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Ly Hoang

Partner – Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Ly is an experienced commercial litigator who has worked at leading Australian and international law firms and as an in-house lawyer at a top-tier global investment firm. She enjoys solving complex problems and takes a meticulous and commercial approach when advising clients and resolving disputes. Ly is recognised as a trusted legal adviser with the ability to succinctly address key issues and provide a new perspective on matters. 

Ly has extensive experience acting for major financial institutions, corporations, insolvency practitioners, government departments and agencies, shareholders, directors and other senior executives in corporate, banking and finance, insolvency and commercial litigation matters. She is an experienced advocate who appears and instructs counsel in the Supreme and Federal Courts of Australia. She also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation, expert determination and early neutral evaluation.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Ly was a partner at Vincent Young, where she led the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Ly also previously worked at Morgan Stanley, DLA Piper, Maddocks and Dentons.


Commercial and Corporate Disputes, including Insolvency Litigation; Restructuring; Banking and Finance; Asset Recovery; Securities Enforcement; Property; Directors’ Duties; Shareholder Disputes; Misleading and Deceptive Conduct; Equity and Trusts



  • Master of Laws – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Technology, Sydney 
  • Bachelor of Business – University of Technology, Sydney
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and High Court of Australia



  • Acted for major financial institutions, corporations, and insolvency practitioners in contentious insolvency and administration matters, including complex recovery and winding up proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts of Australia.
  • Acted for shareholders in relation to breaches of a shareholders deed and directors’ duties, misleading and deceptive conduct, and the external administration of various companies.
  • Acted for the deed administrators of a company subject to a deed of company arrangement in obtaining leave of the Supreme Court of Victoria to transfer the company’s shares.
  • Acted for a director regarding a summons for public examination and fraudulent breach of trust claim brought by the receivers of several corporate trustees in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Acted for a group of investors seeking damages against a financial services licensee for losses caused by its authorised representative in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Acted for an ASX listed company in successfully obtaining an order made by the Federal Court of Australia approving a scheme of arrangement between the company and its members. 
  • Acted for a company in receivership and liquidation in a multimillion-dollar claim against an insurance company in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. 
  • Acted for a large public listed infrastructure company in Hong Kong seeking damages for misleading and deceptive conduct in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Acted for a company in Australia and its parent company in the United States in a valuation dispute arising from a shareholders agreement and put and call option deed.
  • Advised a top-tier global investment firm in respect of cash equities, derivatives, prime brokerage, securities lending, electronic trading, netting and collateral, insolvency and litigation.