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Cameron Hanson


Cameron specialises in commercial dispute resolution, with a focus on taxation litigation and corporate and securities market regulation.



Cameron advises companies in industries including construction, energy and resources, financial services, funds management and mining.

He has represented clients in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, state Supreme Courts and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as well as in negotiations, mediations and expert determinations. He also acts for clients in connection with investigations and audits conducted by the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Cameron is recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a leading individual in tax disputes.

His experience includes:

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Federal Court proceedings concerning the franking of distributions on PERLS V
  • Citigroup in Federal Court proceedings concerning the application of Part IVA to disallow franking credits and the applicability of the general interest charge where franking credits are disallowed
  • Citigroup in its successful defence of proceedings by ASIC in the Federal Court alleging failure to manage conflicts of interest and insider trading
  • Department of Defence in resolving a dispute with a contractor concerning the delay in construction of a significant infrastructure project
  • Lend Lease Real Estate Investments in its successful defence of proceedings by Westfield concerning a jointly owned asset


Cameron graduated from the University of New South Wales with degrees in Jurisprudence and Law and holds a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law. He has been a casual lecturer in Public Law at the University of New South Wales. Before joining Herbert Smith Freehills he was the Associate to Justice Lindgren of the Federal Court of Australia.