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Alexandra Ottens

Expertise

Alexandra is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice group. Alexandra’s areas of expertise include property disputes, retail and commercial leasing disputes, complex commercial and contractual disputes, international arbitration and intellectual property.

Experience

Alexandra has acted for a wide range of clients in various sectors including mining and resources, manufacturing, retail, technology, property and corporate. She has represented clients in both state and federal jurisdictions.

Her recent experience includes:

Corporate and Commercial

  • defending Federal Court proceedings against the manufacturer of industrial machinery and its director against claims for negligent design and manufacture, breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • acting for liquidators in Federal Court proceedings arising out of a liquidation.

Mining

  • acting for a Queensland mining company in proceedings for compensation in the Land Court
  • acting for parties in a complex dispute arising out of a mining joint venture
  • acting for a Queensland mining company in a contractual dispute with a government owned corporation.

Intellectual property, technology and communications

  • acting for an Australian bank in Federal Court proceedings for breach of a trademark
  • acting for a Chinese company in an international arbitration conducted in accordance with the rules of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • acting for a corporate client in the Supreme Court of Queensland defending a claim for breach of contract and breach of copyright arising out of an IT licensing agreement
  • acting on behalf of a plaintiff in defamation proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Property and leasing

  • acting for a large franchisor in a retail lease dispute
  • acting for a commercial tenant in the District Court of Queensland defending a claim for damages for breach of a lease arising out of termination of the lease
  • acting for a land owner in a fraud case against various mortgagors
  • advising retail landlords on a variety of issues arising under retail shop leases, including claims for compensation under the Retail Shop Leases Act, collecting amounts owing under a lease, breach of lease and termination of leases.

Publications

18 April 2018 - Blog

Australian companies take note: You could be liable for failing to prevent your associates from engaging in foreign bribery

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Australian companies who conduct business abroad need to be aware of the imminent substantial change to the law regarding foreign bribery offences. If Australian companies fail to prevent their associates from engaging in foreign bribery, they could be subject to large penalties.

12 February 2018 - Blog

Key cases that transformed the legal landscape in 2017 - and how they will impact your business

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

With 2017 now behind us, it is timely to reflect upon significant decisions in the past year which will impact your business. From a record award of damages for defamation, to the first decision under...

22 January 2018 - Blog

Why executives - and former executives - in the banking, superannuation and financial services sectors should be on standby for scrutiny

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

As the business world kicks into action for the new year, there may have been little rest over the holidays for directors and officers in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry.