Ms Catherine M Pierce

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Catherine practices principally in commercial, taxation and insolvency law. Catherine has also appeared in both international and domestic commercial arbitration.

Before signing the Bar Roll, Catherine worked as a solicitor in Hong Kong and Melbourne.  In Hong Kong, Catherine advised principally on cross-border insolvency and corporate and financial restructuring.

Catherine has also worked for many years as an interpreter in French and Mandarin Chinese.

Recent cases in which Catherine has appeared include: 

Numo Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue [2016] VSC 274:

Orica Limited v Commissioner of Taxation [2015] FCA 1399; 

Australasian Annuities Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Rowley Super Fund Pty Ltd[2015] VSCA 9;

Parque Pty Ltd v Chung’s Oriental Trading Pty Ltd [2015] VSC 30;

ASIC v Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd (In Liq) [2014] FCA 1308;

Marsh v Baxter [2014] WASC 187;

PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCAFC 71;

ZZGN v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 351;

500 Burwood Highway Pty Ltd v Australian Unity Ltd [2012] VSC 596;

Management 3 Group Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Lenny’s Commercial Kitchens Pty Ltd [2011] FCAFC 162. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    26 April 2004
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    27 October 2011

Areas of Speciality

  • Asia Practice
  • Banking & Finance
  • Equity
  • Insolvency Law