Craig Healy

Special Counsel
Melbourne

Legal Expertise

Expertise

Craig has almost 20 years’ experience in advising clients across a diverse range of commercial law. With broad expertise, Craig brings a different perspective to the table, sought after by clients.

His commercial law experience includes assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) advice, privacy law, insolvency law, terms of trade, shareholders agreements and commercial litigation (including tax litigation).

Craig advises mid-market clients in a wide variety of commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, and advice and documents in the technology sector. He recently assisted a technology client to comply with a regulatory regime governing the use of government health identifiers, and with privacy law issues.

His expertise covers:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) advice;
  • self-managed superannuation funds
  • privacy law
  • insolvency law
  • advertising clearances
  • terms of trade
  • shareholders agreements
  • commercial litigation, inclusive of tax litigation
  • employment law.

Experience

  • Advising SME clients on the sale and acquisition of businesses in the IT and engineering fields (among others)

  • Assisting an IT company in the health sector to comply with a regulatory regime governing the use of government health identifiers, and with privacy law issues

  • Providing advertising clearance advice

  • Developing privacy policies for SMEs

  • Acting for liquidators seeking to recover unfair preference payments and advising on disputed PPSR registration

  • Drafting a deed of company arrangement, which required for its successful conclusion the satisfactory completion of litigation in Italy

  • Drafting terms of trade for numerous SMEs, taking into account the requirements of the Australian Consumer Law and the PPSA

  • Successfully resolving a dispute against the ATO in relation to deemed dividends under Division 7A of Part III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Monash University)

  • Professional Certificate in SMSFs (University of Adelaide)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Victoria

  • All federal jurisdictions

“I consider myself a problem solver. What I bring to the table is a solution focused, alternative perspective, due to my broad range of expertise.”