Sam Bond has practised exclusively in commercial litigation for over 20 years. During that time, he has become one of the most widely known respected commercial litigators in Melbourne with clients ranging from some of the highest net-worth individuals in Australia to Melbourne’s leading insolvency practitioners to publicly listed companies.
Sam has been engaged in some of Melbourne’s most complex and substantial multi-party litigation including the ASIC prosecution of Centro directors, the Centro class action, the Prime Trust litigation and ASIC prosecutions and the claims brought by Asahi in the Federal Court of Australia. He has acted in widely publicised oppression proceedings such as the Grill’d proceeding as well as factually complex matters such as that involving Fiat Chrysler. He has developed an expertise in post contractual restraints and advised many large scale professional firms as well as individuals. Recently, Sam has also been involved in dealing with the commercial aspects of a number of highly publicised and high value divorce matters.
Sam is known amongst his client base for his excellent and early strategic thinking, as well as his commercial and cost saving approach to matters.
Sam joined SBA Law in 1999 and became a Principal in 2004. He has developed particular interest and expertise in contractual and insolvency matters but his skill set has proven adaptable to the litigation of all commercial interests.
Sam has been included as a leading commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Doyle’s Guide. He was also recognised as a recommended insolvency lawyer in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Guide and most recently as both a leading commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyer in Victoria (and recommended in Australia) and a recommended Australian white collar crime, corporate crime & regulatory investigations lawyer in the 2020 edition.