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Expertise

Jack is a senior associate in the Melbourne Dispute Resolution and Litigation team with particular focus in complex commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and white collar criminal law. Jack’s experience in all stages of litigation enables him to provide tailored, strategic, and commercial legal advice to his clients.

Jack acts for a range of clients including large corporate entities, superannuation funds, company directors, high net worth individuals, government departments and regulators. Jack’s practice encompasses all forms of commercial disputes, including contract, insurance, directors’ duties, joint ventures, shareholders, property and trust disputes. Jack also works in the white collar criminal space and has experience in proceeds of crime jurisdiction.

Prior to working at Holding Redlich, Jack was the Associate to the Honourable Justice Sloss of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Commercial Court).

Experience

Jack has maintained a diverse practice and has been involved in a number of complex matters, including:

  • acting for a company director and associated entities whose property, assets and bank accounts have been restrained under the Proceeds of Crime Act (Cth) in connection with an investigation by the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police 
  • acted for the trustee of the Hostplus Superannuation Fund in an application in the NSW Supreme Court concerning the merger of Hostplus with Maritime Super
  • assisted in the preparation of a shareholder Scheme of Arrangement under Part 5.1 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • acting for a defendant company director in proceedings in Supreme Court of Victoria alleging breaches of directors duties and misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to the sale of business and the construction/ development of a shopping centre
  • acting for a plaintiff in proceeding in Supreme Court proceedings alleging misleading and deceptive conduct in connection with various share sale agreements
  • acting for VicForests in defending interim and interlocutory injunction applications in the Supreme Court of Victoria in relation to logging operations in State forests
  • acting for refugee clients in immigration detention on Manus Island and Nauru seeking removal to Australia for emergency medical treatment as well as in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal seeking review of visa cancellation and citizenship refusal decisions 
  • acting for a number of clients in relation to shareholder disputes, oppressive conduct claims and advising insolvency practitioners on Corporations Act issues
  • various matters in the Magistrates Court, County Court of Victoria and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Publications

05 July 2023 - Knowledge

Supreme Court clarifies applicability of NSW Crimes Act provision to successor fund transfers

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The NSW Supreme Court has ruled that section 249E(2) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), which deals with corrupt benefits for trustees and others, does not apply to successor fund transfers (SFT). We examine the Court’s decision and explain why this is a welcome development for superannuation trustees.

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