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Emma Beechey

Bachelor of Civil Law - University of Oxford (2009)
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) - University of Queensland (2007)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Sydney (1997)


Admitted to the Bar 2013


Ms Beechey practises in commercial litigation, with specialisations in domestic and cross-border insolvency, banking and financial regulation. She regularly acts for local and foreign insolvency practitioners, major financial institutions, corporations, investors and regulators in complex commercial and insolvency matters.

She appears in all Australian courts, principally in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of New South Wales at both trial and appellate level. She has appeared unled in significant cases at both first instance and on appeal. Her recent briefs include appearing unled for Garuda Indonesia in the NSW Court of Appeal in a successful claim of foreign state immunity; appearing for SMBC in relation to the Forum Finance fraud; appearing for three successful defendants in the Anchorage v Bakewell proceedings; and appearing unled in the NSW Court of Appeal in Caron v Jahani (No 2) (2020) 102 NSWLR 537.

Her recent cross-border insolvency briefs have included acting for Thai Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Astora Women’s Health, and the liquidators of GetSwift and Caledonian Bank.

Ms Beechey also acts for financial regulators including ASIC and APRA, including in cryptocurrency-related matters and superannuation matters.

Ms Beechey is recognised annually in each of the Australian ranking guides. She is a Fellow of INSOL International and the lecturer for the Australian module of the INSOL Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency Law. She also has a detailed understanding of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, blockchain technology and NFTs.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Arbitrators / Mediators
  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Building, Construction and Technology
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Cross-border Insolvency
    • Real property
    • Superannuation
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Property
    • Trusts
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry


Banks & Financial Services, Funds, Technology, Media & Telecommunications,

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