Phone: (02) 9264 8884

Office: Sydney

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Phillip is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime.


Serious and Complex Crime

Phillip manages and advises on the most complex criminal cases. In the areas of traditional crime Phillip has acted in many large and serious drug matters including the largest ever importation of drugs in Australia, high profile murder trials and numerous complex fraud matters including international / transnational bribery. Phillip has vast experience in the following types of cases.

  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Serious fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Commercial and international drug supply
  • Drug importation
  • Murder


International / Transnational Crime

Many criminal investigations now involve overseas law enforcement bodies and require an ability to work on an international scale. Phillip has advised on cases involving China, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand. These cases often involve assets forfeiture and multiple jurisdictions. This work includes the following:

  • International money laundering
  • New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC)
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Royal Commissions
  • Transnational crime
  • Cyber crime
  • Extradition law
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal matters
  • National Security law
  • Proceeds of Crime law

Phillip appears in all courts in Australia and travels extensively outside Australia to facilitate the defence of his clients in international / transnational matters.

Attendance at national and international conferences

2017 International Bar Association Transnational Crime Conference – Lisbon, Portugal

2017 Judge at International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition – The Hague, Netherlands

2017 AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit – Singapore

2017 Financial Compliance Asia Summit – Singapore

2016 ALB Anti-Corruption Forum – Hong Kong

2016 Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance Annual Conference – Hobart

2015 Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance Annual Conference – Melbourne

Positions Held and Memberships

1999 – current: Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law

2002 – 2016: Member NSW Law Society Criminal Law Committee

2016 – current: Chair NSW Law Society Criminal Law Accredited Specialist Advisory Committee (assesses applicants to be accredited specialists in criminal law in NSW)

Member of the following organisations:

  • National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (USA)
  • The Law Council of Australia
    • International Law Section
  • Law Asia
  • the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law
  • The Extradition Lawyers Association
  • The American Bar Association (International Associate)
    • International Law Committee
    • Criminal Law Committee
    • Cyber Crime Committee
    • White Collar Crime Committee
  • The International Bar Association
    • War Crimes Committee
    • Criminal Law Committee
    • Asia Pacific Regional Forum


2017: Doyles Legal Guide named Phillip Gibson as a preeminent criminal defence lawyer in Sydney, Australia.

2017: Doyles Guide named Nyman Gibson Miralis as a Leading Criminal Defence Law Firm – New South Wales

2017: ACQ Global Awards Australia named Phillip Gibson as the Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year

2017: ACQ Global Awards Australia named Nyman Gibson Miralis as the White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year, Complex Crime Law Firm of the Year, as well as the Corporate Crime Law Firm of the Year

ACQ Global Awards Australia is the largest program of its kind in the market

2016: Global Law Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis the leading white collar defence firm in Australia

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2016: Corporate Live Wire named Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading white collar defence firm in Australia

2016: Corporate Live Wire names Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading criminal defence firm in Australia

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2016: International Advisory Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis as white collar criminal  lawyers of the year in Australia.
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2016: Doyles Legal Guide named Phillip Gibson as a leading criminal defence lawyer

2016: Doyles Guide named Nyman Gibson Miralis as a leading criminal defence firm
Doyles is the most comprehensive guide to Australia’s best lawyers, law firms and barristers.

2016: the 11th Annual ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS named Phillip Gibson as Criminal Defence Lawyer Of The Year for Australia.