Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) and Executive Director, Centre for India-Australia Studies
Bachelors of Law (Macquarie University); Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Australian National University); B.C.L. (Oxford)
Mr. Shaun Star is an Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) and Executive Director, Centre for India-Australia Studies. Passionate about promoting the Australia-India relationship, Shaun has been working in India since 2010. Running his own advisory practice, Shaun has advised numerous Australian organisations (from start-ups to listed companies), assisting them with their entry and expansion into India.
Shaun is an Australian qualified lawyer and has worked at various top-tier law firms in Australia and India, including most recently at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. Shaun was recently named as one of 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia.
Shaun is passionate about promoting the Australia-India relationship and has published a book entitled “Australia and India: A Comparative Overview of the Law and Legal Practice”, a volume which has received contributions from judges, leading barristers, academics and legal practitioners. The book has been launched by Former Australian High Court Judge, The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, and the Attorneys General of Australia and India.
Shaun is co-founder and Chair of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, a forum which hosts young politicians, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and diplomats and encourages collaboration between young leaders of both of our nations.
Commentating on the Australia-India relationship, Shaun’s opinion pieces have been featured in Indian and Australian national newspapers and he has participated in panel sessions on Indian prime time television.