About Andrew Wilcock
Andrew specialises in complex commercial disputes, corporate criminal and regulatory investigations, and risk and compliance advisory matters. He has managed large litigations for clients in Australia and the United States, including in relation to securities fraud and misrepresentations. He has conducted internal investigations into allegations of fraud and foreign bribery, and advised on the resolution of major regulatory investigations. And he regularly conducts enterprise-wide anti-bribery and sanctions risk assessments, and advises on a wide range of anti-bribery, modern slavery, sanctions and other compliance issues.
Andrew is a committed pro bono lawyer, and has advised individuals and not-for-profit organisations on asylum applications, reconciliation issues, the recognition of transgender and intersex persons, and other human rights issues.
Andrew is admitted to legal practice in the United States as well as Australia, and spent time working at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. He holds a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School, where he graduated with highest honours.
Andrew's relevant experience includes advising:
- Crown Resorts Limited in a shareholder class action concerning representations about its anti-money laundering compliance systems.
- Credit Suisse in multiple residential mortgage-backed securities lawsuits around the United States, including in two of the three RMBS cases ever to go to trial.
- Multiple companies in Australian Federal Police investigations of foreign bribery allegations.
- Multiple companies in transfer pricing disputes with the Australian Taxation Office.
- Multiple companies in internal investigations of foreign bribery, fraud and money laundering allegations.
- Numerous companies across several sectors on anti-bribery and sanctions enterprise-wide risk assessments and compliance program reviews.
- Numerous companies across several sectors on international compliance and regulatory issues related to securities issuances, acquisitions, asset purchases, country entry, and individual commercial and financial transactions, including by conducting anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, business and human rights and sanctions due diligence.
- Multiple clients in relation to the Australian Law Reform Commission's review into Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime.
- A Gender Agenda in a landmark High Court of Australia case on transgender and intersex rights.
- Multiple asylum seeker clients in removal proceedings before United States immigration courts.