Tim L'Estrange has a 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 broad experience in strategic litigation and corporate governance issues, combined with his intimate knowledge of the demands placed on boards, make him a valuable 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 group 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. regulatory authorities.
More recently, Tim has represented boards and corporations in the Royal Commission into Banking and Financial Services, long-running claims arising from the collapse of the Bell group of companies, the 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, shareholder disputes, cross-border investigations, crisis management, and effective compliance and ethics programs.
Set Aside: Australian Creditors Unable to Rely on Statutory Set-Offs to Defend Unfair Preference Claims
Australian Court Grants Shareholders Access to Bank's Internal Documents to Assess Alignment With Climate Change Commitments
- 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 Best Lawyers in Australia (2022-2023) for corporate/governance practice and insolvency and reorganization law
Member of an arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading international arbitration law firms in the 2020 edition of the GAR 30
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)