Corey M.Byrne


Melbourne + 61.3.9101.6841

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.


  • Pro bono client obtains registration and enforcement of judgment of U.S. District Court in Australian Supreme Court of VictoriaThe Melbourne office of Jones Day successfully acted in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Victoria to enforce a judgment of the U.S. District Court on behalf of Jones Day pro-bono client, Sarah Roe (a pseudonym).
  • Former CEO of Westpac defends Federal Court of Australia securities class actionJones Day is defending Brian Hartzer in relation to securities class action proceedings commenced in the Federal Court of Australia against Mr. Hartzer and Westpac Banking Corporation in connection with alleged AML/CTF failures at Westpac.