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Isabella Pierri

Isabella Pierri, lawyer at Lander & Rogers
Senior Associate
Commercial Disputes
Isabella Pierri, lawyer at Lander & Rogers

Isabella is a senior associate in the Commercial Disputes team at Lander & Rogers. She advises her clients on a range of general commercial, personal and corporate insolvency and securities matters.

Experience

Isabella is a commercial and results-driven lawyer. She is pragmatic and thoughtful in her approach to advising her clients. Prior to working at Lander & Rogers, Isabella was an Associate in the Commercial, Insolvency and Restructuring team of a national law firm. Isabella has broad experience working on litigious matters in both Victoria and New South Wales.

Isabella's areas of expertise include:

  • general commercial litigation
  • corporate insolvency
  • personal insolvency
  • security enforcement and registration, including under the Personal Property Securities Act
  • general commercial advice

Isabella is a member of the Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria (WIRV) and sits on the communications sub-committee.

Career highlights

Isabella's experience includes advising:

  • a large retail Australian corporation on defence of an unfair preference claim and validity of security registrations, including providing advice and formal correspondence as to the enforceability of security registrations, the merits of an application under section 588FM of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
  • the liquidators of a complex investment scheme and unit trust in relation to an application filed in the Federal Court of Australia for directions as to the distribution of assets of the trust.
  • a subsidiary of a large retail Australian corporation in relation to a claim for compensation arising from a licence for a petrol station convenience store involving complex property agreements, engaging experts and negotiating a just and equitable value of the property.
  • acting on behalf of a government body in the Supreme Court of Victoria in application to wind-up a company conducting a law practice on grounds of insolvency and just and equitable grounds.
  • a high net worth individual and his corporate property group in a major commercial litigation dispute with former directors for misleading and deceptive conduct, enforcement of guarantees and breach of contract and fiduciary duties.
  • the liquidator of a corporate group comprising 17 companies, including conducting public examinations, an insolvent trading claim and application to distribute funds recovered.
  • a liquidator on a section 530C warrant claim in the Federal Court of Australia, advising the liquidator as to enforcement of warrant and disposal of assets
  • a director in general commercial litigation for recovery of a mistaken overpayment under a loan agreement with a former employee
  • administrators, including filing an urgent interlocutory application for an order that the winding-up proceedings be adjourned in circumstances where the administrators were appointed the day earlier
  • administrators, including filing an urgent application in the Supreme Court of NSW for the extension of the convening period, drafting funding agreement and Deed of Company Arrangement

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