Jonathan Kramersh

Jonathan Kramersh is a Partner in HWL Ebsworth’s Litigation practice and National Group Head of Insolvency and Restructuring.

Jonathan has been named by Best LawyersTM Australia 2020 in the categories of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation. He was also recognised for this area of law in 2016. Jonathan has also been named by Doyle’s Guide 2015 and 2016 for Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Melbourne and recommended as a Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution lawyer in 2016.

He practices in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on asset recovery, contractual, trade practice disputes and regulatory compliance. His practice includes:

  • Major corporate litigation in superior court jurisdictions;
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement;
  • Property and lease disputes;
  • Acting for insolvency practitioners in all aspects of external administrations, property/asset recovery, insolvent transactions, directions and public examinations; and
  • Representing financial institutions in recovery and enforcement of securities.

Jonathan has extensive commercial litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency law experience and has led and managed large legal teams in the management of commercial disputes of all sizes and complexities and worked on many high profile insolvencies.


Jonathan’s recent experience includes:

  • Financial institutions: Acting for financial institutions in relation to litigation against syndicate lead manager and the syndicate lead manager’s solicitors;
  • Liquidators, Receivers and Managers and Trustees: Engaged by Liquidators, Receivers and Managers and Trustees in Bankruptcy in relation to rendering of advice to them, assisting them in relation to complex legal and technical procedural aspects of their administrations;
  • National policy making: Engaged in fraud investigation and application for recovery proceedings for National policy making and service industry group;
  • Major corporations: Representing officers of major corporations in ASIC investigations including representation of individuals at senior level of the organisation at ASIC examinations; and
  • Publicly listed company: Acted for a director of a publicly listed company’s Super Fund to successfully challenge alleged contraventions of the SIS Act and successfully set aside a decision by APRA to disqualify the directors of the Super Fund.

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