International legal services

Sewell & Kettle has developed a unique international practice from its Sydney office. The firm delivers global litigation, asset recovery, and intermediary incorporation and agency services for Australian and international clients.

Sydney Office

Level 2, 255 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 9169 6832

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Asset and fraud recovery in Australia for international clients


In an international context, Australia is a small but attractive market for many foreign investors. Other than top-tier international law firms, there are few boutique Australian law firms that have developed ties with international law firms and other professionals. Sewell & Kettle is a boutique litigation and restructuring law firm based in Australia that works with clients around the world, including law firms and international investors in Australia.

Sewell & Kettle’s international offering includes:

  • Asset and fraud recovery in Australia for international clients
  • Local agent services for international law firms
  • Asset and fraud recovery overseas for Australian clients
  • Intermediary services and offshore incorporation for Australian clients

International – explained

Firm Principal Ben Sewell takes you through an explanation of our international services

International legal services

Local agent for international law firms

Sewell & Kettle acts as the local agent for international law firms in litigation and asset recovery actions in Australia. The scope of our services includes judgment and arbitration award enforcement and recoverability assessment. The firm has experience making urgent applications for freezing orders and we can coordinate these orders with corresponding orders obtained in overseas jurisdictions.

Asset and fraud recovery overseas for Australian clients

Sewell & Kettle acts for Australian clients that have litigation or asset recovery actions overseas. A special area of interest for the firm is the offshore jurisdictions of the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guernsey, Jersey and Panama. Sewell & Kettle has a strong network of law firms and professionals in these and other offshore jurisdictions, including the United States, to support action for asset and fraud recovery.

Intermediary services and offshore incorporation for Australian clients

The firm advises and represents Australians in dealings with companies registered offshore. The scope of our services also includes providing intermediary and fiduciary services in offshore jurisdictions.
This service helps Australian trustees, investment managers and individuals to navigate the offshore world.

For United States law firms and investors in Australia:

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Sewell & Kettle is a preferred supplier for the US Consulate in Australia.

Sewell & Kettle Lawyers have been added to the preferred supplier list for the US Consulate to assist US citizens and companies doing business in Australia.

Under the category of Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Sewell & Kettle Lawyers offer specialist advice to US citizens and companies. At this time Sewell & Kettle Lawyers is the only specialist Bankruptcy law firm on the US Consulate list.

The firm’s Principal, Ben Sewell, has a role on the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and acts for US law firms, companies and investors with business in Australia.

The current list of preferred suppliers of the US Consulate can be accessed here.

Ben says:

“We are proud to serve a variety of international clients including US investors and companies. We will continue to support them and also develop our professional contribution to the American Bankruptcy Institute.”