Polat Siva

Polat specialises in litigation and insolvency.

Polat advises government and private clients in complex commercial disputes and regularly provides clients with strategic advice to avoid and resolve disputes where possible.

In the insolvency area, Polat regularly acts for financiers, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders in all aspects of administrations, liquidations and, receiverships.

Experience

Polat’s recent experience includes:

  • New Plymouth District Council: Acted for the New Plymouth District Council, the ultimate owner of Australia’s largest dairy farming operation in an M&A dispute in the Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal relating to the $280 million sale of the operation;
  • Airservices Australia: Acted for Airservices Australia in relation to a range of matters arising from a workplace incident in which there were three fatalities, including investigations into the incident, regulatory and compliance issues and preparation for and attendance at a coronial inquest;
  • Commonwealth of Australia: Acted for the Commonwealth of Australia in defending Supreme Court proceedings made by the owner of a premises in relation to the alleged breach by the Commonwealth of make good obligations;
  • Power and Water Corporation: Acted for Power and Water Corporation in relation to a $20 million claim relating to the installation of sewerage infrastructure in a remote community; and
  • Publicly listed company: Advised a publicly listed company and its subsidiaries in relation to solvency issues arising from regulatory and other legal action commenced against the group.

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