Our Team

John Trinh

Com­mer­cial, Estate Plan­ning

I am an Asso­ciate in our Cor­po­rate and Com­mer­cial prac­tice, hav­ing com­plet­ed the grad­u­ate pro­gram and rota­tions in 20172018.

Pri­or to join­ing Swaab, I was part of an in-house legal team. This has helped me devel­op a com­mer­cial and prac­ti­cal approach to advis­ing clients. I also have pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion which helps me in advis­ing trans­ac­tion­al clients on ways to min­imise their risk while pur­su­ing their com­mer­cial objectives.

I also assist clients par­tic­i­pat­ing in par­lia­men­tary inquiries includ­ing draft­ing sub­mis­sions and prepar­ing clients for atten­dances before par­lia­men­tary committees.

As part of our Estate Plan­ning prac­tice, my expe­ri­ence includes the prepa­ra­tion of wills, pow­ers of attor­neys and appoint­ments of endur­ing guardian. I also assist clients in obtain­ing grants of pro­bate or let­ters of admin­is­tra­tion and estate admin­is­tra­tion as well as con­test­ed estates includ­ing con­test­ed grants and fam­i­ly pro­vi­sion claims.


  • Busi­ness acqui­si­tions from due dili­gence to post completion
  • Draft­ing share­hold­er agree­ments, financ­ing and secu­ri­ty documents
  • Com­pe­ti­tion and con­sumer matters 
  • Fran­chis­ing
  • Draft­ing sub­mis­sions and prepar­ing wit­ness­es for state and fed­er­al par­lia­men­tary inquiries
  • Estate plan­ning and asset protection
  • Pro­bate and estate administration
  • Estate lit­i­ga­tion includ­ing con­test­ed grants and fam­i­ly pro­vi­sion claims


  • Corporate and commercial law

  • Wills and estates

  • Parliamentary inquiries

Roles, memberships and education

  • Bachelor of Business (Finance), Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, 2015
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2016
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 2016