Sam Bond has practised exclusively in commercial litigation for over 20 years. During that time, he has become one of the most widely known and 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 is known amongst his client base for his excellent and early strategic thinking, as well as his commercial and cost saving approach to matters. He is never one to shy away from giving very frank advice.
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, the claims brought by Asahi in the Federal Court of Australia and the Pitcher Partner class action. 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 joined SBA Law in 1999 and became a Principal in 2004. Sam was included as a leading commercial litigation lawyer in Victoria in the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions of the Doyle’s Guide, the only lawyer included from outside the large national firms. He is also regularly listed as one of the top litigators in Australia in Doyle’s Guide up to and including 2022. In addition, Sam is recognised as a recommended insolvency lawyer in the 2018, 2019 and 2022 editions of the Guide, a leading insolvency lawyer in the 2023 edition of the Guide and also as a recommended Australian white collar crime, corporate crime & regulatory investigations lawyer in the 2020 edition.