Ms Emma-Jane Stevens > Thomson Geer > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer
LEVEL 39, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER
525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia
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Work Department

Banking and Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Emma-Jane is a financial services, insolvency and reconstruction lawyer based in Melbourne. Her areas of expertise are corporate and personal insolvency, contentious banking litigation and advisory work.

Emma-Jane has more than 17 years’ experience in advising major banks, financial institutions and lenders in relation to personal and corporate insolvency issues, security documents and complex enforcement issues throughout Victoria, as well as in relation to frauds, forgeries and non-lending losses.

Her insolvency experience includes advising insolvency practitioners, creditors, debtors and directors, including in relation to receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation, and providing advice on technical issues including the scope of securities and voidable transactions.

Having worked in litigious practice groups for more than 17 years, Emma-Jane also has extensive general litigation expertise in all Victorian and Federal Courts, including the High Court of Australia.

Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • INSOL International

Education

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency

Thomson Geer saw notable expansion in late 2018 following its acquisition of legacy firm Kemp Strang, which brought five new specialist partners to the restructuring and insolvency practice. These include practice head Peter Harrison, litigators Phil Kaunitz and Michael Joseph, Nora Minassian, who leads the firm’s recoveries team; and Melbourne-based Emma-Jane Stevens. The group focuses on the financial services sector and counts major Australian and global banks as clients; it also acts for insolvency practitioners and other financial institutions. James Daniel and Norman Fryde are also recommended for contentious work and Michael Barrett is a restructuring specialist.