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Law Council of Australia

ILS Author’s Series– Writing Constitutions (Volume 1: Institutions)

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Key Speakers

We are pleased to announce the key speakers for this event.

Dr Wolfgang Babeck
Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Section

Deputy Chair of the Law Council's International Law Section, Dr Wolfgang Babeck, has been involved in comparative constitutional law for many years. He is the author of the book “Writing Constitutions” and admitted in New South Wales, England & Wales and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany.

Mr Fred Chilton
Special Counsel, Toomey Pegg Lawyers

Fred Chilton is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. His many clients regard him as a senior adviser to their businesses and his reputation makes him a lawyer of choice for many overseas companies doing business in Australia. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global and Who's Who Legal. He acts for companies large and small (including many start-ups) in the mining, telecommunications, information technology and other technology sectors as well as other sectors.

This ranges from establishment to intellectual property protection, privacy and cybersecurity issues and M&A transactions. He also acts for not-for-profit entities. Fred is former Vice-Chairman of the International Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association where he continues to be heavily involved. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He has authored the Australian chapters of global publications relating to M&A, establishment of business and agency and distribution. He has been a visiting lecturer in Mining Law at the University of New South Wales and is currently lecturing in the Master of Intellectual Property course at UTS, Sydney. Fred is a Governor of AmCham and is a director of several not-for-profit companies.

He is also a member of the British, French and Spanish Chambers of Commerce, ITECH Law (the International Technology Law Association), LESANZ (Licensing Executives Society), Society for Computers and the Law, the Commercial Law Association, ERLA (Resources and Energy Law Association), IPSANZ (Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand) and the American Bar Association. Fred Chilton was a partner for 29 years with Allens but then joined Emil Ford Lawyers and on its closure, Toomey Pegg Lawyers, to give him more flexibility in acting for technology companies, especially start-ups.

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