Gary Berson specialises in risk management advice to, and dispute resolution for, multinational companies in a number of sectors.

Australian and overseas clients with operations here and abroad come to Gary for advice on risk management issues, particularly those with a cross-border flavour  or arising from laws with global reach, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK's Bribery Act 2010, UN sanctions, anti-money laundering or security issues.

He also has extensive experience in complex and high-profile commercial and product liability disputes, with particular expertise in class actions and regulatory investigations and proceedings, including those relating to foreign corrupt practices, money laundering and United Nations sanctions.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Environmental litigation: Gary defends complex environmental litigation, including prosecutions.

Mining companies: Gary has advised on their potential future liability where workers may have been exposed to a carcinogen in the workplace. 

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White Collar Crime and Investigations

Anti-Bribery and Corruption / Foreign Corrupt Practice Compliance

Australian and overseas corporations: Gary is advising companies on issues confronting them in relation to facilitation payments, with a particular focus on pitfalls to avoid. This extends to conducting audits of Australian subsidiaries of US Corporations with a view to ascertaining and minimising the risk of US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecution.

Corporation culture: Gary advises on the creation of an appropriate corporation culture to ensure that companies do not breach the Criminal Code provisions regarding the bribery of foreign officials and international law and conventions (such as FCPA) regarding corrupt practices.

Risk management

Major resource companies: Gary advises on investigations and defending prosecutions relating to the breach of various sanctions regimes and in particular alleged breaches of United Nations sanctions.

Major risk management issues: Gary advises companies on various risk management issues in multiple countries on the African continent.

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Energy and Resources

Major resources companies: Gary advises mining companies on occupational health and safety obligations and defends them in prosecutions.

Mining companies: Gary has advised on their potential future liability where workers may have been exposed to a carcinogen in the workplace.

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Class Actions

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Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation

Environmental litigation: Gary defends complex environmental litigation, including prosecutions.

Mining companies: Gary has advised on their potential future liability where workers may have been exposed to a carcinogen in the workplace.

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Product Liability

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