Firm Profile > Jones Day > Melbourne, Australia

Jones Day
LEVEL 51 RIALTO TOWERS
525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE
Australia

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Jones Day acts for corporations, private individuals, and financial institutions on commercial disputes, class action proceedings, regulatory disputes, and other disputes arising in relation to construction projects and EPC contracts, insolvencies, taxation, and IP issues. Department leader John Emmerig is in charge of the Sydney office, where recently promoted partner Holly Sara is noted for her work in courts across the entire country. The group has a notable presence in Melbourne (Tim L’Estrange) and Brisbane (John Cooper) as well.

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Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb

Fluor Corporation

Queensland Investment Corporation

George Venardos

Bank of Queensland

Ardent Leisure

Hancock Prospecting Pty

Brian Hartzer

Competition and trade Tier 3

Jones Day utilises its access to the firm’s global network to handle complex cross-border merger clearances. Following the arrival of practice head Matthew Bull from Herbert Smith Freehills to the Melbourne-based office in April 2020, the team has also bolstered its regulatory and consumer law capabilities in the resources and energy industries. Sydney-based Prudence Smith is adept at handling matters in both Australia and New Zealand. Brisbane-based associate Dylan McIntyre is also a key figure.

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Peabody Energy

KPMG

Tassal

Lincoln Electric

Intellectual property Tier 3

According to one client, working with Jones Day’s IP team ‘is one of the most valuable experiences that an in-house counsel may have in their career’. The practice group stands out for its expertise in patent litigation in the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Given its integration in the firm’s global network, the Australia-based team often finds itself involved in multi-jurisdictional disputes acting for clients of the calibre of Sanofi, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Celgene. Among the team’s recent highlights, Melbourne-based practice head Lisa Taliadoros helped represent Sanofi in a test case, in which the Australian government sought compensation arising merely from the client’s assertion of its patent rights. Anthony Muratore is a stalwart in the patent litigation landscape in Sydney.

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Testimonials

‘Jones Day IP team makes strategic movements in every momentum of the patent prosecution process, and they provide systematic information which helps in-house counsel, in turn, help the management team of a company in the decision-making process. For example, every time they make decisions, they give pros and cons, with time and cost estimation, and such information greatly enhances the chance of the management team of a company making a right, informed decision. Also, they are good at not only in the field of patent prosecution, responding to an opposition, federal court appeal, etc, but also in the field of PR or IR, dealing with potential investors, board of directors, news media, etc. Working with Jones Day IP team is one of the most valuable experience that an in-house counsel may have in her career.’

‘Anthony Insogna, the head of the IP team is very professional and reliable. He is doing an excellent job in coordinating other jurisdictions’ movements including the US, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China.’

Key clients

Merck & Co., Inc.

Bristol Myers Squibb

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Kraft Heinz Company

Sanofi

ToolGen, Inc

Celgene Corporation

Zoetis

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

With a deep bench of specialist practitioners spread over offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, Jones Day has the resources to deal with complex and high-bandwidth restructuring and insolvency matters. The practice advises on the full range of work in this space, including refinancings, distressed loan portfolio acquisitions, and formal insolvency proceedings. Multi-jurisdictional reorganisation and bankruptcy proceedings are another area of strength, and cross-border work is leveraged through the firm's international network. Roger Dobson heads up the team from Sydney. Another key team member is Tim L’Estrange in Melbourne, who has deep experience working with multinational companies.

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The Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) and the Western Australia State Solicitors Office

Avior Consulting Pty Ltd

Construction Tier 4

Jones Day provides an end-to-end service which ranges from structuring greenfield developments through to private equity disposals and, as noted by clients, ‘complex construction and engineering disputes’. Brisbane-based John Cooper leads the practice which is noted as ‘well-plugged into the market at all levels’; he has a documented history of Supreme Court appearances and is well-positioned to support on infrastructure, building, defense, manufacturing, energy and resources projects.

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‘They are well plugged into the construction disputes & litigation community within Australia at all levels. Thus their advice on strategy and tactics to accomplish goals is spot on and achievable.’

‘John Cooper has assembled a strong team of partners and associates in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth that have been invaluable in executing the work they are doing for us on a very large construction project dispute. This includes Stephen Flemming, James Ebert and Annie Leeks.’

‘The team has the resources – in terms of skill level and numbers – to handle big, complex construction/engineering disputes. They also have the relevant sector and industry expertise to add value as an external advisor. We have built up a good level of trust in the relationship.’

‘A high level of engagement in the matter across all partners and associates and transparency in the various workstreams being undertaken at any one time. Individuals of note would include Annie Leeks who has a good understanding of what in house counsel’s expectations/needs are and is not only technically great but also very commercially minded. John Cooper has a wealth of experience. Pip Goldman is a very hard worker and is a pleasure to deal with.’

‘John Cooper and Eunice Lim provide tier 1 legal service in a boutique environment. Their ability to comprehend and break down complex legal matters is worth noting. Friendly and practical advice; client-focused.’

Key clients

Fluor Corporation

Orocobre Limited

John Dee Warwick Pty Limited

Ausenco Limited

Transurban Queensland

Jacfin Pty Limited

G&S Engineering

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Jones Day focuses on cross-border transactions, acting for a combination of domestic and international corporates and financial sponsors on acquisitions, sales, capital markets transactions, and investments in Australia and Asia. The geographically diverse team is led by Mark Crean in Sydney, who advises on M&A and private equity transactions in the financial services, telecommunications, and media sectors. Also in Sydney, Matthew Latham has a broad practice encompassing cross-border M&A and private equity acquisitions and divestments, alongside corporate governance. Brisbane's Brett Heading focuses on advice to boards and capital raisings.

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Pepper Group

Centuria Capital

KPMG

Sumitomo Chemical Co

Sasser Family Holdings

GARDA Capital Group

Australian Future Energy

Horizon Global

QIC

Bank of Queensland

Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 4

Jones Day supports a wide range of clients, from domestic energy producers and suppliers to international investors and fund sponsors, in M&A transactions, investments, and financing matters across Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and Africa. The team is led from Brisbane by Andrew W. Smith, who focuses on downstream oil & gas and advises on large-scale projects, including procurement elements, financing, and acquisitions. Sydney's Tony Wassaf is experienced in legislative and regulatory issues, and Perth's Adam Conway works on a range of transactions and energy and utilities projects across the Asia-Pacific.

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Canadian Solar

Cement NSW

Rehabit Solar

The Energy & Minerals Group Fund

Cress Power

Hydro Tasmania

Slipstream Resources International

Batchfire Resources

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company

Western Metropolitan Regional Council

Labour and employment Tier 4

The labour and employment team at Jones Day benefits from the firm's global network, which allows it to provide Australian employment law advice to international clients. In particular, the practice advises corporate clients on employment aspects of M&A and outsourcing transactions, with additional experience in senior executive termination, post-employment restraints, employment benefits, industrial relations and data privacy matters. Adam Salter leads the team from Perth.

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Jones Day is the only firm that we trust when it comes to Labour and Employment Matters. Jones Day strength is their depth of knowledge whether it be employment or commercial. The lawyers and partners that we have worked with are extremely professional, super proficient and their expertise on a whole range of matters is second to none.

Adam Salter (Perth), Aimee Donjerkovich (Perth) and Jennifer Chambers (Sydney) are all brilliant lawyers. They provide exceptional service whenever I needed them or the business needed them. They have always provided advice to protect our businesses interest and provided exceptional result every time.

 

Key clients

KPMG Australia

ACI Worldwide (Pacific) Pty Limited

Martin Brower Australia Pty Limited

Horizon Global Corporation

Teleperformance Australia Pty Limited

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR)

Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 4

Jones Day offers expertise in financing transactions and projects, capital raisings, legislative and regulatory issues, and commercial agreements, acting for mining and mineral exploration companies, steel producers, and public sector bodies. Brisbane's Andrew W. Smith leads the team, focusing on downstream issues relating to project financing and development. In Sydney, Tony Wassaf works across financing, transactional, and regulatory elements of major mining projects, with Perth-based Adam Conway also a highly experienced projects lawyer.

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Canadian Solar

Cement NSW

Rehabit Solar

The Energy & Minerals Group Fund

Cress Power

Hydro Tasmania

Slipstream Resources International

Batchfire Resources

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company

Western Metropolitan Regional Council

Firm Overview:
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of Practice:

United States:
Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe & Middle East:
Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Asia-Pacific:
Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America:
Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Asia-Pacific:
Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by US corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 US offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe & Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan