Alex Johnson

Alex is a Special Counsel in the Sydney Litigation Group, specialising in complex dispute resolution, banking litigation and insolvency. He acts for most of Australia’s major financial institutions as well as mezzanine lenders, insolvency practitioners and multinational corporations.

Alex has extensive experience in representing major financial institutions in all areas of banking disputes including securities enforcement, fraud, misconduct as well as regulatory matters. He regularly advises insolvency practitioners in relation to various issues arising from receiverships, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement, liquidations and bankruptcies.

Alex provides advice and develops strategy that aligns with his clients’ business needs whilst remaining focused on the legal objectives. He is passionate about delivering outcomes for his clients.

Alex is ARITA accredited, having completed its Insolvency Education Program in 2012.

Experience

Alex’s experience includes advising:

  • Various business units whilst on secondment to a major Australian Bank‘s dispute resolution team in relation to a range of disputes including alleged breaches of conditions of Australian Financial Services Licenses and responsible lending obligations, securities enforcement, mistaken payments, breach of contract and fraud, as well as advising on regulatory and compliance issues;
  • A private equity lender in relation to a $42 million exposure in connection with an industrial development site including negotiating forbearance arrangements, advising on associated planning issues, restructuring of securing arrangements and associated enforcement issues;
  • A major Australian bank throughout the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry;
  • A major Australian bank in proceedings brought against it in the Supreme Court of New South Wales relating to a secured debt allegedly obtained by fraud; and
  • A corporate Commonwealth entity in proceedings before the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to the recovery of funds fraudulently misappropriated from it by a former employee.

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