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Colleen Platford

Sydney, Australia Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution
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Dispute Resolution - Australia

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Colleen Platford is variously viewed by market sources as a "great, dynamic and very strategic lawyer" and "premium litigator," while a client, who similarly characterises her as a "terrific litigator," adds: "I would always want her in my corner in a dispute." Her complex commercial litigation practice is largely focused on disputes concerning insolvency or trade practices.
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Colleen has extensive expertise in commercial litigation, class actions litigation and proceedings involving insolvency issues and restructuring. Colleen has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including high profile and highly contested litigation and regulatory investigations. Her clients include major corporations, including US corporations. Colleen is highly regarded for providing strategic advice, dealing with complex issues and obtaining commercial outcomes, and as such, she is considered one of the pre-eminent commercial litigators in Australia.

Colleen is recommended as "a superb practitioner who has deep expertise advising directors involved in investigations and litigation brought by regulators”, whose peers note, "You know you are in for a hard fight, but for sensible strategic discussions too."

Career

Colleen was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Female in the Insolvency and/or Restructuring Industry by the Women's Insolvency Network and is recognised as a leading practitioner in Professional Negligence by Who’s Who Legal 2020. Additionally, Colleen was Disputes Star of the Year (Australia) 2015 and 2016 at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards, and Partner of the Year at the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

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Colleen Platford

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