Alison specialises in advising and representing lenders in recovery actions as well as insolvency practitioners across receiverships, liquidations and administrations.
Alison Robertson is the lead partner of Lavan’s Recovery, Reconstruction and Insolvency team.
Alison works with Westpac Banking Corporation, St.George Bank and National Australia Bank Limited in relation to all aspects of secured and unsecured recovery. She also advises ANZ, HSBC and Bendigo Bank in recovery matters. In addition, Alison acts for insolvency practitioners including KordaMentha, EY, KPMG, Ferrier Hodgson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, McGrathNicol and Partners, PPB Advisory, Pitcher Partners, Deloitte and FTI Consulting. She has extensive experience in advisory work and litigation arising from administrations, liquidations and receiverships.
Alison’s recent and current major projects include acting for Westpac Banking Corporation and St.George Bank in respect of several complex property group controllerships, Westpac Banking Corporation in complex guarantee recovery actions and acting for National Australia Bank Limited in relation to property, building and construction and agribusiness exposures.
Alison’s recent work includes acting for the receivers of Pluton Resources Ltd and its joint venture partner Wise Energy Ltd including successful litigation, acting for the liquidators of the Forge Group, working with the administrators of Enerji Ltd, advising a major bank in relation to its exposure to ILH Limited, advising a New York based hedge fund in respect of its debt exposure to a West Australian mining concern, assisting in the scheme of arrangement for the Barrick Group, acting for partners in an accounting firm in a partnership dispute, acting for the liquidators of the Allmine Group, working with the receivers of the Newman Hotel complex, and acting for major banks defending claims by existing or former customers and guarantors.
Banking and Finance recovery, advice and litigation
Corporate insolvency and turnaround management
Bachelor of Laws
University of Western Australia (1994)
High Court of Australia (1997)
Asialaw Profiles (Restructuring and Insolvency) 2014, 2015
Best Lawyers (Insolvency and Reorganisation Law) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chambers Asia Pacific (Restructuring/Insolvency) Up and Coming 2016, 2017
Doyle’s Guide (Insolvency) Leading Lawyer, 2017, 2018
Doyle’s Guide (Insolvency) Recommended Lawyer, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of Business Law Section of Law Council of Australia
Joint Law Society of Western Australia and Law Council of Australia Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee
The Insolvency Professionals Network