Throughout my career, I have practiced in a wide variety of commercial law areas including commercial lending, restructuring and insolvency and commercial contract work for significant clients in the financial services, mining and agri-business sectors. I have also developed an expertise in personal property securities law.
Since relocating to Australia in 2011, my practice has focused on providing specialist advice on the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). Prior to setting out on my own as a consultant and legal practitioner, I was employed by top-tier firms in Australia assisting clients on the transition from the old law to dealing with and managing the complexities of the PPSA.
I have an unparalleled background working with the PPSA having gained extensive experience advising on PPSA matters while practicing in Canada and New Zealand, the jurisdictions upon whose legislation Australia’s PPSA is modelled.
I developed my PPSA expertise in Canada where the legislation has been in force for over 20 years. In New Zealand, I practiced in the banking and finance team of a national law firm where I assisted the firm and its commercial clients on all manner of issues arising in the transition to the PPSA.
In addition to my PPSA specialisation, my current preferred area of practice is debtor-creditor law. I advise across the full range of industries on matters relating to financing, commercial credit, insolvency and the provision of goods and services.
Read about my work in Australia.
I have published extensively and am regularly invited to speak at industry seminars on the PPSA’s impact on commercial transactions.
See a list of my publications and seminars.