Alexandra's particular expertise includes corporations and securities, contractual, insolvency, property, equity and trusts, banking and finance, and environmental matters.
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 country membership and governance matters and country lending programs.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Banking & Finance
- Commercial Arbitration
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporate Insolvency
- Corporations & Securities
- Energy & Resources
- Equity & Trusts
- Real Property
- Building & Construction
- Private International Law
- Major Torts
Master of Laws (NYU)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
Bachelor of Commerce (Econ)(Hons)(Melb)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
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).
Guest v Guest  VSC 761: acted for the plaintiff in application for preliminary discovery in relation to the administration of discretionary family trusts (led by Rodney Garratt QC).
In the matter of HWG Holdings Pty Ltd  VSC 519: acted for the plaintiffs in an application to rectify the share register by reason of a common mistake of the parties (led by Charles Scerri QC).
Melded Products Group Pty Ltd (in liq) v Tanjong Holdings Pty Ltd: acted for a landlord in a Supreme Court trial involving claims for trespass, conversion and detinue (settled during trial) (led by David Klempfner).
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).
Braude v Kaye  VSC 705: represented the plaintiff in a Supreme Court trial concerning breaches of contracts (led by Matthew Stirling).
Unled hearings and applications in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia, County Court, Federal Circuit Court, VCAT and the Magistrates’ Court.
Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association