The Hon Andrew Peter GREENWOOD

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 4.8.2005
Location: Brisbane

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Presidential Member

Andrew Peter Greenwood was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 4 August 2005.

Prior to his appointment, Justice Greenwood practised extensively in the fields of commercial litigation, intellectual property and competition law. His Honour acted for offerors or target companies in many takeovers including Adsteam, North Australian Cement, Pan Australian Mining, BTQ7, McDonnell & East and the Bond Corporation takeover of Castlemaine Perkins. His Honour was involved in many access cases involving gas pipelines, ports, airports and rail networks under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act including the Eastern Gas Pipeline from Longford to Sydney and the Melbourne to Adelaide Gas Pipeline and access declarations sought over Sydney and Melbourne airports. Justice Greenwood was involved in a number of Part IV cases including, immediately before his appointment, the litigation concerning the transformer manufacturers’ cartel. Justice Greenwood had an extensive practice in intellectual property litigation.

His Honour was formerly a partner of Minter Ellison Lawyers, Group Head responsible for dispute resolution, a member of the National Partnership Board of the firm for many years and Chairman of the Brisbane Partners. He was Queensland Convenor of the Law Council’s Intellectual Property and Trade Practices Committees and a member of a number of international professional associations including the Foreign Lawyers Committee of the Anti Trust Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Justice Greenwood is the Convenor of the Court’s Corporations, Fast Track and Patents Panels in Queensland and a member of these panels nationally and a member of the national panels in Admiralty, Tax, Competition (Part IV), Intellectual Property (Non Patent) and Native Title. Justice Greenwood is a member of the Court’s National Practice Committee.

Justice Greenwood, prior to his appointment, was a member of the Advisory Board of the Mater Medical Research Institute and has held positions of Chair and Deputy Chair of significant government owned corporations in the water and electricity infrastructure industries. Justice Greenwood is an Adjunct Professor in competition law and intellectual property in the T C Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University.