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Full Name: Mr Cam H Truong S.C.
Email: camtruong@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 8388
Mobile: 0417 306 638
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1013
Date of Admission: 3 Apr 2000
Called to the Bar: 10 Nov 2005
Appointed Silk: 29 Nov 2018
Qualifications: BA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M
Previous Occupation: Associate at Slater & Gordon Lawyers (2002 - 2005); Articled Clerk and Solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers (1999 - 2002)

Profile

Cam Truong is a commercial barrister practicing in all areas of commercial law, with particular expertise in trade practices and consumer protection, competition law, corporations and securities law including directors' duties. His practice also includes professional negligence, insolvency, property and retail leases disputes, contractual and trusts disputes and defamation.

Cam is in the 2018 edition of the "Best Lawyers List for Australia" in the area of Commercial Law.

Cam regularly advises and appears in Supreme Court, County Court and Federal Court matters. 

Cam's recent and current briefs include:

  • acting and appearing on behalf of United Petroleum in relation to unfair preference claims brought by various liquidators including the liquidator of the Gunns Group (without leader);
  • acting and appearing on behalf of Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd in relation to civil penalty proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (led by Charles Scerri QC);
  • acting and appearing on behalf of Just Cuts Franchising Pty Limited, a national hairdressing franchisor in relation to claims of breaches of the franchising code and the ACL (without a leader);
  • acting and appearing on behalf of a liquidator in relation to claims against a former employee (without a leader);
  • acting and appearing on behalf of a client in a Supreme Court fraud proceeding on an urgent Anton Piller/Mavera Injunction application (without a leader);
  • acting and appearing in relation to a complex trusts dispute between members of an Australian-Malaysian family (led by Peter Bick QC) (currently on appeal).

Cam was also Junior Counsel in recent Supreme Court proceedings brought by ASIC (led by Norman O' Bryan SC and Jonathon Moore QC), against Trevor Flugge and Peter Geary, former officers of AWB, for alleged breaches of officers' duties.  These proceedings were part of a number of civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC. 

Cam is currently undertaking a doctoral thesis examining the effectiveness of Australia's trade practices laws.  He completed his Masters of Laws at Melbourne University obtaining an Upper Second Class Honours average. At undergraduate level, Cam was the winner of the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Prize for best result in the subject "Restrictive Trade Practices". Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Cam worked as a commercial lawyer and litigator at Corrs Chambers Westgarth (with a particular focus on competition and trade practices law) and Slater and Gordon, working in all jurisdictions.

Cam is a founding member of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA – aala.org.au). AALA is the first incorporated association in Australia to focus on the growing number of Asian Australian lawyers in the legal profession, as well as other lawyers with an interest in Asia.

A selection of Cam Truong’s cases:

  • ACCC v Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 556 (misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the supply of kitchen appliances – contraventions admitted)(led by Charles Scerri QC)
     
  • ASIC v Geary [2018] VSCA 103 (civil penalty proceeding against former officer of AWB) (led by Michael Colbran QC and Jonathon Moore QC)
     
  • Ying Mui Pty Ltd v Frank Kiang Ngan Hoh [2018] VSC 214 (relief ordered following earlier findings of breaches of directors’ duties and trust) (led by Peter Bick QC) (currently on appeal)
     
  • Heaney Enterprises Pty Ltd v Just Cuts Franchising Pty Ltd [2018] VSCA 25 (appeal from County Court judgment – allegation of fraud) (without leader)
     
  • Hi-Rise Access Pty Ltd v Standards Australia [2017] FCA 604 (alleged misleading or deceptive conduct in connection with statements made about new Australian standard – trade or commerce) (led by Charles Scerri QC)
     
  • Heaney Enterprises Pty Ltd v Just Cuts Franchising Pty Ltd [2017] VCC 654 (franchising dispute involving Just Cuts hairdressing franchise)
     
  • ASIC v Flugge (No 2) [2017] VSC 117 (civil penalty hearing against former Chairman of AWB following finding of contravention of s.180) (led by Michael Colbran and Claire Harris)
     
  • Raptis v City of Melbourne & Anor [2017] VSC 247 (lease dispute arising out of ‘legality’ of leased premises – summary dismissal because of VCAT’s exclusive jurisdiction)
     
  • Ying Mui & Ors v Frank Kiang Ngan Hoh & Ors [2017] VSC 29 Supreme Court proceeding involving complex trust dispute between members of Malaysian-Chinese family, led by Peter Bick QC.
     
  • ASIC v Flugge & Geary [2016] VSC 779 Supreme Court proceeding involving civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC against former officers of AWB, led by Norman O’ Bryan SC and Jonathon Moore QC.
     
  • He v Huang [2016] VCC 1658 County Court proceeding involving breaches of employment and fiduciary duty.
     
  • United Petroleum Franchise Pty Ltd v Gold Fuels Pty Ltd [2016] VCC 292 County Court proceeding concerning a franchise dispute, led by Peter Bick QC.
     
  • Focus Metals Pty Ltd v Babicci & Anor [2014] VSC 380 Supreme Court proceeding, led by Norman O’Bryan SC.
     
  • Lee v Korean Society of Victoria [2014] VSC 316 Defamation – interlocutory application seeking to restrain solicitor litigant from self-acting.
     
  • Woodcroft-Brown v Timbercorp Securities Ltd & Ors [2014] HCA 85 Special leave application in the High Court of Australia (led by Brett Walker SC).
     
  • Hoh v Frosthollow Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 77 Complex trusts dispute in the Supreme Court, led by Norman O’Bryan SC including strike out application.
     
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Vic) Inc v Burwood Developments Pty Ltd [2012] VSC 628 Supreme Court proceeding concerning an easement dispute between the RSPCA and neighbouring property, led by Dr Kristine Hanscombe SC. Application for evidence by video-link made at commencement of trial.
     
  • Woodcroft-Brown v Timbercorp Securities Ltd & Ors [2013] VSCA 284 Junior Counsel for the Appellants, led by Julian Burnside QC. Managed investment scheme.
     
  • Bogart Lingerie Ltd v Steadmark Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 212 Supreme Court proceeding between luxury French lingerie label Simone Perele’s Australian subsidiary and Hong Kong manufacturer concerning defective product claims.
     
  • Steadmark Pty Limited v Bogart Limited [2013] VSC 402 Appeal, led by David Collins SC. Application to stay proceedings based on exclusive jurisdiction clause and forum non conveniens arguments.
     
  • Boss Partners Estate Agents Pty Ltd v Rivacourt Pty Ltd [2012] VCC 1884 Counsel in successful County Court proceeding brought by real estate agent for outstanding commissions against property developer.
     
  • Woodcroft-Brown v Timbercorp Securities Limited (in liq) & Ors (No 2) [2011] VSC 526 Junior Counsel for the plaintiff, led by Julian Burnside QC and Philip Crennan. Managed investment scheme- misleading and deceptive conduct.
     
  • Woodcroft-Brown v Timbercorp Securities Limited (in liq) & Ors (2011) 253 FLR 240; (2011) 85 ACSR 354; [2011] VSC 427 Junior Counsel for the plaintiff, led by Julian Burnside QC and Philip Crennan. Managed investment scheme- misleading and deceptive conduct.
     
  • Re Bill Express Ltd (No 4) [2011] VSC 319 Counsel for ASIC in creditor’s examination of former Bill Express officers.
     
  • Singh v Singh [2011] VSC 82 Junior Counsel in complex breach of fiduciary duty claim in the Supreme Court between two brothers, led by Craig Harrison SC. Discovery application.
     
  • Re Bill Express Ltd (No 2) [2010] VSC 639 Counsel for ASIC. Application to prevent access to transcript.
     
  • Re AWB Limited (No 12) [2010] VSC 453 Junior Counsel in civil penalty proceedings, led by Norman O’Bryan SC.
     
  • Woodcroft-Brown v Timbercorp Securities Limited (in liq) & Ors (2010) 77 ACSR 361; [2010] VSC 68 Junior Counsel for plaintiff in Group proceeding, led by Norman O’Bryan SC and Philip Crennan. Application for leave to proceed against a company in liquidation.
     
  • Re AWB Ltd (No 11) [2009] VSC 567; Re AWB Ltd (No 10) (2009) 76 ACSR 181; [2009] VSC 566 Junior Counsel in numerous Supreme Court civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC against former AWB officers, which resulted in many interlocutory applications. Led by Norman O’ Bryan SC and Jonathon Moore.
     
  • ASIC v Lindberg (No 2) (2010) 265 ALR 517; [2010] VSCA 19 Successful appeal of a decision to stay a second proceeding (ASIC v Lindberg (No 2) (2010) 26 VR 355), led by Michael Colbran QC and Marita Wall. Appeal against finding that second proceeding was an abuse of process.
     
  • Re Medici Institute Pty Ltd (in liq); McVeigh v Brumley & Anor [2009] VSC 668 Counsel for the defendant in a winding up matter, including the public examination of a person in connection with the examinable affairs of a company in liquidation.

 

To view some of Cam’s papers please click here.

To view Cam's CV please click here.

Further details about Cam can be found on his website: http://www.camtruongbarrister.com.au/

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Class Actions
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • International Commercial Law
  • Property & Probate

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence

Defamation

Equity & Trusts

  • Real Property

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Employment Contracts
  • Restraint of Trade

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Royal Commissions

International Law

  • Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Private International Law

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 27 Oct 2011, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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