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Ryan Hennessey
Ryan Hennessey
Baker & McKenzie

Of Counsel
+ 61 3 9617 4314

Ryan Hennessey is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team at Baker & McKenzie, Melbourne. Ryan has advised both local and international clients in relation to commercial disputes concerning a broad range of issues, insolvency and anti-bribery, and anti-corruption related issues. He also acts on a pro bono basis on behalf of clients of the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic and patients of the Peter Mac Cancer Centre. Prior to joining the Firm in 2004, Ryan worked at a top-tier accountancy firm focused on insolvency, restructuring and corporate finance. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia.

Practice Focus

Ryan has substantial experience in relation to the resolution of commercial disputes involving issues of contract law, environmental liability, insolvency, corporations law, the enforcement of securities and other complex commercial issues. He has also assisted clients with regulatory investigations and prosecutions concerning issues of fraud and bribery and corruption. Ryan has prepared for, appeared and instructed at both interlocutory and final hearings in the Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Court of Australia.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria - Member
  • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia - Member
  • Law Council of Australia - Member
  • International Women's Insolvency & Reconstruction Confederation - Member


High Court of Australia~Australia (2007)
Victoria~Australia (2005)


Queensland University of Technology  (Bachelor of Business) (2003)
Queensland University of Technology  (LL.B.) (2003)

Baker & McKenzie, an Australian Partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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