Dr R P Austin

Barrister

Contact Details:
t: 02 9151 2210
f: 02 9210 0691
e: austin@level22.com.au

Secretary: Debbie Austin
t: 02 9151 2234
f: 02 9210 0693
e: daustin@level22.com.au

After a career as a legal academic at the University of Sydney combined with some practice at the Bar, Dr Austin was a partner in Minter Ellison from 1990 to 1998.  He practised in the M&A and general corporate field. Important matters included the demutualisation of the AMP Society (1996) and the legal component for establishment of the CHESS settlement system for ASX. After his retirement from the bench he resumed legal practice with Minter Ellison from 2010 to 2015. He returned to the Bar in July 2015. He conducts a specialist practice in corporate law and equity, corporate insolvency, schemes of arrangement, managed investment schemes, superannuation and financial services. Recent cases include 360 Capital FM Ltd v Asia Pacific Data Centre Ltd (2018) 130 ACSR 212; [2018] NSWSC 1375 and Qantas Superannuation Limited v McAulay [2019] FCA 109.

Dr Austin is co-author of Ford, Austin and Ramsay’s Principles of Corporations Law (LexisNexis, 17th edition, 2018, and looseleaf), Austin and Black’s Annotated Corporations Act (LexisNexis, looseleaf), and Austin, Ford and Ramsay on Company Directors (2005), and many articles and papers on corporate law.

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Barrister: 1973

Areas of Practice:
Commercial
Corporations
Equity
Corporate Insolvency
Financial services
Superannuation
Appellate

CV Available Upon Request

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