professional profile

I hold office as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel for the State of Victoria, and am admitted to legal practice in all States and Territories of Australia.

My areas of legal practice includes general commercial law, corporations and securities, property law, intellectual property (trade marks and copyright), technology, computer and internet related matters, domain name disputes, cross-border disputes, and alternative dispute resolution.

It also includes assisting clients with matters in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.

I am an accredited mediator and an appointed arbitrator on the Foreign Arbitrators panel of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center for disputes involving Technology and Manufacture (Computer and Electronic), Trademark, Contract, Cross-border Dispute Resolution.

I am also on the Czech Arbitration Court UDRP panel of arbitrators for UDRP disputes.

Court cases that I have worked on in the last several years and currently working on include:

  • Breach of contract in relation to loan agreements and territorial distribution agreements

  • Statutory fraud committed by perpetrators against the client’s interest in property and corporation (both in Victoria and New South Wales)

  • Infringement of trademarks, passing off, contravention of s. 18 of the Australian Consumer Law

  • Shareholders and Unit Holders dispute in the context of oppression proceedings and/or fraudulent activities

  • Claims brought under the Testator Family Maintenance provisions

  • Claims against professionals involved in fraudulent activities, including running scams and Ponzi type schemes

  • Providing strategic advice to property developers involved in high density apartment development and large scale land sub-divisions

  • Assisting client to launch civil proceedings for breach of contract (in excess of AUD$1M) against an individual domiciled in China

  • Freezing order of assets in excess of AUD$20M brought by overseas entities against individuals residing in Australia for alleged fraud

  • Providing expert opinion for use in courts in China and Singapore

  • Assisting lawyers (by providing legal opinions and/or drafting of complex legal points of claim) in Malaysia and Singapore in relation to their client’s high profile disputes in those jurisdictions

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William Lye OAM QC  黎威廉, 御用大律师 
Barrister at Law