TimL'Estrange

Partner-in-Charge Melbourne

Melbourne + 61.3.9101.6820 Sydney + 61.2.8272.0561

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.

Esperienze

  • 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.
  • Directors of Ardent Leisure Limited seek counsel relating to fatal Dreamworld theme park incidentJones Day represents the directors of Ardent Leisure Limited (as at October 2016) in connection with a tragic incident that occurred at the Dreamworld theme park which resulted in four fatalities.
  • Directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd succeed in having oppression suit referred to arbitration and court proceedings stayedJones Day acts for the board of directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd in defense of proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, commenced by Ms. Bianca Rinehart in her capacity as trustee of a trust which holds a beneficial interest in the company.
  • Former CEO of Westpac defends U.S. federal securities class action in OregonJones Day is defending Brian Hartzer in relation to a United States federal securities class action commenced in the District of Oregon against Westpac Banking Corporation, Mr. Hartzer, and another Westpac executive in connection with alleged AML/CTF failures at Westpac.
  • Former IOOF Chairman successfully defends disqualification proceedings brought by APRAJones Day successfully defended George Venardos, a former director and Chairman of IOOF Holdings Limited ("IOOF"), in disqualification proceedings brought by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") against directors and senior management of IOOF in the Australian Federal Court.
  • ICWA and JN Taylor Finance (in liquidation) challenge liquidator's decision to review or re-adjudicate a proof of claim admitted over 20 years agoJones Day is acting for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA") in proceedings commenced by JN Taylor Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) and ICWA in the Supreme Court of Western Australia seeking to reverse a liquidator's decision to review or re-adjudicate a proof of claim that was admitted in the liquidation of The Bell Group Limited in the amount of approximately $291 million over 20 years ago.
  • ICWA protects its interests as creditor and funder in Bell Group liquidationsJones Day is acting for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA"), a Western Australian government entity, in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of Western Australia concerning the distribution to creditors of over $1.8 billion in the liquidations of the Bell Group.
  • Bank of Queensland seeks counsel in Banking Royal Commission inquiryJones Day acted for Bank of Queensland Limited and its subsidiaries in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • Senior officers of ICWA and State Solicitors Office of Western Australia obtain orders setting aside liquidator examination summonses and production ordersJones Day acted for the CEO and General Counsel of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA"), and the State Solicitor and a senior lawyer of the State Solicitors Office of Western Australia, in a successful Federal Court of Australia application to set aside examination summonses and production orders obtained by the liquidator of Bell Group NV (in liquidation).
  • Highlands Pacific Limited defeats Board spill motionsJones Day advised Highlands Pacific Limited (HIG) on a Board spill requisition and subsequent special meeting of shareholders where the Board spill motions were defeated.
  • Highlands seeks counsel regarding dispute under Frieda River joint venture with PanAustJones Day is acting for Highlands Pacific on the feasibility study dispute under the Frieda River joint venture agreement with PanAust Ltd.
  • U.S. medical device manufacturer makes administrative submissions before Australian Department of HealthJones Day advised a U.S. medical device manufacturer on administrative submissions before the Department of Health and in landmark competition policy litigation against the Minister for Health in Australia.
  • Owners Corporation of Beau Monde North Sydney apartments obtain settlement from insolvent developer for defective worksJones Day successfully acted for the Owners Corporation of the Beau Monde North Sydney apartments in relation to its recovery of debts and claims against its insolvent developer.
  • USG forms $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and Middle EastJones Day advised USG Corporation in its formation of a strategic 50/50 $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, known as USG Boral Building Products.
  • SunPower purchases shares of Diamond EnergyJones Day advised SunPower Corporation on the purchase of shares of Diamond Energy Pty Ltd from Lend Lease Ventures Pty Ltd and Potentate Investments Pty Ltd and D Kamp.
  • Seminari e convegni

    • 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
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