Andrew Tragardh specialises in cases involving commercial fraud and white-collar crime.  See his website

Andrew is an expert in assisting victims of fraud to recover misappropriated assets. He regularly appears in Court to obtain freezing and search orders to prevent assets being disposed of or evidence destroyed. In February 2019, Andrew broke new ground in Australia by securing the first freezing and search order over cryptocurrency assets.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Andrew comes from a law enforcement background and has qualifications in fraud investigation, making him uniquely equipped to navigate the legal and factual complexities peculiar to fraud cases. He provides oral and written advice, prepares cases for court including drafting of pleadings and affidavits, and appears in all jurisdictions.

Andrew’s clients include:

  • Individuals or Corporations suspected of, or charged with, significant white-collar fraud and/or breaches of directors’ duties in civil or criminal jurisdictions by police or regulators such as ASIC, the ACCC, ATO and other Government agencies. Andrew recently acted in the successful defence of former senior executive of the AWB Limited, Peter Geary, in a long running Supreme Court trial, arising out of alleged breaches of the Corporations Act (see ASIC v Geary [2018] VCSA 103 and ASIC v Flugge & Geary [2016] VSC 779 ) ; and
  • Individuals or Corporations who are victims of fraud committed by employees (theft, breach of confidence etc), trade competitors, partners, family members or joint venturers

Andrew has also appeared in numerous Royal Commissions and Inquiries, the Ombudsman and various disciplinary and domestic tribunals.  Andrew is listed in the Criminal Defence category in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.

Memberships: Commercial Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Australian Institute of Professional Investigators.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 8739
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 1514
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Civil Appeals
Banking & Finance
Mistaken / Fraudulent Transactions
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Public Examinations
Commercial Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Property & Probate
Banking & Finance
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Restraint of Trade
Trade Practices
Corporations Law & Securities Law
ASIC Investigations
ASIC Prosecutions
Directors' Liabilities
Partnership Disputes
Criminal Law
Victims of Crime
Proceeds of Crime
Money Laundering
Corporate / White Collar Crime
Confiscation of Assets
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Powers of Attorney
Wills & Probate
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Restraint of Trade
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Royal Commissions
Disciplinary Tribunals
Public Law & Administrative Law
Disciplinary Proceedings
Disciplinary Tribunals
Regulatory Investigations
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Tax Prosecutions
Victims of Crime


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
01 May 1995
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
09 Nov 2006