Philip Hoser is recognized as a leading litigator of corporate dispute work, restructuring, and insolvency. Before joining Jones Day in 2009 he headed the restructuring and insolvency practice at a major Australian law firm.
Since moving to Australia from England in 2000 he has played a leading role in advising on large corporate collapses, including those of Ansett Airlines, One.Tel, and HIH Insurance, and on major restructurings such as ASX-listed companies Babcock & Brown and Elders and the national medical insurer United Medical Protection. His clients in this area include bank and nonbank lenders, borrowers, and insolvency professionals.
Philip has conducted commercial litigation in state and federal courts and tribunals on behalf of major Australian and international corporations. His prior experience includes trade practices (antitrust) litigation for Tabcorp, judicial review/regulatory litigation for Boehringer-Ingelheim, shareholder litigation for Peabody Coal, and trust/fund litigation for ANZ Banking Corporation. He also advises on preemptive strategies for avoiding or settling disputes or for positioning clients to best meet competitive threats or regulatory challenges in a dynamic commercial environment.
While practicing in England, Philip appeared in the superior courts (including the House of Lords), in the courts of Gibraltar and Bermuda, as well as appeals to the Privy Council.
Philip is a frequent presenter and writer on litigation and insolvency topics. He is a member of several insolvency-related organizations, including the Turnaround Management Association and INSOL International. He recently assisted with the design and development of a masters course in advanced commercial litigation for the New South Wales College of Law.
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Honors & Distinctions
Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, Australian Financial Review's Best Lawyers list, The Legal 500, and serves as a director of United Way, Sydney