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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


Emma practises primarily in the areas of domestic and cross-border insolvency, banking and regulation, and commercial litigation. She regularly advises and acts for local and foreign liquidators, major financial institutions including each of Australia’s big four banks, corporations, investors and regulators.

Emma appeared for APRA in the Financial Services Royal Commission throughout 2018 and continues to act for APRA in superannuation-related matters. Her briefs have included: acting for receivers in contested litigation with the Commonwealth regarding the PPSA and the FEG scheme; for the Cayman Islands liquidators of the Centaur Group (an international fundraising and litigation funding group with foreign liquidators recognised in Australia under the cross-border insolvency regime); for court-appointed receivers in a complex debt recovery claim involving a Diocese of the Anglican Church and for an equipment finance company unled in the Court of Appeal.

Emma is a Fellow of INSOL International and a lecturer in Australian insolvency law for INSOL International’s Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency Law. Emma also has a detailed understanding of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, blockchain technology and their regulation.

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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