Vanessa Munnecke

+61 3 8825 4800
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Vanessa is a dispute resolution lawyer with a special interest in insolvency. With a proactive approach, ability to think commercially and ‘outside the box’, Vanessa always takes the initiative to achieve best outcomes. She manages insolvency matters in a mature, professional and thorough way. Vanessa’s maturity, demonstrable initiative and strong decision making resulted in her receiving the WIRV (Women in Restructuring and Insolvency Victoria) Young Gun 2018 Award.

Significant matters

  • Negotiated a settlement of a proprietary claim on behalf of a liquidator.
  • Appeared on behalf of creditors at numerous winding up applications and at hearings of creditor’s petitions, including contested applications.
  • Advised liquidators, directors and companies on preference claims and voidable transaction claims.
  • Worked on matters involving applications to annul bankruptcies.
  • Successfully applied to the Court on behalf of a shareholder to terminate a winding up order.
  • Advised a liquidator on competing claims over assets and choses in action.

Areas of expertise

  • Preparing and appearing at the hearing of Winding Up Applications and Creditor’s Petitions;
  • Providing advice to liquidators on potential avenues of recovery, including voidable transactions;
  • Acting on behalf of both liquidators and shareholders of companies in liquidation in relation to applications to terminate the winding up of those companies;
  • Providing companies with assistance with debt collections, through both litigation and the use of statutory demands;
  • Providing clients with commercial advice regarding the prospects of recovery and the cost of recovery;
  • Acting on behalf of builders, developers and manufacturers in construction disputes;
  • Acting on behalf of consumers in disputes regarding Australian Consumer Law; and
  • Acting on behalf of shareholders in relation to complex disputes and oppression claims.

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