Called to Bar: 2006

Jonathon Redwood has more than 20 years’ experience in legal practice. He maintains a broad practice encompassing advice and appearance work in high value commercial disputes, international arbitration, and public law matters. He is regularly retained led and unled by leading law firms and corporate clients to conduct cases throughout Australia at first instance and on appeal, and internationally, including in arbitrations seated in Singapore, London, and New York.

Complementing Jonathon’s significant experience in practice is his strong academic background. He holds a Masters of Law from Harvard (as Australia’s Menzies scholar for 1998) and a BCL (Distinction) from Magdalen College, Oxford. He is also a member of the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) and the New York Bar.

In commercial law matters, Jonathon has particular experience in corporate and securities law, directors duties, insurance, class actions, schemes of arrangement, complex insolvency restructuring, and complex Part IVA tax disputes. His recent experience in these areas includes the Oswal litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria for claims exceeding a billion dollars (acting for Yara Australia) and the Banksia litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria and Supreme Court of New South Wales involving claims by Banksia Securities Ltd against directors, auditors, trustees and insurance brokers for approximately $200 million (acting for special purpose receiver).  Some of his previous and ongoing clients include BHP Billiton, Caterpillar, CSR, James Hardie, AGL, McGrath Nicol, Korda Mentha, Chubb, Marsh, Vestas, Samsung, Kimberley Clarke, NAB, Ferrier Hodgson, Patersons Securities, and Yara International. He has considerable experience in schemes of arrangements of all kinds and has appeared in dozens of schemes in Australian courts for targets, bidders and third parties. In public law matters, he has appeared in several leading constitutional cases in the High Court (Gypsy Jokers, TCL Air Conditioner, and Brown v Tasmania) and advises regularly in this area.

Jonathon is a leading barrister in private international law and arbitral law and is recognised as such in the Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession’s guide to Australia’s leading arbitration counsel (2017 & 2018). He is routinely engaged by leading law firms to appear and advise in large international arbitrations, seated in Australia, Singapore, London, and New York. His recent cases in this area include acting in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore for Samsung for claims exceeding $1.2 billion. He is a Fellow and Director of ACICA and has represented that peak arbitral body in its amicus interventions in the High Court of Australia in Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting, Westport v Gordian and TCL Air Conditioner v Judges of Federal Court of Australia. He has also acted as an arbitrator (appointed under the ACICA Rules) and is a panel arbitrator for NBN Co and the Australian Energy Regulator. 

Core Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Corporations and Insolvency
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • International
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Law
  • Representative Proceedings
  • Taxation and Revenue


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Tel: 9376 0658
Fax: 9210 0521


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