McCullough Robertson is recognised as one of Australia’s leading independent law firms. Established in 1926, McCullough Robertson is a full-service commercial law firm with a significant Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice that has a strong industry understanding, including in relation to licensing issues. The firm’s TMT practice acts for many public and private customers and suppliers of TMT goods and services, providing the full range of intellectual property (IP) advice including IP protection and due diligence, research and development, commercialisation, technology transfer and litigation. Their team, which manages the worldwide trade mark portfolios of some of Australia’s most recognised brands such as Sass & Bide and Flight Centre, is acknowledged for its “top tier service” by Managing Intellectual Property Handbook. McCullough Robertson’s multi-disciplinary team advises organisations of various sizes, from start-up through to large, established (ASX listed) businesses. It also advises public sector organisations such as universities, government bodies and research institutions and many of their lawyers hold dual qualifications in science, life sciences, health and information technology. Some of their lawyers have worked for major telecommunications operations, others have qualifications and experience in science and health.
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 Guide describes Guy as an ‘exceptional’ practitioner ‘particularly in complex litigation’. In the Doyle’s publication on lawyers and law firms across Australia, Guy is listed as a ’Leading’ lawyer in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Queensland) section. Guy is noted as ‘always on top of things and very astute’. Guy is also listed in Best Lawyers International and Ranked in both Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and Chambers Global 2015. He is highly sought after by resource sector clients, and others from a diverse range of industries, as he is known for his forensic knowledge and understanding of legislation and its application, as well as the policy drivers which guide government decisions. In disputes with government or with administrators, Guy is known for his ability to deliver strategic yet practical and commercial outcomes. Guy is recognised as one of Queensland’s pre-eminent dispute resolution lawyers and his focus is on the resources and energy sectors. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1980 and since then has specialised in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and corporate debt recovery. This work has mostly been conducted on behalf of national and transnational public companies, banks and major lending institutions. Guy has significant experience seeking judicial or administrative review of government decisions surrounding tenements and other land issues, acting for mining companies, and resource sector operators.