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Bartlett, Will
Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3568, Direct Fax: +61 2 9146 3600
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Will Bartlett is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office. He first joined the firm in 2019, working as an associate in the firm’s London office for several years. His current cross-border practice based in Sydney encompasses complex commercial litigation, financial litigation, insolvency litigation and arbitration. He has a particular focus on banking and financial litigation, including disputes related to securitisations, margin loans, prime brokerage, security documents, ISDA-governed transactions and derivatives (including interest rate swaps, commodities swaps, total return swaps and structured credit products). 

Prior to joining the firm, Will worked as a solicitor at a top-tier Australian law firm where he gained exposure to a range of commercial disputes and advised on contentious financial regulatory matters. He is admitted as a solicitor of both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Will graduated from the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours in law and was ranked in second place in the class of 2016. During his undergraduate studies he received seven academic prizes, including for the top student in first- and second- year and ranking first in four subjects. He went on to pursue a master’s law degree at the University of Oxford, completing the BCL with Distinction in 2019. On the BCL he specialised in English private law, including commercial banking and finance law, commercial remedies, and restitution of unjust enrichment.

  • Wadham College, University of Oxford
  • (Bachelor of Civil Law, Distinction, 2019)
    • Sir Henry Baker Memorial Fellowship
    • Burke Scholarship
    • King’s College London: Australian Bicentennial Scholarship
  • University of Tasmania
  • (B.A., International Relations, 2016)
  • (LL.B., First Class Honours, 2016)
    • University of Tasmania Law Review:
      • Student Editor, 2016
    • Journal of Law, Information and Science:
      • Student Editor, 2015
    • Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Moot Court:
      • National Semi-Finalist Team, 2015
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia

  • ‘Margin Call Disputes - Key Issues for Investors Under English Law’ Quinn Emanuel - Client Alerts
  • (15 December 2020)
  • Valve v ACCC: welcome guidance on the meaning of “carrying on business within Australia” under the Australian Consumer Law — however, questions remain about this concept under other Acts’ Inhouse Counsel – Volume 22(10) 2018
  • The raised spectre of silencing ‘political’ and ‘environmental’ protest: Will the High Court find the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 (Tas) impermissibly infringes the constitutionally implied freedom of political communication in Brown v The State of Tasmania? University of Tasmania Law Review: Volume 36(1) (2017)
  • D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2015] HCA 35: The plurality’s new factorial approach rearticulates the question asked in NRDC’ Journal of Law, Information and Science: Volume 24(1) (2016)
  • Common Law in the Age of Statutes – The Equity of the Statute’ University of Tasmania Law Review – Volume 34(2) 2016