Eve Thomson Partner

Eve is a dispute resolution lawyer with broad experience in the conduct and resolution of complex disputes, as well as regulatory matters.

Eve has experience in various types of commercial disputes including actions under the Corporations Act, contractual disputes, negligence, insolvency litigation, defamation, fraud recovery and fraud prosecution, and judicial review.  Eve has acted for clients in litigation at both state and federal levels, and in other forums such as expert determinations and tribunals. 

Eve has assisted a wide range of clients including large listed and unlisted corporations, national media organisations, banks, administrators, receivers and liquidators, property developers and local government.  Eve has been listed in Best Lawyers Australia in litigation since 2020.

Experience

Financial and professional services

Lehman Brothers Australia investors

Acting for a large number of separate investors in preparing and submitting claims in the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Australia for significant losses incurred through investments in synthetic collateralised debt obligations.

PPB Advisory

Acted for the administrators of the RiverCity Group in significant administration proceedings in the Federal Court in Brisbane, and in particular, in successful court applications for extensions of the convening period for creditors’ meetings and orders protecting the administrators’ actions in connection with a class action and other proceedings.

Bentleys

Acting for the liquidators of the Octaviar Group of companies in relation to applications to the court for directions and approvals.

DDH Graham Ltd

Assisted DDH Graham in defence of a Federal Court class action brought by a number of former clients of Sherwin Financial Planners against DDH Graham and the Bank of Queensland.

Infrastructure

SEA Gas

Acting in judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

United Water International (a subsidiary of French based Veolia Water)

Acted in two consecutive expert price determinations in respect of a multi-million dollar legal dispute over Adelaide metropolitan water and wastewater infrastructure outsourcing contract.

Port Operators

Acting in relation to disputes arising from the operation of the ports and regulatory matters.

Mining

Global resources company

Acted for a global resources company in defending a multi-million dollar claim in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Media

Are Media Group

Provides pre-publication advice to various publications of the Bauer Are Group.

Seven News Online

Provides pre-publication advice for online news services.

Yahoo

Provides prepublication advice for online news services.

Defamation

Acted for large corporate clients in the defence of defamation proceedings commenced in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and South Australia.

Recognition

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Finance, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Adelaide

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of South Australia
  • Member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Member of the Communication and Media Lawyers Association

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