Impex Lawyers & Advisers
Joseph Buccheri is a highly accomplished award-winning international trade and investment lawyer with extensive expertise in the field. As the Managing Director of IMPEX Lawyers & Advisers, Joseph brings a wealth of experience to assist entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in succeeding both locally and globally. With a background in international business and a passion for helping businesses navigate legal and commercial complexities, Joseph is dedicated to providing strategic and effective legal solutions to his clients combined with a fervent dedication to leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in legal practice and international trade facilitation.
Joseph’s international journey began after gaining international experience in Italy, Switzerland, and China in the early 90’s. In the late 1990s, he founded WTOEXCHANGE, an import/export internet marketplace for SMEs as a competitor platform to the then nascent Alibaba, partnering with prominent organizations such as IBM World Trade Corporation, Hewlett Packard, and Travelex. This entrepreneurial venture provided Joseph with invaluable insights into the challenges faced by businesses in the global market. With a unique perspective that combines business and legal expertise, Joseph established IMPEX Lawyers & Advisers in 2007, offering comprehensive legal services tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Joseph holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, along with a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from ANU, Australia. His educational background also includes a Graduate Diploma in Chinese Business from Tongji University in Shanghai, China, and a Bachelor of Business degree in International Trade from Victoria University, Australia. These qualifications have equipped him with a solid foundation in law and international business, enabling him to provide effective legal counsel and strategic negotiation solutions to his clients.
Joseph’s professional accomplishments span a wide range of projects and initiatives, as showcased in his LinkedIn profile. His expertise and dedication have contributed to the success of numerous businesses, both locally and globally. With a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in international trade and investment, Joseph has helped clients navigate various legal challenges and achieve their business goals through skilled lateral application.
While the industry has evolved significantly since Joseph’s early days, he believes that one of the biggest challenges facing the legal industry today is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). As technology continues to advance, law firms will need to adapt and become technology companies that deliver legal services. Embracing AI and leveraging its potential will be crucial for future success in the legal field and international trade and investment generally.
As a long serving mentor to Australia’s leading undergraduate and maters level law schools at and practical legal training institutions, Joseph emphasizes the importance of studying information technology (IT). In an era of digital transformation, having a strong understanding of IT can provide the necessary stand out edge in highly competitive professional service industries.
Joseph finds inspiration in some of the top Queens/ Kings Counsel Barristers he has instructed over the years. Their depth of knowledge and eloquence in the field of law has been truly inspiring and has contributed to his growth as a legal and business professional.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Joseph enjoys coaching Aussie Rules Football for kids, cooking, and studying novel food products while walking up and down supermarket aisles. These hobbies and interests reflect his passion for sports, culinary arts, and curiosity about new food products in the Global and Australian market.