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Stephen Lloyd

About Stephen

Stephen Lloyd is a Senior Associate in the firm’s dispute resolution & litigation practice with a particular focus on insolvency litigation and commercial contractual disputes, as well as regulatory investigations and white collar defence work. He acts for a range of public and private companies, and individuals.

Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Stephen was a litigator at one of Australia’s leading firms before serving as an Associate to Justice Bell in the High Court of Australia.  He was admitted to practice in the New South Wales Supreme Court and the Federal and High Courts of Australia in 2011.  Stephen joined the firm after returning to Australia following a year at Oxford obtaining his master’s degree and was appointed as a senior associate in 2016.

 

Practice focus

Stephen’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • insolvency and restructuring advice and litigation;
  • commercial litigation and dispute resolution; and
  • regulatory investigations and white collar defence work.

Experience

Stephen has acted on a range of matters, including on behalf of:

  • the Administrators of Arrium Limited, including :
    • in a seminal Personal Property Securities Act case regarding the validity of a creditor’s security interest in a $23 million piece of mining equipment leased to an Arrium company;
    • in an application seeking orders limiting the Administrators’ personal liability for hundreds of millions of dollars of debts incurred during the Arrium administration; and
    • as a general adviser to the Administrators on matters concerning the complex administration, including issues relating to the sale of the Arrium steelmaking and steel distribution business;
  • Spicers Limited: in a capital restructuring involving a trust scheme and share issue;
  • Australian credit card payments technology entrepreneurs: in a claim against a major credit card network operator regarding anti-competitive conduct;
  • a major international bank: in relation to defending a claim by senior executives for severance pay and bonuses;
  • a leading coal producer: in various disputes involving complex logistics and supply agreements;
  • an investment fund: in disputes regarding the control of its Australian assets;
  • executives: in regulatory and criminal investigations, including foreign bribery investigations;
  • the former directors of Babcock & Brown companies: in litigation relating to complex financial transactions;
  • an advisor to the former MFS Group: in litigation brought by the MFS liquidator;
  • a company investigating and freezing the assets of a fraudulent employee; and
  • priority creditors seeking to recover amounts from receivers.