Joyce, Helen

Helen Joyce

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Helen Joyce is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She joined the Firm as senior associate in 2010. Prior to this, Helen spent nine years working at Devonshires Solicitors in London, where she attained partnership. Helen is recognised in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 for Competition and Trade (Australia).

Practice Focus

Helen has extensive commercial litigation experience, advising clients on a broad range of matters including complex contractual disputes, competition, white collar fraud and regulatory investigations, and schemes of arrangement. In addition to her skills as a litigator, Helen has extensive experience representing clients in formal and informal negotiations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for a defendant in Federal Court proceedings brought by ASIC and related criminal proceedings in the county court in relation to alleged unregistered managed investment schemes.

  • Acted for a plaintiff in a claim in the Supreme Court for A$5 million for alleged breach of contract in relation to a failure to pay dividends.

  • Acted for a defendant in proceedings in the Supreme Court, seeking damages of A$29 million for alleged repudiation of a contract.

  • Acted for a defendant in a claim for alleged breach of an agreement to transfer shares; and a related action for shareholders oppression.

  • Acted in various matters in respect of obtaining court and ASIC scheme of arrangement approvals required under the Corporations Act.

  • Acted for an Australian top-20 company in a claim in the Federal Court of Australia under the Trade Practices Act, in respect of alleged misleading and deceptive conduct.

Admissions

  • Victoria~Australia (2010)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2001)
  • New Zealand (1996)

Education

  • University of Auckland (LL.B. Honors)
  • University of Auckland (B.A.)

Languages

  • English