Shaun Star (Chair)
Shaun is a co-founder and current Chair of the AIYD. He is Senior Operations Manager (Indian Premier League), IMG based in India. Shaun is also an Australian qualified lawyer and has worked at various top-tier law firms in India and Australia. Shaun graduated with distinction from Oxford University (UK) and was the top graduating law student from his cohort at Macquarie University (Australia). He has also studied at the National Law School of India University (India), giving him an in-depth understanding of the Australian and Indian legal systems.
Having lived and worked in India for more than five years, Shaun has a strong understanding of the Indian business and regulatory environments, represented large multinational companies on complex legal transactions, established a deep professional network in India and has led teams of Indian and Australian professionals on multiple projects.
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, Australia’s Attorney General, Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC, Former Indian Attorney General and Mr Soli Sorabjee AM.
Running his own advisory practice, Australia India Advisory, Shaun assists Australians to better understand business opportunities in Asia, particularly in India. He currently advises numerous Australian organisations (from start-ups to listed companies), assisting them with their entry and expansion into India. Shaun has represented Australian companies across a variety of sectors, including education, energy and resources, professional services and technology.