Henry William Lawyers,
a commercial law firm
based in Sydney, Australia.
|| Litigation || IR & HR ||
|| Work Health & Safety ||
|| Dispute Resolution || Employment ||
|| Contracts || Superannuation ||
|| Insolvency & Bankruptcy ||
|| Construction || Property Finance ||
|| Commercial Real Estate Transactions ||
|| Commercial & Retail Leasing ||
|| Mergers & Acquisitions ||
|| Commercial Transactions ||
|| IPO's & Fundraisings ||
|| Private Equity & Venture Capital ||
|| Commercial Arbitration ||
|| International Arbitration ||
Our lawyers have been recognised and recommended by Best Lawyers (2017-2021), Doyles Guide (2017-2020), Chambers Asia Pacific (2019) and Who’s Who Legal (2019).
With a breadth and depth across industries and organisations, the team at Henry William is ready to work with you to achieve your commercial goals.
Executive Lawyer & Director
Mark's practice focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency. Throughout his career he has developed expertise in large-scale and complex litigation and insolvency matters, having acted in some of Australia’s biggest cases of the past decade. Mark views legal issues from his clients’ perspectives and applies his expertise to achieve their commercial imperatives. Mark regularly contributes to the development of the law in his practice areas by appearing as a keynote speaker at industry events and publishing articles.
Executive Lawyer & Director
Lisa is regarded as one of Sydney’s prominent employment and workplace lawyers. Lisa is a key advisor to some of Australia’s best known businesses acting as a strategic partner to corporate clients across a wide range of industries.
Lisa is expert at anticipating and resolving problems. Clients trust Lisa’s judgment and advice on complex employment matters, her ability to minimise risk and achieve commercial outcomes.
A work, health and safety specialist, Lisa has defended prosecutions, assisted with enforceable undertakings and work, health and safety compliance. Lisa is also an experienced commercial litigator and draws on this experience to achieve the best solutions for her clients.
Executive Lawyer & Director
Nick is a dynamic commercial lawyer who combines expert knowledge with contemporary insight. Nick’s practice covers all aspects of workplace law and his clients include a wide range of well-known employers and senior executives. Nick is renowned for his calm, personable and strategic approach to solving legal problems for his clients. Nick is regularly invited to publish opinion pieces and provide keynote addresses for Australian businesses on employment law issues.
Alex is one of Australia’s leading litigation, insolvency and reconstruction lawyers.
He has acted in a number of Australia’s landmark matters in his areas of expertise. Alex is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation, an accredited mediator, a member of the Law Council Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee (of which he was formerly National Chairman). Alex is renowned for his ability to rapidly identify the key issues in complex legal problems and formulate commercially-focused strategies. He brings a wealth of experience to Henry William Lawyers.
John is a corporate and commercial transactional lawyer with a broad commercial skill set.
John can assist clients with preparing and reviewing agreements for licensing, supply, sponsorship and other general commercial matters, corporate establishment and structuring, business acquisitions and disposals, corporate fundraising, intellectual property and privacy matters and start-up legal issues.
John loves understanding the business of his clients and helping them to decide on the most appropriate path based on the benefits and risks of the options. Practical solutions are always the focus of John’s recommendations.
Michael is an experienced commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer who represents clients ranging from small private businesses to large-scale corporations. Michael builds close relationships with his clients and strives to achieve the best outcome quickly and cost-effectively. Michael has a strong commercial approach to commercial litigation and insolvency matters. He prides himself on working efficiently with his team to minimise the disruption of disputes to his clients and their businesses.
With over 10 years' experience advising on corporate, transactional and commercial matters, Tom has acted on a wide range of M&A transactions, including competitive sales processes. He has a particular expertise in capital raising, from early round investments to initial public offerings, advising on over $2 billion of equity investment. Tom is also skilled in corporate structuring. He publishes regularly on corporate law and has previously contributed to AICD's Company Director' magazine. A highly-driven and commercial approach, combined with an ability to think outside the square, ensures Tom delivers for his clients.
Max Bonnell is a highly experienced, commercially-focussed litigator, with expertise in all forms of dispute resolution. He acts in a wide range of commercial disputes, including matters arising in the banking, corporate, mining, resources and construction sectors. He has consistently been ranked among the leading international arbitration lawyers in Australia, and has appeared as counsel in arbitrations in Europe, Asia and Australia. He teaches international law at the University of Sydney as an Adjunct Professor.
Russ has over 18 years’ experience acting for employers and employees across a broad spectrum of employment and work, health and safety matters. He is a trusted subject matter expert who provides pragmatic, timely and cost effective solutions to complex workplace legal problems. His WH&S expertise includes advising on workplace accidents, prosecutions and coronial inquests. Russ is passionate about employment and WH&S law and strives to achieve practical, strategic and commercial outcomes for his clients.
Ron has over 40 years’ experience in private practice and as an in house counsel. Ron provides specialist professional advice on all day-to-day property related regulatory, compliance, finance and transactional matters. He has served on the Boards of several Macquarie Bank securitisation vehicles, been a Compliance Committee member for two Australian REITs and held the position of managing director of an APRA regulated Australian insurance company.
Stephen is a leading expert lawyer in superannuation, employment, executive remuneration and incentives. With vast experience in Australia’s professional services industries, Stephen is highly regarded by his commercial clients for his considered, solutions-driven approach. Stephen is a trusted advisor to private clients on self-managed super funds, trusts, wills, estate planning and general commercial matters.
Stephen is a regular speaker at legal forums and contributor to employment law and superannuation journals..
With over 45 years of experience in corporate, commercial and property transactions Steve is an invaluable asset to any organisation. An exceptional negotiator, Steve has advised on public and private capital raisings and M&A transactions. He has served on a number of ASX-listed companies as a non-executive director over the last 25 years. Steve currently chairs Pan Tribal Asset Management Limited, an unlisted global asset fund and serves on the Advisory Board of St Hilliers Group, a construction, property development and investment group.
Renee advises clients across a range of different industries on employment law, including operational restructures, employment terms and conditions, enterprise agreements and bargaining, resolving employment disputes and discrimination and harassment and bullying. In litigious matters Renee has a wide range of experience in employment and industrial disputes in the Fair Work Commission and in the State and Federal Courts. Renee has been involved in work health and safety prosecutions and assists clients with work health and safety matters, such as compliance, notices and workplace training.
Shannon is a commercial employment lawyer who has experience advising corporate and institutional clients on a range of employment and workplace relations matters. Shannon supports clients at all stages of the employment relationship including contract and policy review and drafting, performance and conduct issues, redundancy and termination advice, employment issues arising in corporate restructuring and insolvency and senior executive terminations. Shannon has also acted for clients in mediations and proceedings before the Fair Work Commission, and the State and Federal Courts.
Louise's experience includes conducting a broad range of commercial litigation matters for private and institutional clients. Louise has a strong grasp of commercial practices and realities and always strives to obtain the best result for her client. Louise has extensive advocacy experience, appearing in defended hearings and interlocutory matters in various jurisdictions including the Local, District, Supreme and Federal Courts. Louise has provided clients with detailed and technical advices in a broad range of areas, assisting clients to develop strategies to achieve commercial resolutions and outcomes.
Sarah acts for a broad range of clients in commercial litigation and insolvency matters.
Sarah has particular experience in large-scale and complex litigation, which she enjoys because of the team work with clients and counsel.
Sarah has a strong understanding of court process and procedure.
She previously worked as a Tipstaff in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Jennifer has an extensive background in a wide range of litigation matters across jurisdictions, which enables her to quickly identify key issues and conduct cases in an efficient and effective manner. Jennifer adopts a pragmatic approach to litigation and her clients benefit from her excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail; particularly in complex matters.
Jennifer regularly carries out her own advocacy and has experience in conducting matters in the Supreme, District, Local and Land and Environment Courts ranging from equitable disputes, to debt recovery, building and construction and family provision matters
Vincent is a property lawyer with a comprehensive legal and commercial skill set. Vincent has experience acting for a range of clients in the property industry with a particular focus in retail and commercial leasing, various development transactions and related commercial agreements and joint ventures. In addition, Vincent has acted for Government entities in the establishment of telecommunication facilities and critical transport projects. Vincent’s experience working in the private sector of property development underpins his focus on the best commercial outcomes possible.
Stuart has over 25 years experience in litigation, arbitration, insurance and international trade disputes. Working in senior roles across the globe, including the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, Stuart understands the complexities and landscape of international law. He is a dual qualified solicitor, qualified to practice in NSW, and England & Wales and has a broad range of expertise across industry sectors including construction, energy, insurance and reinsurance, international trade and investments, maritime, sport, media and communications, technology and telecommunications.
With a reputation for excellence Stuart is an essential member of your team.
Jessica is a commercial and corporate transactional lawyer who is experienced in M&A transactions, capital raises and restructures. She also acts and advises on a range of general commercial matters.
Jessica works closely with clients on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) projects and has an active interest in the FinTech space.
Jessica’s strong understanding of business realities, together with a detail-oriented and pragmatic approach, ensures that the right solutions and strategies are used to achieve strong commercial outcomes for her clients
Anna is a Licensed Conveyancer with more than 10 years’ experience. She delivers end-to-end conveyancing for her clients and specialises in Residential and Commercial transactions.
Anna’s indepth knowledge and understanding of the stresses and pitfalls that can occur during a conveyancing transaction make the process seamless. She explains complicated issues with simplicity and clarity and has established a reputation for excellence.
Anna is also a justice of the peace.