Navid Sedaghati

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  • Called to the Bar


  • Called to the Bar in 2017, Navid brings with him over 15 years’ experience in legal practice.

    His core areas of practice include commercial law, corporations law and private international law and his practice extends to the oil, gas, mining, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, shipping, maritime and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Navid also possesses particular expertise in international law and in matters where cross-jurisdictional issues arise. Such expertise extends to representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and mediations.

    Navid has been admitted as a barrister in Australia and New Zealand, as a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Singapore International Commercial Court and as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The diverse range of clients for whom he has acted include 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.

    Prior to being called to the Bar, Navid was a Partner of a law firm and General Counsel at one of Australia’s leading beverage companies. The depth and breadth of his experience in legal practice gained through successfully representing or supervising more than 4,000 legal matters has served to bolster his legal and commercial acumen, as well as his client skills. His extensive experience in litigation, compliance, corporate governance and risk has allowed him to take a more balanced approach to the resolution of his clients’ disputes. In this way, Navid is highly skilled in identifying and allocating risk and seeking effective solutions, and he uses this to his clients’ advantage when advising or representing them in courts and alternative dispute resolution forums.

    He is commended for his technical knowledge, ability to think laterally and commercially, as well as his highly-developed negotiation and research skills. He also possesses a strong ability to quickly navigate through vast amounts of information and identify novel ideas to resolve complex legal issues.

    Navid’s qualifications include degrees in Law, Economics, Banking and Finance, a Master of Laws and he is currently in the final stages of completing his Doctorate. He is also an accredited mediator pursuant to the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and a former lecturer of the University of Technology, Sydney, in corporate law and evidence.

    Navid is available to represent clients in legal matters, including mediations, in all Australian jurisdictions, Singapore, New Zealand, England, British Overseas Territories and upon request, may consider matters in other countries in Asia, the Persian Gulf region and Europe.

  • Areas of Practice

  • Qualifications

    • 2018 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Queensland University of Technology
    • 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
  • Membership

    • 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
    • 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