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Gavin Vallely



Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Office Telephone: +61 (0) 3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0) 3 8601 4555

Direct Dial (Melbourne): +61 (0)3 8601 4523

Mobile: +61 (0) 416 05 2023 Download VCard

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Gavin has more than 20 years experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning offshore oil & gas installations, commercial shipping and international trade. His work in the oil & gas and shipping sectors includes advising on all forms of charterparties (include rigs and OSVs), ship/offshore installation sale & purchase and construction, Australian regulatory schemes (including HSE, coastal shipping and Customs) and port/terminal operations. He has acted for the operators of offshore installations, vessels and terminals in respect of numerous casualty and pollution incidents, managing the response to investigations by governmental authorities and the defence of any related criminal and civil proceedings. He has also acted in several major claims arising from offshore offtake operations as well as P&I claims in respect of damage to cargo (e.g. contamination of petroleum products, chemicals, fertiliser and grain cargoes), berth damage, ITF boycotts, OH&S prosecutions and Port State Control issues. Gavin also has extensive experience advising on State and Federal regulatory & taxation matters arising from the trading foreign flagged tonnage on the Australian coast, including the Federal Government's recent coastal shipping reform legislation. He also advises trading companies and banks in respect of their commodities contracts and related letter of credit/payment enforcement issues.

Gavin is listed as a Transport Shipping expert in Who's Who Legal 2018.


The Melbourne office is widely recognised as being among Australia’s most distinguished maritime, trade, energy and insurance law practices.

The office handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious work for international marine and insurance industry clients, multi-national and local mining and oil and gas companies, agricultural commodities producers and traders, financial institutions, port and terminal operators and logistics services providers, and construction contractors.

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