NAVID SEDAGHATI BARRISTER-AT-LAW

Corporate • Commercial • International Law


Navid Sedaghati


With over 15 years’ experience in legal practice and multiple admissions as a barrister domestically and in overseas jurisdictions, Navid is available to represent clients in a broad range of matters in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and England.

Principally specialising in the areas of commercial law, corporations law and private international law, Navid’s practice extends to the oil, gas, mining, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, shipping, maritime and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. He has acted for a diverse range of clients; from individuals and boutique companies, to some of Australia’s and the world’s most recognised corporations and brands, including Panasonic, Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and KNet Technology.

Navid has gained considerable experience through successfully representing or supervising more than 4,000 legal matters, with litigation at all levels, including Federal and Supreme Courts. Complementing his domestic practice, Navid’s international practice has seen him provide complex advice and effective representation in litigated matters involving conflict of laws and where cross-jurisdictional issues arise. His global experience also extends to representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and mediations.

Navid’s qualifications include degrees in Law, Economics, Banking and Finance, and a Master of Laws. He is also an accredited mediator pursuant to the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE
• 2017 Admitted as a Barrister in Australia
• 2017 Admitted as a Barrister in New Zealand
• 2016 Admitted as a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Singapore International Commercial Court
• 2010 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
• 2010 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
• 2002 Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• 2018 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Queensland University of Technology (completion pending)
• 2017 Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme: Said Business School, University of Oxford
• 2015 Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management: Governance Risk Compliance Institute
• 2011 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building): Master Builders Association of NSW
• 2007 The Chairman Course by Graham Bradley AM: Australian Institute of Company Directors
• 2007 Project Management: University of Sydney
• 2006 Company Directors Course Diploma: Australian Institute of Company Directors
• 2003 Master of Laws: Australian National University, Canberra
• 2001 Bachelor of Laws: University of Western Sydney
• 1999 Bachelor of Economics (Economics / Banking & Finance): University of Western Sydney
• 1998 Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) Settlements: Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Securities Institute of Australia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• 2017 - present Barrister, Thirteen Wentworth Selborne Chambers
• 2013 - 2017 Solicitor and Barrister, Navid Sedaghati Lawyers
• 2011 - 2017 General Counsel, Think Spirits Pty Ltd (part-time)
• 2002 - 2014 Directorships and Board Appointments - cross sectional industries
• 2011 - 2011 Lecturer in Corporate Law and Evidence, University of Technology, Sydney
• 2006 - 2009 Non-Executive Director and Chairman, YHA Limited
• 2002 - 2010 Managing Partner, Solicitor & Barrister, Dawson Sedaghati and Associates, Solicitors

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTMENTS
• Fellow: Financial Services Institute of Australasia
• Certified Compliance Professional Fellow: Governance Risk Compliance Institute
• Internationally Certified Compliance Professional: International Federation of Compliance Associations
• Member: New South Wales Bar Association
• Member: New Zealand Bar Association
• Member: Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
• Member: Economic Society of Australia

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
• Pro Bono Barrister: LawRight (formerly the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Inc.)
• Life Member, former Chairman and Director: YHA Australia
• Former Director: Sydney Executive Business Lions Club, Lions Clubs International
• Founding Member: Sydney Executive Business Association
• Founding Member: General Counsels Committee of the Australian Beverage Sector