Paul Smith

Of Counsel

For more than a decade, Paul has acted on some of the most complex, high-value and high-profile commercial and financial disputes arising out of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.  Paul has extensive international experience which he now brings to bear on Australia’s most significant disputes.

His matters comprise class actions, major commercial disputes, fraud, asset tracing, distressed funds, insolvencies, contentious security enforcements, regulatory action and other crisis events.

Paul has been recommended for dispute resolution by The Legal 500. Clients have described him as “superb”, “thoroughly knowledgeable in the law”, a “great strategic and tactical thinker” and “practical in approach.

Paul has been admitted in Australia, New Zealand and the Cayman Islands.  He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws which he completed with assistance of the Maori Higher Education Trust Scholarship, the Russell McVeagh Law Scholarship and the Weir House Scholarship.  Paul was a winner of the Prime Minister of New Zealand’s High School Essay Writing Competition and attended the 90th Commemoration of ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli with the New Zealand delegation.