Piper Alderman acts in relation to banking and financial services related litigation and disputes nationally. In particular, we advise on the enforcement of loans and securities and the resolution of disputes with customers including those lodged with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).
Our lawyers act for various authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs), and other lenders, in relation to the enforcement of real property mortgages, chattel securities and unsecured loans in each Australian state and territory, whether they be National Credit Code (NCC) regulated or otherwise. Our experience advising ADIs covers secured and unsecured commercial recoveries, appointments of receivers and managers pursuant to security agreements, and drafting associated demands along with appointment documents.
We know clients need practical, reliable legal advice, which takes into account all their regulatory and other obligations. Our specialist team is on hand to help resolve a broad range of issues. For example, we know that enforcing some types of loans and mortgages gives rise to special issues, and we know how to address those issues.
Our expertise includes drafting client submissions to AFCA in relation to disputes and taking part in conciliation conferences. We are also experienced in dealing with security interest disputes associated with real property and goods. These includes caveat and equitable interest priority disputes, PPSA disputes, possession application disputes and injunction litigation.
Martin del Gallego
Chairman of Partners