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Eric Herman

Special Counsel

61 2 9947 6165

Eric is an experienced class action, contract, property, government and regulatory disputes lawyer.


60 seconds about Eric

Eric has more than 12 years' experience in commercial disputes and class actions concerning matters of contract, trade practices, corporations law, equity, property, negligence, insolvency and administrative law.

His clients include banks, large financial services providers and commercial property owners. He has also worked extensively with company administrators, professional service firms and large manufacturers.

Eric has represented clients involved in major disputes with government regulators including the ACCC, ASIC, Commonwealth and State authorities and the ICAC.

He also has expertise in the areas of litigation risk management and alternative dispute resolution.


BA (Hons) LLB (Hons)

Eric's recent experience

  • Sydney Water

    Represented 2 former Sydney Water senior executives in 2 high profile ICAC investigations: Credo and Spicer. ICAC is investigating alleged corruption in Australian Water Holdings (AWH) contracts with state-owned Sydney Water.

  • Overseas corporates

    Acted for five overseas companies in Part IVC income tax proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia and appeal proceedings.

  • Ward

    Acted for majority shareholders in Federal Court of Australia proceedings to obtain ownership of a consortium of related companies.

  • Volkswagen AG, AUDI AG, Skoda Auto a.s. and Australian subsidiaries

    Defended one of the largest and most media-sensitive class action cases of the decade. More than 90,000 individuals in Australia sued companies in the Volkswagen Group, claiming they were misled by representations made by the companies concerning performance and emissions of some diesel vehicles. More than 11 million people are involved in class actions against the Volkswagen Group worldwide.

    Acted for the Volkswagen Group in the related ACCC enquiry concerning alleged representations made by the companies concerning performance and emissions of some diesel vehicles.

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