Alex Nase

Alex-Nase Insolvency Solicitor Brisbane


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Professional experience

Alex was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland in 2005. Alex practised as a Barrister at the private bar, for about two and a half years, before joining Cowen Schwarz Marschke (formerly Tucker & Cowen) as a solicitor in September 2007. Alex was appointed an Associate of the firm in October 2011 and Special Counsel in November 2015.

Alex predominantly practises in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency. He has acted for a variety of clients, including property developers, lenders, insolvency practitioners and business owners in many complicated and substantial litigious matters, over many years.

Alex has experience acting for clients in a wide range of matters, including contractual disputes; claims for injunctions or other equitable relief; professional negligence claims; partnership and shareholder disputes; construction disputes; claims to recover loans or realise securities; insurance claims; claims under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; and claims under the Corporations Act 2001.

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

Ben Shaw

Ben Shaw Insolvency Lawyer Brisbane


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Professional experience

Ben joined Cowen Schwarz Marschke (formerly Tucker & Cowen) in 2020 after several years as a Partner at national and international firms. Over the course of his career, Ben has acted for all of Australia’s major banks, and many other local and international banks and financial institutions.

Ben acts for and advises financiers, insolvency practitioners, directors and individuals in commercial disputes, and in the wide range of issues that arise from corporate distress. Ben is experienced in a range of industry sectors including financial services, agribusiness and mining.

Ben is also experienced in estates litigation.

Ben is a sought after speaker and regularly presents to clients and industry bodies on insolvency, banking & finance and regulatory topics.

Ben is also a regular contributor to industry publications having had over 25 peer-reviewed articles published on banking & finance, insolvency, property law and regulatory topics.

Career highlights include:

  • Acting for an Australian bank in connection with distressed facilities totalling circa. $53M which included multiple proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts;
  • Acting for an international bank and its appointed receivers in connection with the realisation of a herd of circa. 15,000 livestock;
  • Acting for liquidators in connection with a circa. $70M claim for breach of directors’ duties;
  • Acting for the Australian subsidiary of a Japanese trading house in a circa. $100M claim for equitable compensation in connection with a coal mine in the Bowen Basin;
  • Acting for an international bank in arbitration proceedings defending a circa. $100M claim by a foreign state-owned enterprise.
Qualifications and Memberships
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Member of INSOL International

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