Evan Sylwestrzak is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, whose practice focuses on energy, resources, construction, and infrastructure disputes. He also has experience in corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.
Evan has acted in a range of complex litigation and arbitration matters involving significant commercial contracts, mining and gas disputes, property and tenure disputes, securities enforcement, and insolvencies. He has represented major corporate clients, insolvency practitioners, and the Commonwealth of Australia.
Evan has acted in a number of high-value and complex disputes, including for a large mining company in proceedings involving a land access agreement with native title holders in Western Australia. He also worked for a commodities exporter regarding an application to access rail infrastructure in Western Australia; a resources company in a long-term gas supply contract; an engineering and construction company in a dispute relating to the commissioning of an offshore platform; a large oil and gas company in an incident involving a drilling rig; and an engineering and construction company in court and arbitration proceedings regarding joint venture issues and disputes with a contract for construction and engineering works for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) processing facility.
Evan is a member of Energy and Resources Law, the Energy Club of Western Australia, and the Turnaround Management Association.
First in Line in Australia: Resolving Competing Priorities Regimes When Winding up Companies in a Partnership
Stopping the Phoenix From Rising: Australian Court Provides First Guidance on Creditor-Defeating Dispositions
Set Aside: Australian Creditors Unable to Rely on Statutory Set-Offs to Defend Unfair Preference Claims
- November 10, 2022
Contemporary Issues with Royalties in Australia
- March 22, 2022
Privilege in regulatory investigations and commercial disputes
- February 24, 2021
Navigating the Voluntary Administration and Insolvency process
- February 26, 2020
The impending Uniform Legal Profession framework and Lawyers’ duties to the Court and Clients – what you need to know
- August 16, 2018
Unfair preference claims under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
- September 5, 2017
Fury Road: Navigating the Pathway through Insolvency
- University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Laws 2007; Bachelor of Arts with honours 2007)
- Supreme Court of Western Australia, Federal Court of Australia, and High Court of Australia
- Best Lawyers in Australia (2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024) — Litigation
- Associate to the Honourable Justice Rene Le Miere, Supreme Court of Western Australia (2008)