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True, Robert

Robert True

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3564, Direct Fax: +61 2 9146 3600
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

Robert True is a tenacious litigator with a practised eye for detail and an instinct for the sort of clear-eyed strategy which measures success against a client’s commercial imperatives.  He has multi-jurisdictional experience in financial services litigation and professional negligence arising in the context of insolvency and fraud, and has worked over time on a range of globally significant disputes. Robert is an EMBA graduate, financially literate, and comfortable in a forensic accounting environment. He is also a measured and perceptive advocate.

Robert’s clients are often the liquidators of failed investment vehicles, as well as listed and private companies. He also acts for financiers and private equity, and is experienced in both plaintiff and defendant litigation work.

Notable cases include acting for liquidators of the US$2.6B Canadian listed Sino Forest Corporation fraud in proceedings brought against valuers for negligence in Singapore and for dishonest assistance against associated wrongdoers in Hong Kong, and for the liquidators of the GFC era Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund in proceedings for fraud and negligence brought against auditors in the Cayman Islands.

Robert is admitted to practise in the Cayman Islands and the Hong Kong SAR as well as in Australian jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Robert practised in Hong Kong with Lipman Karas (now LK Law), an internationally recognised litigation boutique, and before this in the Cayman Islands with Carey Olsen, an offshore magic circle firm. Robert began his career in Australia with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (later King & Wood Mallesons), the then market leading Australian "top-tier" (magic circle or white shoe equivalent) firm, where he spent six years.

  • Quantic School of Business & Technology  
    (EMBA, 2020)
  • University of Queensland 
    (LL.M., Commercial Litigation, 2010)
  • University of Queensland 
    (B.A./LL.B., honours, 2006)
  • Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia
  • Grand Court of the Cayman Islands
  • High Court of the Hong Kong SAR
  • Banton Group:
    • Of Counsel, 2021-2022
  • Lipman Karas:
    • Special Counsel, 2017-2020
  • Carey Olsen:
    • Associate, 2014-2017
  • Mallesons Stephen Jaques (later King & Wood Mallesons):
    • Senior Associate, 2012-2013  
    • Associate, 2008-2012
  • Member of the Law Society of Queensland
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of the Law Society of the Cayman Islands
  • Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong