Andrew practices predominantly in public law, but is also experienced in general commercial law. He has a strong background in administrative law (including migration), constitutional law, immunities and privileges, human rights and discrimination, statutory interpretation and international law. In addition, he appears in commercial matters, including in competition and consumer law, bankruptcy and insolvency, contract law and arbitrations. Andrew is also on the external panel of counsel for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and has been briefed for the Victorian Building Authority in disciplinary matters.
Andrew appears in small and large matters, from the Magistrates Court to the High Court. He also advises the private sector and government (State and Federal), including on matters of commercial law, administrative law, statutory interpretation, and Federal and State constitutional law.
Andrew’s recent notable matters include:
Commercial and other
Andrew also holds a junior brief for the Commonwealth in Apotex Pty Ltd and others v Sanofi and others, (Federal Court, claim on undertakings given in patent proceedings) ongoing.
Andrew writes a regular summary of High Court cases for the Victorian Law Institute Journal, which is reproduced on his blog (http://www.greenslist.com.au/greens-blog/blogger/ayuile.html). He is also a monitor of the international law section of the Commercial Bar Association
Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was Counsel Assisting the Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson SC (2014-2015). In that role, he was briefed as junior counsel for the Attorney-General (Cth) in Firebird Global Master Fund II Ltd v Republic of Nauru (2015) 326 ALR 396 (High Court; foreign state immunity) and assisted the Solicitor-General in his preparation of significant matters in the High Court, appellate courts and international courts including:
Andrew also co-authored advice with the Solicitor-General and assisted in the preparation of advice to government at the highest level.
Before working with the Solicitor-General, Andrew worked in the Office of General Counsel in the Australian Government Solicitor (2010-2014), where he ran a number of significant constitutional matters in the High Court and Federal Court. He also provided advice to government on matters of federal jurisdiction, international law, constitutional law and other areas of public law.
Prior to joining AGS, Andrew worked for Clayton Utz Brisbane as part of their commercial litigation team (2009-2010), and served as Associate to the Honourable Justice Spender of the Federal Court in Brisbane (2008-2009).
Andrew graduated from the ANU in 2007 and holds a BA (with distinction), LLB (first class honours) and GDLP (with distinction).