Jon Baker is an associate in our Litigation Practice Group, and his specialty is corporate insolvency and complex litigation/disputes. This experience includes acting for Australian and international corporations, including most of the ASX.

    Jon has experience in acting for major mining/oil and gas entities, major banks and financiers, and insolvency practitioners (receivers, administrators, liquidators, etc.).

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    • Experience in court litigation, including in the federal courts, the Northern Territory Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and inferior courts.
    • Experience in providing legal and strategic advice issues relating to personal property securities and mortgages (including security reviews).
    • Experience in providing advice concerning the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).
    • Acting for the deed administrators of an ASX-listed media streaming business (the Australian equivalent of Netflix), involving a novel and complex court application to transfer the shares in the business to the purchaser.
    • Acting for a major bank and successfully defending and counterclaiming in proceedings brought by a borrower corporation’s part of a corporate group. The proceeding created precedent on Commonwealth and WA legislation.
    • Acting for the liquidators of the WA-based haulage company, and providing detailed legal and commercial advice on Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues.
    • Acting for the receivers and managers of a small-/mid-cap ASX-listed mining entity. Jon provided ongoing receivership advice, including strategic advice on the sale of the company’s tenements.
    • Acting for a large international oil and gas company in multimillion-dollar litigation under Security of Payment Legislation and in the Supreme Court. The dispute related to the construction of a complex multibillion-dollar project, which is one of the largest projects of its type globally.
    • Acting for a British Virgin Islands shareholder of a listed Australian mining entity in a Supreme Court of Western Australia dispute. The litigation involved seeking an injunction against the company’s directors for an apprehended contravention of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
    • Acting for a major bank and the receivers and managers of a large WA engineering services company that involved strategic advice on recovering an AU$50 million lending exposure.
    • Acting as the lead insolvency junior for a major ASX-listed bank in relation to its multimillion-dollar exposure to a large shipping entity. This involved complex strategic advice on recovery options, including cross-border ships mortgage issues and Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) advice.
    • Acting for a major ASX-listed bank in defending court proceedings instituted by a borrower for misleading and deceptive conduct in the Supreme Court.
    • Acting for the former receivers and managers of an ASX-listed miner, defending proceedings brought against the former receivers in which the receivers were alleged to be personally liable.
    • Acting for the deed administrators of an ASX-listed mining entity, and successfully defending an application brought by a major creditor of the company to set aside a deed of company arrangement.
    • Acting for various clients in small- to medium-size administrations, receiverships and liquidations.

    Education

    • The University of Western Australia, LL.B., Distinction, 2014
    • The University of Western Australia, B.A., Anthropology, 2014

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2015
    • High Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia, 2015

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