Jon is an associate in our Litigation Practice Group and has experience in acting for a number of Australian and international corporations, including most of the Australian Stock Exchange Top 20 market capped entities, US corporations, UK corporations, and Asian/South-East Asian corporations. Jon has practiced predominantly in corporate insolvency, and complex litigious matters.

    Jon has experience in acting for banks, large mining entities (among others - iron ore, oil and gas, and gold and copper), receivers and managers, administrators, liquidators, deed administrators, and corporations engaged in various industries.

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    • Acting for the administrators (and then deed administrators) of an ASX listed television content streaming entity which was the Australian equivalent of Netflix involving a novel court application to transfer all the shares of the company to the deed of company arrangement proponent under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
    • Acting for the receivers and managers of a small/mid cap ASX listed mining entity. Jon provided on-going advice to the receivers and managers about the conduct of the receivership, and the receivership sales of the mining tenements.
    • Acting for a large international oil and gas company, and assisting in multimillion-dollar litigation (in the AU$100 millions) under Security of Payment Legislation and in the Supreme Court of the relevant state. The oil and gas project was a multibillion-dollar project, and one of the largest projects in the relevant region (and world).
    • Acting for a major British Virgin Islands incorporated shareholder of a listed Australian mining entity in a Supreme Court of Western Australia dispute, seeking injunctive relief against directors of the company under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
    • Acting for a major ASX listed bank and the receivers and managers of a large engineering services company, and advising both clients on recovering the AU$50 million lending exposure to the company.
    • Acting as the lead insolvency junior for a major ASX listed bank in relation to their multimillion-dollar exposure to an ASX listed shipping entity. Jon provided advice on complex ships mortgages and Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues, which involved cross-jurisdictional issues.
    • Acting for a major ASX listed bank in defending court proceedings brought by a borrower for misleading and deceptive conduct, and under various equitable causes of action in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
    • Acting for the former receivers and managers of an ASX listed miner in defending proceedings brought by a party the receivers and managers contracted with as part of the receivership of the corporation.
    • 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 the deed of company arrangement under the provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
    • 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 a major ASX listed bank in successfully defending and counterclaiming in proceedings brought by borrower corporations part of a corporate group. The proceeding set case law precedent on Commonwealth and WA legislation.
    • Acting for a liquidator of an ASX listed mining entity, and providing advice on complex voidable transaction claims and an insolvent trading claim.
    • 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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