Mr Romauld Andrew

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Romauld Andrew practices in the following areas:

  • commercial disputes, especially building and engineering disputes
  • professional negligence claims
  • commercial arbitrations
  • Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act matters
  • Australian Consumer Law claims
  • domestic building disputes and insurance claims
  • disciplinary/OHS hearings/prosecutions


Romauld Andrew is the President of the Building Disputes Practitioners Society.  He is also a member of the Society for Construction Law and the Australian Insurance Law Association.  His practice focuses on technology, engineering and construction cases, as well as commercial cases, disciplinary matters and appeals/judicial review.




Amasya v Asta Developments [2016] VSC 326

Flint Ink NZ v Huhtamaki Aust & Anor (2014) 44 VR 64

BASF Coatings v Akzo Nobel [2013] VSC 31


Building Cases

Australian Dream Homes v Stojanovski [2016] VSCA 387

D'Aquino (as trustee of the D'Aquino Endowment Trust) & Ors v Trovatello & Ors [2015] VSCA 78

Dura (Aus) Constructions v Hue Boutique Living (2014) 41 VR 63

Grocon Constructors v Planit Cocciardi Joint Venture (No 2) (2009) 26 VR 172


Case transfers/anti-suit

Commercial Waste Treatment Pty Ltd v Transpac Capital Pty Ltd [2011] VSC 497

Santos Limited v Helix Energy Services Pty Ltd [2009] VSC 282

Munnich v Corsello Byron Bay [2009] VCC 558

VMIA v Dura Aust Constructions [2009] VCAT 1918


Discplinary matters

Noce v Building Practitioners Board [2013] VSC 138

Psychologists registration Board of Aust v Coleman [2013] VCAT 738

Oldham v Law Isntitute of Victoria [2012] VCAT 571

Ktori v The Building Practitioners Board [2009] VSC 404


Security of Payment & Adjudication

Commercial and Industrial Construction Group Pty Ltd v King Construction Group Pty Ltd [2015] VSC 426

Amasya Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor v Asta Developments (Aust) Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] VSC 233 

Sugar Australia Pty Ltd v Southern Ocean Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] VSC 535

Republic of Turkey v Mackie Pty Ltd & Anor [2012] VSC 309

Director of Housing of the State of Victoria v Structx Pty Ltd (t/a Bizibuilders) & Anor [2011] VSC 410


VCAT domestic building disputes

LU Simon Builders v Allianz Insurance [2013] VCAT 468

Cubo Group v Crema (Vic) [2013] VCAT 1940

Orders v Maloney & Anor [2013] VCAT 324

Bellcon Developments v Triantafyllou [2010] VCAT 133

Mardel Constructions v Sinha [2009] VCAT 903



Romauld Andrew has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2011 and a qualified adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 since 2003. 


Publications include:

‘Dispensing with the Holy Grail – Reliance in the High Court since Bryan v Maloney’ in Building Dispute Practitioners Society News, June 2001

‘The Ill-Favoured Child of Litigation: International Commercial Arbitration and the Australian Trade Practices Act 1974’ in Journal of International Arbitration, June 2004

‘The Termination of Building Contracts - Common Law Repudiation v Contractual Termination’ in Australian Construction Law Newsletter July/August 2004

‘Exceeding the limits of indemnity: Consequential damages and repudiation of insurance policies’ in Insurance Law Journal August 2005

‘Catching the Phoenix’ in Law Institute Journal, June 2006

'Quantum Meruit and Unjust Enrichment: Changing Jurisprudence in the High Court', [2008] 24 Building and Construction Law 370

'In Defence of Security of Payment in the Building Industry' Law Society of Tasmania Law Letter Autumn 2011



Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    07 April 1997
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    18 November 1999
  • Qualifications
    BA(Hons), LL.B, LL.M

Areas of Speciality

  • Building & Construction