Alexandra's particular expertise includes corporations and securities, banking and finance, insolvency, property, and equity and trusts.
Before joining the bar, Alexandra was a senior associate in the litigation department at Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson), where she practised for approximately six years. She worked on litigation in a number of jurisdictions, including the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia. Alexandra was seconded for six months to the legal department of BHP Billiton.
Alexandra holds a Master of Laws from New York University, where she specialised in international litigation, arbitration, conflict of laws and international economic law.
Alexandra worked in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC for approximately one year, where she worked on governance matters and country lending programs.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Banking & Finance
- Building & Construction
- Commercial Arbitration
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporate Insolvency
- Corporations & Securities
- Energy & Resources
- Equity & Trusts
- Private International Law
- Real Property
- Class Actions
- Major Torts
- Class Actions
Master of Laws (NYU)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
Bachelor of Commerce (Econ)(Hons)(Melb)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
UGL Class Action: representing the applicant shareholders in the Federal Court shareholder class action (led by Rachel Doyle SC).
Re Connective Services Pty Ltd  VSCA 229,  VSC 609: represented the defendant companies at trial and on appeal in a derivative leave application (led by Allan Myers AC QC and Bernie Quinn QC).
ASIC v NSG Services Pty Ltd: acted for ASIC in a test case about the operation of the FoFA best interests legislation; construction of s 961B, s 961G and s 961L of the Corporations Act 2001 (led by Bernie Quinn QC).
ASIC v Uglii Corporation Ltd  FCA 1099: acted for ASIC in an application to appoint provisional liquidators to the defendant companies (led by Michael Pearce SC).
Vassiliadis v WAG Developments  VCC 795: represented the plaintiff in a trial concerning breaches of a contract of sale of land (unled).
Investec Australia Finance Pty Ltd v Butterss  VSC 80: acted for the plaintiff in a Supreme Court trial for the enforcement of a guarantee (unled).
ASIC v CME Capital Pty Ltd  FCA 1489: acted for two defendants in an application by ASIC for the appointment of provisional liquidators (unled).
Madden International v Lew Footwear  VSCA 90: acted in an appeal concerning the test for making an overseas defendant amenable to the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction (led by Rodney Garratt QC).
ICC Arbitration: acted for the respondent company in an ICC Arbitration (led by Penny Neskovcin).
Idalp Pty Ltd v CMC Markets: acted for a financial services provider in defending a Supreme Court claim for Barnes v Addy liability (led by Philip Solomon QC).
In the matter of Endota Holdings: acted for the defendant in oppression proceedings (led by Rodney Garratt QC).
Kelly & Ors v Willmott Forests Limited (in liq) & Ors: acted for Willmott Forests in defending class action proceedings in the Federal Court (with Robert Craig and Kane Loxley).
McDonald’s Australia v Bendigo and Adelaide Bank  VSCA 209: represented Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in an appeal concerning an agreement for lease and equitable liens (led by Rodney Garratt QC).
City of Casey v City of Frankston: acted for the City of Casey in a claim under contract and in equity arising from landfill contamination (led by Stuart Morris QC, Albert Monichino QC).
Egans Plant Hire v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group: represented ANZ and receivers in a Supreme Court trial concerning common law possessory liens and trusts (led by James Lockhart SC) (settled at trial) (e.g.  VSC 418).
ASIC v Fernandez (CALDB Matter No 02/VIC13): represented a liquidator in disqualification proceedings before the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board (unled).
Unled hearings and applications in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia, County Court, VCAT and the Magistrates’ Court.
Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association
Member of the Board of Directors of List G Barristers