Patrick Dunn

Patrick Dunn

Associate
Sydney

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +61 2 9093 3523

Fax +61 2 9093 3559

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Patrick Dunn is a lawyer who is driven to find practical, economical and efficient solutions to commercial and legal challenges.  He understands the importance of identifying what his client wants from a transaction, negotiation or dispute and focusing his approach on achieving his client’s goal.

­Patrick is part of our Business Restructuring and Insolvency team in Australia.  He has substantial experience assisting insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors through corporate and personal restructurings and insolvencies and acting on a broad range of commercial disputes.

Patrick has worked for clients from a wide variety of industries including financial services providers such as the major banks, non-bank lenders and brokers, insolvency practitioners, supermarket groups, property developers and agricultural investors.  As a result, he can quickly develop an understanding of his clients’ specific needs and communicate clearly about complex legal issues in commercial terms.

He is well-regarded by his clients for being relatable, easy to deal with, clear and, most importantly, commercially-minded.

Patrick is also passionate about the pro bono space and in 2021 was recognised for his work coordinating the Trans and Gender Diverse Legal Service, Australia’s first pro bono legal service for the trans and gender diverse community, by being nominated as a finalist in the Pro Bono category for the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

Awards and recognitions

2021

30 Under 30 Finalist, Pro Bono
Lawyers Weekly

Education and admissions

Education

Bachelor of Laws, The University of Sydney, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Sydney, 2014

Court admissions

Supreme Court of New South Wales

High Court of Australia

Representative experience

Acting for liquidators of MB Australia Pty Limited formerly trading as Max Brenner.

Successfully acting for Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Gooley v NSW Rural Assistance Authority (No 3) [2019] NSWSC 1314 and on appeal on Gooley v NSW Rural Assistance Authority [2020] NSWCA 156.*

Advising major bank as lender on security position in respect of Dyldam Group facilities.*

Successfully acting for petitioning creditor in B Pty Ltd v Sutton [2020] FCA 3068 in contested bankruptcy proceedings.*

Successfully acting for petitioning creditors in Ritossa & Anor v Rutland & Anor [2019] FCCA 1219 in contested bankruptcy proceedings.*

Successfully acting for director on court application for orders under section 482 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) terminating liquidation of company.*

Acting for national supermarket group on restructurings of distressed credit facilities with franchisee supermarket operators.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.