REB judge

Justin Forsell

Chief Legal Counsel, Legal and Security Department | nbn


Justin Forsell is a very experienced telecommunications practitioner with over 23 years’ in-house legal experience advising in the technology, media and telecommunications industry across Australasia, Asia and Europe.

He was recognised as the In house Lawyer of the Year in 2015 at the Australasian Law Awards.

He is currently Chief Legal Counsel, Legal and Security Department, at nbn with responsibility for all nbn’s legal, security, company secretariat and freedom of information functions and sits as a member of nbn’s Executive Leadership Team. He was the lead lawyer on nbn’s ground breaking and award winning $9Bn deal with Telstra in 2011 – one of the largest and most important transactions in telecommunications history in Australia.

Previously, Justin was General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Governance at Vodafone Australia where he was a key contributor to the Vodafone merger with Hutchison Australia in 2009 and held senior legal counsel roles at BT Japan KK in Tokyo and British Telecom plc in London.

He started his corporate career with Hutchison Telecom’s legal team in Hong Kong, after several years in private practice.
Justin also has an MBA from MGSM in Sydney.