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Bill Petrovski

Bill is an experienced commercial litigator and adviser and the co-founder of William Roberts Lawyers.

He is regularly instructed by institutional and corporate clients:

  • From the banking and finance sector, including banks and other financial institutions;
  • From the insurance sector, including major Australian and London based insurers;
  • From the insolvency industry, including liquidators, receivers and administrators from major accounting firms. 

Bill regularly acts in class actions, including shareholder actions, as well as mass tort and consumer actions. Bill is regularly invited to present at leading class action forums and has presented to foreign judges on Australian class actions.

He has led both claims and defence teams in many complex litigated disputes as well as managing and coordinating repeat routine claims and defence work. He is regularly called upon to advise and act in strategically important matters that impact their business. His commercial litigation and advisory experience is broad and includes:

  • Acting in contentious and complex commercial and class actions disputes, including disputes concerning contracts, torts, trade practices, product liability, corporations and equitable relief to the value of hundreds of millions of dollars; 
  • Acting for banks and other financial institutions in contentious wholesale funding disputes, enforcement or recovery actions for possession and repayment and providing compliance advice, in respect to unconscionable conduct, misleading and deceptive conduct allegations, guarantees and contractual issues; 
  • Acting for insurers in respect of various insurance products, such as development and advice on policy wording, policy coverage or indemnity issues and complex claims, including class action claims; 
  • Acting for and advising liquidators, administrators and receivers from major accounting firms concerning company administration, including the negotiation and preparation of deeds of company arrangement, breach of directors duties and recovery of compensation for the benefit of creditors from voidable transactions and insolvent transactions.