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Luke Buchanan
Co-Founder and Principal

Luke has over 25 years' experience representing blue chip corporations and government clients in large, complex litigation and regulatory investigations, often with a value in the tens or hundreds of millions.

The list includes AMP, Perpetual, Macquarie Bank, WorleyParsons, GrainCorp, Stockland, Woolworths, Ingram Micro, NSW Ports, Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. 

Luke's experience spans disputes relating to the Corporations Act (including the provisions applying to financial services licensees), mergers and acquisitions, directors' duties, shareholders' rights, trustee and fiduciary duties, misleading or deceptive conduct, white-collar crime, termination of contracts (including the assessment of damages) and investigations by ASIC, APRA and ACCC.

Luke is:

  • recognised in "The Best Lawyers in Australia" for Litigation (2014 - 2025) and Class Action Litigation (2015 - 2023);
  • the 2022 winner of the International Advisory Experts (now known as Global Referral Group) award for Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year in Australia; 
  • named by Acquisition International Magazine as Sydney's Leading Complex Litigation & Regulatory Lawyer of the Year for 2023; and
  • a Global Law Experts (GLE) "Recommended Attorney".

Prior to establishing Buchanan Rees Dispute Lawyers, Luke spent over 20 years (including 13 years as a partner) in Litigation & Dispute Resolution at top-tier, national law firm, Clayton Utz.   Together with Simone Rees, he founded Buchanan Rees Dispute Lawyers in order to provide a boutique commercial litigation offering, with a focus on technical excellence and outstanding client service.

 

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