- University of Tokyo, Master of Laws, 2001
- Murdoch University, Bachelor of Laws, 1998
- Murdoch University, Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese)
Lionel is not just a lawyer, but a partner who is attuned, informed, and dedicated to delivering exceptional results in high-stress, fast-paced environments.
Lionel has over 20 years' experience advising on all aspects of restructuring, safe harbour, cross-border insolvency, business turnaround, debt-trading, administration, receivership, liquidation, schemes of arrangement, lending and security issues and insolvency litigation.
Lionel is widely regarded as an authority on security issues under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA), having authored a textbook on this legislation, and published many articles in this and related areas. His international experience, marked by his exceptional work in Japan earning a master’s degree in Japanese, enriches his perspective and approach.
The essence of Lionel’s practice lies in balancing opportunity with risk. His team apply comprehensive risk metrics across all contexts, including reputation and ideas. Every restructuring solution is approached with a keen eye for opportunity, meticulously identifying and mitigating risks to maximise value.
Honesty, openness, and fairness define his approach, treating clients, team members, and peers with respect. He firmly believes that every viewpoint adds a layer of depth and richness to understanding problems and building solutions.
Lionel was a partner and senior associate at London-based law firms and has spent time in-house at Mitsui (Tokyo) and ANZ (Melbourne).
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