2018 Coaches

  Professor Veronica Taylor , the Australian National University  Veronica is the lead coach for Team Australia; she previously coached the team in 2014, 2016 and 2017.  She is a Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance, where her research focuses on the practice and professionalisation of rule of law promotion and law and justice interventions.  Veronica is fluent in Japanese and has written and consulted extensively on Japanese commercial law.

Professor Veronica Taylor, the Australian National University

Veronica is the lead coach for Team Australia; she previously coached the team in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

She is a Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance, where her research focuses on the practice and professionalisation of rule of law promotion and law and justice interventions.

Veronica is fluent in Japanese and has written and consulted extensively on Japanese commercial law.

 Timothy Magarry, the Australian National University  Timothy captained the Japanese language team for Team Australia in 2017, finishing second in the competition. He is in the final year of a Juris Doctor at ANU. In 2016, he graduated with a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies, double-majoring in Japanese language and culture.  In 2014, Timothy spent a year on exchange at the University of Fukui, undertaking coursework in Japanese and Chinese Classical Literature. During this time he advised the prefectural government on its redevelopment of tourism infrastructure ahead of the 2020 Olympics.  Timothy is fluent in Japanese, and has worked as an interpreter for musicians and sporting teams touring Australia and Japan.

Timothy Magarry, the Australian National University

Timothy captained the Japanese language team for Team Australia in 2017, finishing second in the competition. He is in the final year of a Juris Doctor at ANU. In 2016, he graduated with a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies, double-majoring in Japanese language and culture.

In 2014, Timothy spent a year on exchange at the University of Fukui, undertaking coursework in Japanese and Chinese Classical Literature. During this time he advised the prefectural government on its redevelopment of tourism infrastructure ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Timothy is fluent in Japanese, and has worked as an interpreter for musicians and sporting teams touring Australia and Japan.

   Professor Luke Nottage     Supporting Faculty Member, University of Sydney    Luke is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at Sydney Law School, founding Co-Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law, and Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney.  He specialises in arbitration, contract law and consumer product safety law, with a particular interest in Japan and the Asia-Pacific.

Professor Luke Nottage

Supporting Faculty Member, University of Sydney

Luke is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at Sydney Law School, founding Co-Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law, and Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney.

He specialises in arbitration, contract law and consumer product safety law, with a particular interest in Japan and the Asia-Pacific.

 Nobumichi Teramura holds a PhD in Law from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Faculty of Law. He is a specialist in International Commercial Arbitration and Distinguished Visiting Professor at De La Salle University Law School, Manila, the Philippines.  Nobumichi is a graduate of Doshisha University, Kyoto, with an LLB and MA in Comparative Legal Studies. He also holds an MA in Global Politics in Law from the University of Sheffield.  He is the recipient of a Suenobu Foundation Overseas Research Scholarship and a JASSO Scholarship for PhD Students. He was a member of the 2011 winning team in the Japan National Vis Moot Competition.

Nobumichi Teramura holds a PhD in Law from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Faculty of Law. He is a specialist in International Commercial Arbitration and Distinguished Visiting Professor at De La Salle University Law School, Manila, the Philippines.

Nobumichi is a graduate of Doshisha University, Kyoto, with an LLB and MA in Comparative Legal Studies. He also holds an MA in Global Politics in Law from the University of Sheffield.

He is the recipient of a Suenobu Foundation Overseas Research Scholarship and a JASSO Scholarship for PhD Students. He was a member of the 2011 winning team in the Japan National Vis Moot Competition.

   Associate Professor Stacey Steele     Supporting Faculty Member, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne   Stacey is Associate Director (Japan), at the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne.  Her research interests include insolvency law in the Asia-Pacific, law reform, Japanese law and society, legal education, and banking law.  Stacey is fluent in Japanese.

Associate Professor Stacey Steele

Supporting Faculty Member, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Stacey is Associate Director (Japan), at the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Her research interests include insolvency law in the Asia-Pacific, law reform, Japanese law and society, legal education, and banking law.

Stacey is fluent in Japanese.

2018 Specialist Coaches and Mentors

   Carol Lawson     The Australian National University   Carol is one of the world’s leading specialists in Japanese legal translation and plain legal drafting in cross-border contexts involving Japanese and English, and coached Team Australia in 2015.  She is completing a PhD at the Australian National University on regulation and independent oversight in the Japanese criminal justice system.

Carol Lawson

The Australian National University

Carol is one of the world’s leading specialists in Japanese legal translation and plain legal drafting in cross-border contexts involving Japanese and English, and coached Team Australia in 2015.

She is completing a PhD at the Australian National University on regulation and independent oversight in the Japanese criminal justice system.

  Stephen Ke    Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers   Stephen is an alumnus of Sydney University Law School and was a member of the winning 2016 Team Australia.  He practices as a commercial disputes lawyer at Gilber + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney, representing clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Stephen Ke

Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers

Stephen is an alumnus of Sydney University Law School and was a member of the winning 2016 Team Australia.

He practices as a commercial disputes lawyer at Gilber + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney, representing clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

  Tim Hewitt    Colt Technology Services   Tim is Director, Sales and Commercial Affairs, Asia at Colt Technology Services, Tokyo. Tim is an alumnus of the Australian National University College of Law and and member of the inaugural Team Australia, competing in 2005.

Tim Hewitt

Colt Technology Services

Tim is Director, Sales and Commercial Affairs, Asia at Colt Technology Services, Tokyo. Tim is an alumnus of the Australian National University College of Law and and member of the inaugural Team Australia, competing in 2005.

  Eriko Kadota    Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ   Eriko is a Sydney University Law School alumna and member of the 2011 Team Australia.  She is a Disputes Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ in Tokyo, advising clients on international arbitration, litigation outside Japan, and alternate dispute resolution.

Eriko Kadota

Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ

Eriko is a Sydney University Law School alumna and member of the 2011 Team Australia.

She is a Disputes Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ in Tokyo, advising clients on international arbitration, litigation outside Japan, and alternate dispute resolution.

Kieran Pender, The Australian National University

Kieran was the co-coach of Team Australia in 2017. He is a two-time alumnus of the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition and co-captained Team Australia in 2016.Kieran has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours and University Medal) from the Australian National University.

Rob Andersen, Ashurst

Rob is a Senior Associate at Ashurst Canberra. He advises government and commercial clients in relation to litigious and potentially litigious civil, public law and regulatory matters.Rob has particular experience with common law and statutory liability issues and regularly advises clients on matters of those kinds. He has achieved successful outcomes for clients defending misfeasance in public office, negligence and trespass claims. He has also helped clients recover losses in contract and equity, including in a significant employee fraud matter.

Rob regularly appears as an advocate in the Federal Court, the ACT and NSW Supreme Courts and the AAT. He is experienced in a range of alternative dispute resolution methods. He regularly represents clients in mediations and at settlement conferences and has advised on the drafting and use of dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts.