Areas of Expertise

Disputes & Litigation, Banking & Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency

Phil Kaunitz advises on commercial disputes and insolvency. He acts in all Australian jurisdictions.

He advises on all aspects of business and company disputes including contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, sale of business disputes, property disputes and claims under the competition and consumer law.

Phil has significant experience in financial services disputes. He acts for all four major banks, other non-bank lenders and private lenders in relation to disputes, regulatory matters, enforcement action and insolvency.

He also acts for insolvency practitioners and stakeholders in all aspects of insolvency.

What others say

"Recognised – Australia, Restructuring and Insolvency"
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018 & 2020
"Recognised – Australia, Dispute Resolution"
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019


Major bank

Acting for a major bank in a claim against a supplier for breach of contract and negligence.

Large private property group

Acting for a large private property group in a dispute arising from a joint venture to develop a parcel of land.

Minority shareholder

Acting for a minority shareholder in a dispute regarding the sale of shares.

Medical supplies

Acting for the seller in a dispute arising from the sale of a medical supplies business.

Public mining company

Acting for a public mining company in response to an application for judicial review of a decision to grant it a prospecting licence and lease of land.

Intellectual Property

Acting for an employer in a claim against its employee for misappropriation of intellectual property.