Commercially minded and with ‘on the ground’ experience that provides insight into stakeholders’ perspectives, Aleksandar is a perceptive lawyer with a pragmatic understanding of litigation and insolvency in building and construction matters.

Aleksandar has experience working across an array of disputes including contractual, retail and commercial leasing, employment law, commercial disputes, property, shareholder, and trust disputes with a particular interest in building and construction disputes.

With this extensive experience in commercial disputes, Aleksandar has advised both singular shareholders and directors as well as companies and businesses. He has experience in multi-jurisdictional matters as well as complex matters based in other Australian states. He has appeared in VCAT, the Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, and the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

In addition to significant disputes and litigation experience, Aleksandar also has extensive insolvency expertise.

His experience includes representing liquidators and administrators, receivers and managers as well as creditors and third parties with an interest in the administration or liquidation of a company. He has also acted both for and against controllers.

This duality of perspective and ability to understand views of all stakeholders allows Aleksandar to take a well-rounded approach to insolvency issues. In addition, Aleksandar has experience with unfair preference claims, disputes between creditors in a liquidation, enforcing security interests, PPSR registration issues and conflicts relating to PPSR as well as negotiating Deed of Company Arrangements.

Armed with a background in business, Aleksandar is able to provide holistic advice by taking into consideration the legal implications as well as the commercial realities of a legal dispute and come up with a commercially pragmatic solution that is successful on all fronts. Fluent in Macedonian, Aleksandar is a talented lawyer who takes a genuine interest with those he works with.

Key Matters

  • Acted for and against builders in adjudication applications, pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002
  • Advised and acted for liquidator in a PPSR and secured interest dispute regarding a luxury motor vehicle
  • Acted for real estate agents in restraint of trade disputes
  • Successfully acted in a commercial arbitration regarding IT services
  • Successfully negotiated a number of settlements for landlords regarding commercial and retail tenancy disputes
  • Strategically defending or prosecuting unfair preference claims
  • Advising and acting for builders, contractors, subcontractors and property owners in commercial and residential building disputes
  • Advising and acting in Disputes relating to land and real property


Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Retail and commercial leasing disputes
  • Employment law disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Trust disputes
  • Trust disputes
  • Sale of Business
  • Insolvency

Recent Articles by Aleksandar Kovaceski

Zooming into Court: Hints and tips for appearing in virtual hearings

Have you been asked to appear in a virtual hearing? Regardless of whether this is your first or 100th time appearing in court, it is safe to say appearing in a court whilst in a global pandemic will be a...
26 August, 2020

Tools down, or are they? Are Domestic Building Disputes ever really done?

Domestic Building disputes occur frequently in Victoria, as well as the rest of Australia, for many reasons whether it be due to alleged defective works or unnecessary delay. When settling such disputes, it is vital to ensure that your Terms...
20 May, 2020

When enforcing a cost order, are solicitor’s fees in danger?

The recent High Court decision in the case of Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow[1] will have significant ramifications for solicitors (and barristers) being self-represented in their own personal matters.
16 September, 2019