Called to the Bar: 1 June 2005
Areas of Practice
- Building & Construction
- Insurance / Reinsurance
- Public / Administrative
Australian Financial Services and Leasing Pty Ltd v Hills Industries Limited
Citation: (2014) 307 ALR 512
Description: A groundbreaking decision which substantially expands the defence of change of position to an unjust enrichment claim.
Ingot Capital Investments Pty Ltd & Ors v Macquarie Equity Capital Markets Limited & Ors; Ingot Capital Investments Pty Ltd & Ors v Macquarie Equity Capital Markets Limited & Ors [No. 6]
Citation: (2008) 73 NSWLR 653; (2007) 63 ACSR 1
Description: Appellate and first instance decisions arising from a large and complex multi-party dispute from a capital raising for New Cap Reinsurance. The issues in the case straddled the capital raising provisions in the Corporations Act and the Trade Practices Act, as well as directors’ duties at common law and pursuant to statute.
Singh v The Walk Pty Ltd & Anor
Citation:  NSWSC 305
Description: A decision concerning claims for specific performance and alternatively forfeiture in circumstances where the purchaser failed to pay the deposit by instalments
HP Mercantile Pty Ltd v Tumut River Orchard Management Ltd (in liq)
Citation: (2009) 76 ACSR 277
Description: A decision where an interim injunction was granted for contravention of the management investment scheme provisions of the Corporations Act in the context of a litigation funding agreement.
Leo has a B.Ec (Monash University) (1989) and LL.B (HONS) (Monash University) (1991). He has practised in four jurisdictions:
1. Baker & McKenzie, Sydney (January 2003 to March 2005).
2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (November 1998 to December 2002).
3. Freshfields, Moscow (April 1995 to September 1998).
4. Freehill Hollingdale & Page, Melbourne) (March 1992 to February 1995).
Leo is fluent in spoken Russian and has basic reading skills.