Ekaterina ZotovaAssociate

Ekaterina Zotova is an associate with Resolve Litigation Lawyers. She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in December 2018.

Ekaterina has acted in a range of commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and financial compliance matters.

Her experience includes acting for clients in the Federal and State courts and tribunals in proceedings concerning administrative law, competition and consumer law, contractual disputes, debt recovery, insolvency, financial compliance, and professional negligence.

She has also represented clients in investigations by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian Financial Compliance Authority (AFCA), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

Ekaterina holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Sydney and has a law degree from the Peter the Great University in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She also has over 2 years experience practising law in Saint Petersburg specialising in corporations, construction, commercial and employment law. Ekaterina is fluent in English and Russian.

Ekaterina has over 4 years of accounting and financial experience.

Ekaterina has acted for clients in the following matters:

Expertise
  • Advising a multi-national electronics business about compliance with competition law, including about whether implementing new technology would restrict dealings, affect competition or amount to misuse of market power.
  • Advising a national retail business about an application for a no adverse costs order in its potential restrictive trade practices claim.
  • Advising employees and former employees of the major national flat steel manufacturer and a national IT service provider during cartel investigations of the ACCC.
  • Advising a national outdoor gear company about compliance of its advertising campaign with the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Advising clients about Australian Consumer Law claims, including misleading or deceptive conduct, exclusive dealing and the applicability of safety standards to a client’s products.
See Competition and Consumer Law
  • Conducting winding-up proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
  • Acting for a creditor in proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to a rejected proof of debt.
See Insolvency
  • Providing advice in relation to potential patent proceedings.
See Intellectual Property
  • Advising a multi-national business in relation to contractual disputes and debt recovery.
  • Representing a national food distribution company in proceedings in relation to disputes with suppliers and former officers.
  • Acting for a national electricity retailer in proceedings concerning a dispute with its former accountants.
  • Acting in relation to complex probate and family provision claim proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
  • Advising a national retail business about anticipated Federal Court of Australia proceedings alleging misuse of market power.
See Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Advising clients about professional negligence claims, including claims against financial advisory, tax advisory and accounting
  • Acting for clients in relation to disputes against stockbroking firms concerning derivatives trading.
See Professional Negligence
  • Acting for clients in relation to their complaints to AFCA.
  • Acting for over 40 employees and officers of banks and insurance companies in connection with ASIC investigations, including in relation to:
    • transactions involving hedging risks with currency swaps;
    • money laundering compliance and IFTI reporting;
    • ‘fees for no service’ behaviour;
    • obligations imposed on the trustees of regulated superannuation funds;
    • deduction of advisor fees from customer accounts; and
    • cash management product policies and procedures.
  • Acting for the employees and officers of banks and other entities in connection with ACCC investigations, including in relation to:
    • syndicated lending facilities;
    • civil cartel proceedings against the major manufacturer of flat steel products in Australia; and
    • criminal cartel proceedings against a global shipping company and its officers.
  • Acting for the employees and officers of banks and other entities in connection with APRA and AUSTRAC investigations, including in relation to money laundering and IFTI compliance.
See Regulatory Investigations and Compliance