Warren Jiear

Warren is a highly experienced litigation lawyer with a particular focus on corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency and body corporate advice.

Warren’s clients include directors and companies ranging from SMEs to ASX-listed entities. He has a great deal of experience acting for a variety of insolvency stakeholders in matters involving public examination, preference issues and insolvent trading.

An accredited specialist in commercial litigation and a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee, Warren’s expertise is recognised in the recent Legal 500 publication.


Warren’s experience includes advising:

  • Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast on the purchase of the $140M resort in a dispute in the Supreme Court to enforce the sale. The matter involved an urgent injunction late in the week before Christmas 2016 (with the Supreme Court opening after hours) and a further hearing before the matter settled a fortnight from trial with our client able to successfully acquire the resort;
  • Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd on representing the administrators of this ASX-listed tin production and exploration company and an associated entity, Snow Peak Mining Pty Ltd, including application to Court for extension of convening periods, managing disputes over tenements, environmental matters including several disputes with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection concerning Environmental Protection Orders (EPOs), including in challenging the first EPO issued to administrators; advising on Chain of Responsibility legislation and advising on reconstruction and recapitalisation proposals and ongoing disputes with one major creditor;
  • Property litigation in relation to a developer who is seeking to terminate a $3.9M contract in a dispute about misrepresentations it says were made to it during its proposed acquisition of a development site in Albany Creek, Brisbane; and
  • Hall Chadwick in relation to the administration and winding up of Investment Intelligence Corporation, a company caught in a foreign exchange fraud. The matter involved liaising with over 3,000 creditors in nearly 40 countries and disputes with ASIC, the SEC and other international government bodies. It also required, for the first reported time, a virtual creditors’ meeting in a liquidation with creditors from over 20 countries participating live in the meeting.

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