Andrew Percival

Special Counsel. Sydney.

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Recognised by both Chambers Global and Best Lawyer Peer Review as one of Australia’s leading international trade lawyers, Andrew advises on a range of trade law issues. He specialises in customs, anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, safeguard measures, export controls and on issues under various free trade agreements and WTO agreements.

Andrew’s expertise is noted by a number of external associations. He was a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission in its review of Australia’s customs legislation and has been appointed to the International Monetary Fund’s Panel of experts as a specialist in customs law and administration.

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Recognised by both Chambers Global and Best Lawyer Peer Review as one of Australia’s leading international trade lawyers, Andrew advises on a range of trade law issues. He specialises in customs, anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, safeguard measures, export controls and on issues under various free trade agreements and WTO agreements.

Andrew’s expertise is noted by a number of external associations. He was a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission in its review of Australia’s customs legislation and has been appointed to the International Monetary Fund’s Panel of experts as a specialist in customs law and administration.

His distinguished track record also includes representing clients and the Law Council of Australia before the Economics Select Committee of the Australian Parliament in its review of legislation to amend Australia’s anti-dumping legislation.

Andrew is also heavily involved with the Law Council of Australia and lectures at post graduate level in international trade law and customs law.

“Gains widespread praise for his knowledge and expertise in this area” Chambers Global Guide
Andrew Percival

Andrew's Expertise

  • Anti-dumping and subsidy investigations Advising and assisting clients, including foreign governments, Rio Tinto, LG Electronics and JELD-WEN, in a numerous cases including major high-profile dumping and countervailing duty investigations. As well as representing clients in appeals to the Trade Measures Review Officer and, where necessary, the Federal Court of Australia.
  • WTO Provision of advice and assistance on WTO compliance issues and availability of trade remedies to remedy non-compliance, as well as opportunities and challenges that the WTO and other trade agreements provide to businesses operating in Australia and/or overseas.
  • Free Trade Agreements Provision of advice on the opportunities and challenges free trade agreements provide to businesses to minimise market access restrictions, including liaising with relevant government authorities.
  • Customs Advising and assisting clients on customs tariff classification, customs valuation, rules of origin, duty concessions, duty refunds and representing clients in disputes with the Australian Customs Service before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia.
  • International transactions Advising and assisting clients in international transactions including international sale of goods, distribution agreements, joint ventures, foreign investment rules and technology transfer licenses.
  • Trade compliance programmes Advising and assisting on the design and implementation of import and export trade compliance programmes.

What others say

  • “His extensive experience in the anti-dumping and countervailing domains is praised, as sources note that he 'seems to know how to find relevant parts of legislation and offers good appropriate advice.' He is also complimented on his down-to-earth demeanour and creative thinking.” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Gains widespread praise for his knowledge and expertise in this area. He is noted for his 'excellent working knowledge of the system,' and as 'a no-nonsense practitioner' who is 'a delight to work with.'” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Leading Lawyer - International Trade/WTO” Chambers Global Guide, 2012-2014
  • “Sydney Trade Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2011
  • “Rated for his expertise in domestic trade law issues and international trade agreements” Chambers Global Guide, 2012
  • “Best Lawyer - Trade” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2008-2014

Andrew's Thinking

Andrew's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth South Korea and Japan Focus Group Member
  • Law Council of Australia Deputy Chair of the Executive of the International Law Section
    Co-Convenor of the International Trade & Business Law Focus Group
  • Co-lecturer, World Trade Organization - Dispute Resolution, Masters of Law University of Sydney Law School
  • International Trade Law Symposium - Lead Organiser Law Council of Australia (on behalf of)
  • Law Society of New South Wales Member