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Joe Scarcella

Senior Associate

Joe is a litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory lawyer in Webb Henderson’s Sydney office, practicing in the areas of litigation, competition and consumer law, and corporate regulation. He has worked on a range of complex commercial disputes and large multi-party litigation matters in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria. He’s also undertaken a number of large regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings both for and against government regulators, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Some of Joe’s recent experience includes:

  • acting for defendants and insureds in civil and criminal proceedings in respect of directors’ duties, insolvency and voidable transaction provisions of the Corporations Act (Cth) and at general law;
  • representing the ACCC in investigations and enforcement proceedings for breaches of the Competition and Consumer Act, and Australian Consumer Law;
  • representing and advising commercial and individual clients in dealings with regulators including ASIC and the ACCC, including investigations and enforcement proceedings brought against ASIC and the ACCC;
  • defending large shareholder class actions brought in relation to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct and breaches of continuous disclosure obligations;
  • representing and advising companies and individuals in disputes and proceedings arising out of corporate collapses and insolvency;
  • advising commercial clients on significant, large scale contractual disputes.

Joe was first admitted to practice in 2017. He is admitted to practice in New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.