Lewis Seelenmeyer is commercially focused in the areas of complex commercial litigation and contentious banking and financial services disputes.
Lewis has represented a range of public and private clients, including Australia's largest financial institutions, individuals, companies, liquidators, receivers, administrators and government authorities and has recognised achievements in a variety of actions with a number of precedent decisions. He has been involved in multiple disputes involving offshore parties, including in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Italy and the United States. He is a very experienced litigator, often appearing in court personally, with in-depth knowledge of practice and procedure in the superior courts of Australia and New South Wales together with experience in the inferior courts of New South Wales.
Lewis is a "go to" litigator that works closely with clients to provide comprehensive and strategic commercial advice in relation to complex disputes.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Lewis worked in a number of large Australian commercial law firms, focusing on dispute resolution, class actions, commercial litigation, banking and finance and contentious insolvency matters.
He has also worked in the business banking legal team and extensively in the national Dispute Resolution Group of Westpac Banking Corporation, managing a broad range of disputes and claims arising across the bank's national and international businesses.
- Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association member
- Law Society of New South Wales member
- Active in relation to the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals and the Turnaround Management Association
- Regularly provides pro-bono advice, including through Justice Connect
Lewis presents seminars and training on topical litigation, dispute and insolvency related issues.