Natasha has worked closely with financiers and insolvency practitioners for 17 years. She advises clients on all aspects of banking and finance litigation (including FOS disputes), security enforcement, insolvency (reconstructions, workouts and formal appointments), general commercial disputes, disciplinary proceedings, and regulatory investigations. Natasha regularly presents to industry and clients and conducts training in her areas of expertise.
Natasha is a fellow of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) and was elected to the VIC/Tas Committee for FY17. She is also a member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL).
She has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in insolvency and reorganisation law and as a recommended lawyer in Insolvency & Restructuring in Victoria in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.
Natasha heads the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is actively involved in driving our push for Smarter recruitment as part of our inclusion in the Victorian State Government’s unconscious bias pilot announced in May 2016.
- Acting for financiers in all aspects of security enforcement and insolvency, including appointment of receivers and managers, investigating accountants and voluntary administrators.
- Advising financiers and receivers and managers in relation to managed investment schemes, including successful applications to wind up managed investment schemes and successfully defending an appeal to the Victorian Court of Appeal.
- Managing large portfolios of recovery proceedings for liquidators.
- Advising liquidators in respect of voidable transaction.
- Defending receivers in section 420A Corporations Act and other claims.
- Providing restructuring advice in respect of corporate groups, including an AIM listed entity (UK) and an ASX listed entity.
- Acting for auditors in defending third party proceedings brought by the directors of an insolvent company in relation to the liquidator’s insolvent trading claim.
- Acting for Australian liquidators in a proceeding in the Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada – the first time an Australian voluntary winding up was recognised in the US or anywhere else, as a ‘foreign main proceeding’.
- Representing insolvency practitioners before the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board, ASIC investigations and other disciplinary hearings.
- Acting in general commercial proceedings before the Supreme Court of Victoria, Victorian Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Australia, and High Court of Australia.