Nathanael is an experienced commercial litigator and insolvency lawyer well-known for his practical and commercially focused approach to dispute resolution.

Nathanael’s expertise includes insolvency litigation, restructuring, risk management, dispute resolution strategies and negotiation, debt recovery, commercial arbitration and advice on corporate compliance and directors’ duties.

His commercial litigation practice includes the areas of franchising, leasing and property, shareholder disputes, building and construction and a variety of contractual disputes across a range of industries.

As an insolvency specialist, Nathanael regularly represents insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors in all areas of both corporate and personal insolvency. Whilst his technical ability and knowledge of the law is a cut above most, Nathanael’s focus on commercial and pragmatic outcomes sets him apart.

"I enjoy connecting with people from a range of backgrounds and can usually find a point of commonality."

Significant matters

Voluntary administration of a public company – successfully obtained court approval for extension of time in the administration and assisted the administrator to deal with regulatory and compliance issues, disputes and director investigations, enabling the client to achieve a sale of the business prior to liquidation.

Ford Kinter v Reliance Franchise Partners – acted for the successful vendor in claiming payments relating to the sale of an insurance book. Successfully opposed an appeal.

24 Hour Fitness v W & B Investment Group– acted for the landlord company in successfully defending a multi-million dollar damages claim and opposing an appeal on costs.

Bachelor of Laws, Monash University

Bachelor of Science, Monash University

Master of Laws (Applied Law) (Commercial Litigation), The College of Law

Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)

ARITA Advanced Certificate in Insolvency

Executive Board, Australia Malaysia Business Council Victoria

Litigation Executive Committee, Law Institute of Victoria

Human Rights Committee, Law Institute of Victoria

Professional Development Sub-committee, Women in Insolvency and Reconstruction Victoria (WIRV)

Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)

  • Arbitration
  • Building and Construction disputes
  • Corporations Act
  • Credit Management
  • Debt Recovery
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Directors’ Penalty Notices
  • Disputes between Directors
  • Franchising Code of Conduct disputes
  • Insolvency Bankruptcy and Reconstruction
  • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
  • Property/leasing disputes
  • Risk management and planning
  • Taxation disputes
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