JOHN OSWALD-JACOBS

Bar Roll – 11 May 2006   
Admitted – 11 April 1985

Phone – 03 9225 7333
Mobile – 0434 561 556
Email – john.oj@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Room 914, Floor 9, ODCW, 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

JOHN OSWALD-JACOBS

Bar Roll – 11 May 2006   
Admitted – 11 April 1985

Phone – 03 9225 7333
Mobile – 0434 561 556
Email – john.oj@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Room 914, Floor 9, ODCW, 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Admitted to practice in

  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea

Area of Law

  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Defamation
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Mediation : Accredited Mediator
  • Probate/Wills/Family Provision
  • Property Law/Sale of Land

About

John accepts briefs in property disputes, banking and finance matters, shareholder and partnership disputes and in general commercial work.  He also practices and appears as counsel in both Papua New Guinea and Fiji in those areas and in defamation matters.  He regularly takes direct briefs to advise clients on merits and strategy in the pre-litigation stages of disputes.  He is a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

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Admitted to practice in Victoria in 1985, John became a partner in the firm of Gadens Ridgeway (as it then was) in 1989. At Gadens Ridgeway, he practised initially in commercial litigation in all jurisdictions, then subsequently in commercial and residential property development, and general commercial work. When a partner in that firm, he spent a year and a half in the firm’s Port Moresby office acting for financial institutions and trading companies, and heading the real property division in that office.

In 1993 John established his own law firm in Kooyong which practised in Real Property, Private Business Support (including Sales & Acquisitions, Commercial Agreements and International Trade), Estate Planning & Trusts, and commercial dispute resolution.

In 1997 John moved to London and remained in the United Kingdom for nine years. For most of that period he worked at Deutsche Bank in the City of London, initially in Equity Capital Markets in a convertible bond/equity-linked origination team, then for some years in Structured Capital Markets. In the latter role he was principally involved in executing large, multi-jurisdictional, principally tax-driven financing & investment transactions.

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