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Melanie Long

Lawyer
+61.3.9205.2077
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Long is a commercial litigation lawyer with a focus on banking and finance litigation, loan recovery and security enforcement as well as personal and corporate insolvency matters. She assists in providing advice to a number of major Australian banks, listed and unlisted companies, financiers and insolvency accounting firms.

Ms. Long also has experience as a corporate and transactional lawyer including drafting supply, distribution and licensing agreements, asset and share acquisitions and disposals, due diligence reviews, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and general commercial work.

Professional Background

Ms. Long joined K&L Gates as a graduate in 2015 and has completed rotations in the Commercial Disputes, Technology and Outsourcing and Intellectual Property teams.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member 
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
Commercial Litigation
  • Appearances in the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Assisting with advising on secured and unsecured debt proceedings, including recovery actions on behalf of receivers against borrowers in failed managed investment schemes such as the Great Southern Plantations.
  • Assisting with advising on statutory demands and winding up proceedings.
  • Assisting with advising on bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Assisting on advising on enforcements proceedings.

Corporate M&A
  • Assisting with various mergers and acquisitions by conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents and coordinating completion arrangements.
  • Assisting with advising in respect of Corporations Act 2001(Cth) issues, including directors' duties, company formations and shareholder rights.
  • Assisting with advising various incorporated associations and charitable organisations in relation to their corporate structure, company constitution, regulatory compliance and options for migration to a public company limited by guarantee.
  • Assisting with advising in respect of shareholder agreements and other general commercial advice.