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commercial | litigation | insolvency


Our Philosophy

You are our priority. We will ensure that you get the best and most commercial result possible in every situation.

Our Guarantee

Our industry experts will:

  1. listen and understand your circumstances or goals;

  2. carefully plan a strategy in order to take decisive action;

  3. provide you with a line of direct contact to answer your questions; 

  4. deliver clear, conclusive and targeted advice; and

  5. carefully execute our strategy to provide the optimum solution, specifically customised to your needs.

We offer a complimentary and obligation-free consultation to all new clients.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Please scroll down to read about our areas of expertise; Insolvency, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Commercial and Business Advisory.


The team at NicholasBlack has an exceptional record in representing liquidators, receivers, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy.  Our experts are experienced in providing complex restructuring and insolvency advice; we provide a commercial approach, backed by strong business acumen.

Some of our recent work has involved: ​

  • securing urgent ex parte freezing orders against groups of companies for suspected embezzlement of millions of dollars, committed by trusted advisers;

  • acting for the liquidators of a former ASX listed company in suing an international New York based investment consortium for the recovery of uncommercial transactions;

  • successfully defending a former-CEO against an $8,000,000.00 insolvent trading claim commenced by the liquidators of his former public company; 

  • representing the liquidators and receivers of a national development and construction group in bringing claims in excess of $75,000,000.00 for unconscionable conduct and breaches of the Banking Code of Practice; and

  • successfully negotiating a deed of company arrangement (DOCA) for an ASX listed company that saw our client take control and the majority interest before relisting.

If you or your business needs insolvency or restructuring advice, contact our experienced insolvency lawyers.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

​Our experts at NicholasBlack offer a strategic, commercial and practical approach to litigation.  We navigate through the flood of corporate and consumer legislation and regulations to find a solution to any dispute as quickly as possible.

Some of our recent work has involved:

  • assisting a national farming conglomerate in a farm debt mediation in excess of $17,000,000 and successfully negotiating an exceptional outcome;

  • representing five franchisees of an Australian eyewear brand in defending an action brought the franchisor which was based in Italy;

  • securing urgent injunctive relief for a notable international personality and his associated companies against former employees and the media;

  • representing an accommodation provider in suing a competing company for breaches of contract and for intellectual property and trademark infringement; and

  • bringing ex parte applications, seeking Anton Piller orders on behalf of a training organisation to prevent the destruction of evidence required to prosecute a rival organisation.

If you or your business needs advice regarding a dispute, contact our experienced litigation lawyers.

Commercial and Business Advisory

The team at NicholasBlack brings a wealth of experience advising private clients on corporate and commercial matters across a number of industries.

We have considerable business and management experience and are equipped to provide advice to corporate clients in key business, investment and transactional areas.  We appreciate that our clients operate in a global market and our lawyers are available whenever required.

Some of our notable work has involved:

  • restructuring a multinational group of companies in the telecommunications industry to enable it to continue to trade whilst ensuring a return to creditors;

  • advising on the acquisition of a national media corporation by an international client and dealing with the requisite legislative framework in both jurisdictions;

  • preparing supply chain agreements and brokering the subsequent deals between large scale logistics companies; and

  • advising clients on stringent terms and conditions to enable it to conduct business internationally within a highly regulated field.

If your business needs assistance with a commercial matter, contact our experienced commercial lawyers.

What?: About

NicholasBlack Lawyers is proud to announce we have merged with Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers effective 8 January 2024. More details of the announcement can be found here.

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