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Alison Cranney

Alison Cranney

Senior Associate

Alison is a disputes lawyer focused on regulatory investigations and financial services litigation.  

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Experience

Alison has broad experience conducting complex investigations involving multiple jurisdictions and regulatory authorities, and in a range of subject matters including insider trading, market manipulation, continuous disclosure obligations, misleading conduct, sponsor duties, money laundering, and anti-bribery and corruption. 

Alison has also advised on litigation proceedings across a range of industry sectors including financial services, energy and resources, media and telecommunications, and consumer goods. 

Alison spent two years on secondment to the in-house litigation teams of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank, where she advised on disputes and regulatory matters across Asia-Pacific, including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Indonesia and Australia.

Alison has worked in Sydney, Hong Kong, and London. 

Alison’s experience includes advising:

  • a global bank in relation to an investigation by ASIC into alleged insider trading
  • a fund manager defending a market manipulation claim in the Federal Court
  • a global investment bank in relation to an investigation by AUSTRAC into alleged reporting breaches
  • a company in relation to an investigation by the ACCC into alleged cartel conduct and concerted practices
  • various public companies in relation to schemes of arrangement
  • an international retail bank on a cross-border regulatory investigation into suspected money laundering
  • asset recovery proceedings following a civil fraud judgment in the High Court of England and Wales
  • a global investment bank defending a contract claim in relation to custody services in the High Court of Hong Kong

 

Background

Alison has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. 

She is qualified in Australia, and England and Wales.

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