Viv Lister.

Associate Principal

Viv is Group Head of the Trade, Transport and Regulatory (TTR) group. With experience across Australia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar, she provides clients with strategic and practical advice for all types of domestic and international trade, including import/ export, customs and biosecurity processes. Viv has particular expertise in cosmetics, therapeutic goods, food, chemicals and waste industries, assisting clients with labelling requirements, certifications, manufacturing standards and permits..

Viv specialises in finding solutions for clients involved in commercial or trade disputes and helping navigate opaque regulatory regimes..

Her unique skill set and breadth of experience has seen her work on a number of significant matters in the Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal relating to customs classifications and dumping duty, and matters concerning international trade disputes, defending importers in regulatory enforcement actions, and criminal prosecutions relating to trade and import/export.

Outside of office hours, Viv can generally be found inspecting a wine list at one of Melbourne’s roof top bars or honing her very average surfing skills.

Area of Expertise

Trade, Transport & Regulatory

Bespoke’s Trade, Transport and Regulatory (TTR) group advises manufacturers, importers, exporters and industry professionals in relation to all aspects of international and domestic trade and intermodal transport and logistics. We understand the risks of international trade, we understand the pressures on transport and logistics networks and we understand our client’s commercial drivers.