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William Madani


William has over 15 years of experience in litigation, disputes and contentious regulatory investigations – both in Australia and the UK.

William has a strong track record of providing timely and commercial litigation and legal advisory services and regularly acts for government and corporate clients. 

William prides himself on his inter-personal skills which has led to the development of productive and enduring relationships with his clients. These inter-personal skills are frequently relied upon in order to achieve excellent commercial outcomes for clients.


William’s experience includes:

  • acting for ASIC in significant and complex Federal Court Litigation 
  • acting for sophisticated corporate and commercial clients in litigated matters before the Federal Court and NSW and Victorian Supreme Courts
  • acting for directors in litigation brought by shareholders
  • acting for directors in litigation and disciplinary proceedings brought by ASIC
  • acting for a range of professionals including directors, accountants, auditors, financial planners and insurance brokers in a broad range of regulatory, negligence, fraud and contractual disputes
  • acting for high net worth individuals, including foreign nationals arising from disputes relating to failed investments in Australia
  • acting for domestic insurers and various London underwriters for the purpose of providing complex indemnity advice and/or in financial lines indemnity disputes
  • providing pre-litigation advisory work to a range of commercial and government clients.


02 November 2022 - Knowledge

The High Court re-affirms the ‘presumption’ of advancement

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Private Client Practice

The High Court has clarified the status of the ‘presumption of advancement’ and re-affirmed resulting trusts as a “land-mark” of the common law

15 June 2022 - Knowledge

Be warned (or reprimanded) – ASIC’s new powers against financial advisors

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Regulatory, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has recently released Information Sheet 270, which deals with its powers to issue reprimands and warnings under the Better Advice Act.

08 February 2022 - Knowledge

Are you ready for the Better Advice Act?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The Better Advice Act commenced on 29 October 2021 and introduced a number of requirements for financial advisers. This article focuses on the new ASIC panel and its implications for financial advisers.

08 September 2021 - Knowledge

Pitfalls and proposed changes in the use of R&D tax incentives


We look at two common mistakes in R&D tax offset claims, a landmark promoter penalty against a former tax agent and accountant, and recent regulatory developments in the R&D tax incentive space.