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Tim L'Estrange

Partner-in-Charge Melbourne


(T) +61.3.9101.6820
(F) +61.3.9101.6899
(T) +61.2.8272.0561
(F) +61.2.8272.0599


  • University of New South Wales (LL.B. and B.Comm. 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia; High Court of Australia


  • Law Clerk to Justice J.S. Lockhart, Federal Court of Australia (1979-1980)

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 domestic and international litigation and regulatory investigations, particularly with Australian and U.S. authorities.

Tim has recently represented boards and corporations on 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.

Tim was recently a director of the Melbourne Arts Festival, a director of the trustee company of two significant infrastructure trusts, and was the inaugural permanent secretary of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Oceania Division).

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