Natalie Tatasciore

Partner

Sydney, Australia

Natalie has had responsibility for some of the firm’s most complex insolvency-related litigation, and has a track record of advising on some of Australia’s most high-profile litigation matters. Natalie is key to the KWM National R&I team and provides an advanced level of dispute resolution expertise possessed by few if any other firms in the Australian R&I market.

Recognised by clients and the R&I market as a high performing lawyer and a next generation leader, Natalie’s achievements are reflected in optimal outcomes for clients, including on their most strategically significant matters. Her specialism in Fair Entitlement Guarantee Scheme (FEG) related matters is well known from the marquee Re Amerind High Court litigation, the successful enforcement steps taken against Clive Palmer in the Queensland Nickel special purpose liquidation and other similar litigation. 

  • Queensland Nickel: acted for the Commonwealth of Australia and KPMG as the special purpose liquidators of Queensland Nickel, in relation to the now settled debt recovery actions against Clive Palmer, one of the most high-profile matters in Queensland.
  • Amerind: acted for the Commonwealth of Australia in its High Court victory in Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth of Australia and Others [2019] HCA 20 which settled diverging superior court authorities on whether the statutory priority regime established by sections 433, 556 and 561 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) applies to the distribution of assets of a "trading trust".
  • ICRA Rolleston Pty Ltd: Acting for the liquidators in the prosecution of numerous claims against the directors and office holders of the insolvent company.
  • Major Banks: acting in a number of defences to regulatory actions brought by ASIC against the major banks following the Financial Services Royal Commission.
  • Colonial First State Investment: acted on the appeal in the Federal Court on dismissed proceedings brought by ASIC regarding alleged breaches of remuneration provisions under the Corporations Act.
  • AMPFP: Acting in the defence of its class action by its financial advisers.
  • Secured creditor: Acting on a $30 million claim against the creditor for damages occasioned by the loss of the debtor’s business following the appointment by the secured creditor of a receiver.

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