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Alexander Crisp

Senior Associate - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Expertise

Alex is a senior associate in the Melbourne Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group. He has significant experience in major commercial litigation and dispute resolution in both the private practice and in-house spheres. Alex has worked in relevant jurisdictions including all Victorian Courts, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court, and also has considerable overseas experience with large scale disputes in the UK and offshore jurisdictions.

Alex has advised and represented a range of clients, including large listed companies, private businesses, trustees and individuals. His expertise includes:

  • Corporations law, including director/shareholder disputes
  • trust litigation
  • professional negligence
  • Trade Practices and consumer law disputes including misrepresentations and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • general contractual disputes
  • breach of fiduciary duties matters.

Alex combines a detailed knowledge of applicable laws with a sound understanding of commercial realities to effectively represent the rights and interest of his clients. He provides strategic and practical advice and has a proactive approach to dispute resolution.

Experience

Alex has significant trial experience, as well as extensive involvement with alternative dispute resolution including mediation.

Alex has recently been involved in complex multi-jurisdictional litigation (primarily in the UK, Guernsey and the British Virgin Islands) following the collapse of a major Icelandic bank. This included an ongoing and widely reported UK Commercial Court proceeding for damages for malicious prosecution, unlawful act conspiracy and unlawful interference.

Alex has also acted in a high profile trade practices claim that reached the High Court of Australia, acted on behalf of the liquidator in the largest collapse of an Australian agribusiness company, and has acted in multiple director/shareholder disputes in the Supreme Court of Victoria.