Tim L'Estrange has a distinguished career of more than 30 years in private practice and as general counsel to one of Australia's top five-listed companies.
Tim has worked for global-listed companies and entities in a variety of jurisdictions. His extensive experience in strategic litigation and corporate governance issues, combined with his intimate knowledge of the demands placed on boards, make him a unique resource to clients who deal with complex disputes and regulatory challenges.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Tim was a senior executive with ANZ Bank, where he was successively general counsel and company secretary, managing director of Europe and America, and global head of governance. During this time he was heavily involved in major M&A transactions, domestic and international litigation, and regulatory investigations, particularly with Australian and U.S. authorities.
More recently, Tim has represented boards and corporations on Royal Commission into Bank and Financial Services, prosecution of claims by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Coronial Inquiries into workplace fatalities, regulatory advice into potential breaches of Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) reporting obligations, commercial disputes, cross-border investigations, crisis management, and effective compliance and ethics programs. In particular, he has provided counsel on Australia's Criminal Code in relation to bribery and corruption, money laundering, and economic trade sanctions. He also has assisted corporations in improving assurance structures to the board and management regarding key company governance policies. He has advised on whistleblower complaints, competition and trade practices issues, shareholder and joint venture disputes in the energy and resource sector, professional negligence, directors' duties, and cross-border insolvency and reconstruction issues.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Should Ponder Overseas Failure of "Why Not Litigate?" Mantra (Australia Financial Review)
"Absolute Liability" for a Failure to Prevent Foreign Bribery: Significant Change Ahead in Australia?
- May 9, 2019
Social Justice - "Corporate Commitment to Human Rights in Australia"
- April 28, 2015
Individuals and Competition Law in Australia, Japan and the United States
- University of New South Wales (LL.B. and B.Comm. 1978)
- Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia; High Court of Australia
Recognized in Chambers as tier 1 for litigation & dispute resolution
Recommended in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014) for dispute resolution and restructuring & insolvency
- Law Clerk to Justice J.S. Lockhart, Federal Court of Australia (1979-1980)