The new partner also served as the bank’s acting GM and has over 17 years of legal experience
The disputes head at Commonwealth Bank of Australia-owned ASB has joined the partnership at Lowndes Jordan.
Liz Gellert focuses on commercial litigation, providing strategic advice on contentious matters. She has helped generate favourable decisions for her clients in complex disputes coming before the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Over a legal career spanning more than 17 years, she has advised corporates, insurance companies, banks and finance companies in various sectors. She is knowledgeable with regard to emerging legal and regulatory requirements.
In addition to heading the disputes team at ASB, Gellert served as the bank’s acting general manager. She has also recorded stints with top firms in New Zealand.
Lowndes Jordan described Gellert as “an experienced advocate with exceptional relationship-building skills,” as well as with “an invaluable understanding of client needs and a reputation for delivering high-quality, pragmatic and future-proofed advice.” The firm also highlighted her “high-quality analytical, technical, risk mitigation and problem-solving skills.”
Gellert will be working with the firm’s litigation group.
Gellert’s partnership appointment follows the appointment of Mark Allen as a senior associate, who joined Lowndes Jordan’s corporate and commercial practice in late April. Allen has handled matters involving M&A, capital raisings, IPOs, corporate governance, procurement and outsourcing transactions.
“He provides tailored, client-focused advice that is pragmatic and commercially astute,” Lowndes Jordan said on its website. “We are delighted to welcome an outstanding lawyer to our corporate and commercial team.”
Last year, the firm also welcomed commercial law star Sarah Kerr to the partnership.