Saša Zekanović

I practice in class actions, commercial law, debt recovery, bankruptcy, insolvency, and insurance. I have acted for the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation in both State and Federal Courts, private clients, and insurers. I previously worked at a boutique firm, predominantly in the areas of debt recovery and commercial litigation, and also represented the owner of a tertiary education institution in an administrative/merits review matter against the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

In 2018, I undertook a student exchange program in Uppsala, Sweden, studying World Trade Law and European Union Criminal Law. In April 2016, I was awarded the Sir Owen Dixon Chambers Prize for Academic Excellence and was also a Legal Research Assistant for UTS Associate Professor Penny Crofts.

Who I work with and what I do

I am part of the William Roberts class action team, predominantly assisting in matters in the Federal Court of Australia. I also work in general commercial litigation, as well as motor vehicle insurance claims.

My professional experience includes:

  • Drafting and issuing letters of demand in relation to contraventions of the Corporations Act in matters relating to insolvent trading claims, unlawful director related transactions and uncommercial transactions;
  • Defended debt proceedings;
  • Providing general commercial litigation advice in relation to potential recovery actions and likelihood of success;
  • Engaging in client meetings, discussing funding opportunities and potential claims;
  • Engaging in pre-litigation negotiations;
  • Preparing, reviewing and providing advice on evidence;
  • Attending directions hearings, pre-trial hearings and status conferences; and
  • Appearing in matters in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), the Local Court, the District Court, the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

Where I studied

I have a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

What I like to do

I enjoy staying active and love to spend my time off outdoors and at the beach. Growing up, I was an avid tennis player and regularly competed in tournaments. I now train in wrestling multiple times a week in order to keep fit. I am also passionate about world issues such as climate change and the welfare and treatment of animals. To that end, I have been a vegan for almost three years now and I have never felt better.