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Jonathan Riley

Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. Riley is a lawyer in our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Melbourne.

Mr. Riley advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes in a number of industry sectors, including energy and resources, projects, manufacturing and financial services. He assists with contentious matters and provides advice on all aspects of legislative and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Riley has particular expertise in relation to energy and resources, shareholder matters and contractual disputes

Mr. Riley has appeared in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the lower courts and tribunals.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Riley was a Lawyer at a global law firm in Perth in the Commercial Litigation practice.

Complex Litigation:
  • Assisting with Supreme Court proceedings commenced against a secured creditor involving a dispute over the terms of an inter-creditor deed and general equitable duties in relation to a sale of mining assets by receivers and managers.
  • Acting for a publicly listed resource exploration and production company in numerous debt recovery claims, statutory demand related matters and winding up applications brought by creditors in the Supreme and Federal Courts.
  • Advising and assisting a manufacturer to oppose amendments made to its operating licence and in subsequent urgent judicial review proceedings against a decision of the Minister for Environment to amend that licence.
  • Assisting a Singaporean Casino with proceedings brought against a 'high roller' in relation to a substantial gambling debt.
  • Advising and assisting clients with various issues arising under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) in relation to shareholder disputes.
  • Providing advice to a manufacturer in relation to product liability arising under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).