Corey Byrne is a commercial litigator with experience in a range of complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts. Corey's experience includes acting for clients involved in corporate and contractual disputes, insolvency-related investigations and disputes, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, royal commissions and inquiries, class actions, and trade practices disputes.
Corey's recent experience includes acting for the former CEO of a major Australian corporation in various matters relating to alleged breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth), including overlapping regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings, and securities class actions commenced in Australia and the United States; acting for a global corporation in a dispute with a number of minority shareholders following its acquisition of share capital in an Australian corporation; acting for a multinational corporation in a dispute concerning ownership of certain IP following a series of corporate transactions; and acting for a prospective purchaser of a major Australian corporation that entered into voluntary administration, including advising on the implementation of a deed of company arrangement.
Corey is active in Jones Day's pro bono practice, having acted for a number of victims of human trafficking in seeking civil compensation, including for a foreign victim in the first ever application by an individual for an order for reparation under s 21B of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).
Corey is a regular contributor to peer-reviewed legal journals on a broad range of topics, including civil litigation, class actions, corporate law, and corporate insolvency.
- University of Melbourne (LL.M. with first class honours 2020); Monash University (LL.B. with first class honours 2014; B.A. 2014)
- High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria