Alana is an experienced litigation lawyer who specialises in retail leasing and property disputes, corporate crime and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and complex commercial disputes.
In leasing and property matters, Alana advises some of Australia’s largest retail and commercial landlords, shopping centre managers and tenants in matters of strategy, risk assessment and management, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.
In corporate crime and regulatory matters, Alana has particular experience in defending directors and officers charged with foreign bribery and corruption. She also acts for clients in ASIC and AFP investigations and prosecutions. Additionally, Alana has worked on a number of financial services matters for ASIC and on various Royal Commissions and Inquiries.
Alana also represents clients in Corporations Act, commercial and contractual disputes and in litigation arising out of wills and deceased estates.
Since being admitted to practice in 2009, Alana has acted in a number of high profile disputes and investigations.
Some examples of her recent work include:
In 2013/2014, Alana spent a year working for ASIC as a lawyer in its Financial Services Enforcement team. Whilst at ASIC, Alana was involved in a number of investigations arising out of suspected breaches of the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act, particularly in relation to superannuation and self-managed super funds. In this role, Alana conducted numerous ASIC Act examinations of persons of interest, used ASIC’s compulsory powers to gather evidence from corporations and individuals and participated in the execution of an ASIC search warrant in conjunction with the AFP. As a result of this work, Alana has gained a unique insight into ASIC’s enforcement operations and the way in which it approaches its investigations and prosecutions.
31 May 2023 - Knowledge
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation
A recent Supreme Court decision has confirmed that the right to inspect and obtain copies of the company register under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) includes access to members’ email addresses where nominated as a means of communication.
21 Feb 24 - Melbourne
The Victorian construction industry is highly regulated with directors and officers of construction companies facing general and specific risks of personal liability for the acts of their companies. In this in-person seminar, partners Ben Marshall, Chris Brodrick and Lachlan Ingram will explore three key areas of concern for directors and officers in the construction industry.
21 Feb 24
In the first instalment of our 2024 Construction & Infrastructure webinar series, partner Christine Jones will round up the significant decisions from 2023 concerning the NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act and forecast what's to come in the new year. The one-hour online session will review last year's key changes to the Act, delve into the latest adjudication statistics and explore potential trends for 2024.
22 Feb 24 - Sydney
One of the few things we can rely on is change. Our annual NSW Government lawyers CLE intensive returns as an in-person CLE day, offering a range of topics and CPD core units. This year’s program invites us to filter through the noise and refresh key concepts and skills necessary for the year ahead.