & LeBoeuf in London. He regularly acted for Sovereign States and corporations in matters involving:

*International Commercial Arbitrations and Investment Treaty Arbitrations;
* International Trade Law;
* The Law of the Sea;
* The Law of Treaties;
* The Law of State Responsibility;
* Sovereign, State and Diplomatic Immunities;
* Crimes under International Law;
* Extradition; and
* Human Rights

Dr. Baron-Levi was previously a Sessional Lecturer and Tutor at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, where he taught and researched public international law.

As well as being a barrister in New South Wales he is licensed and admitted to practice as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New York.

Areas of Expertise:
Secure Parking Pty Limited v Woollahra Municipal Council, NSW Court of Appeal, (awaiting judgment). Acted for the appellant (lead by Bret Walker SC). Concerned the law relating to contract formation and misleading or deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law.

Woollahra Municipal Council v Secure Parking (No. 2) [2015] NSWSC 452. Concerned the extent of the privilege in relation to communications during court-ordered mediation and the outer limits of a “reasonable” time for the purpose of a Calderbank offer.

Arora Markets Pty Limited v Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer [2015] NSWSC 107. Acted for the Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer in opposing an application to set aside a statutory demand. Concerned whether the availability of prerogative relief against the calculation of workers compensation premiums by an insurer, which otherwise results in a statutory debt under the Workers Compensation Act, may amount to a genuine dispute.

Jaffarie v Director General of Security [2015] HCATrans 46; [2014] FCFCA 102. Acted for the applicant (lead by Shane Prince) in the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia and in an application for special leave to the High Court in relation to an adverse ASIO security assessment. The case concerned whether people smuggling was a serious threat to national security within the meaning of the ASIO Act.

Contact Details:
Tel: +61 2 9210 1463
Fax: +61 2 9210 0565
e-mail: sean.baronlevi@statechambers.net