Tanya Cross is a commercial litigator with over 15 years experience. She joined SBA in 2004, working closely with Sam Bond and Jeffrey Appel, and became a partner in 2015. Prior to SBA, Tanya held junior legal roles at a national law firm and a small commercial law practice.
Tanya has experience across a broad range of areas, such as contract, corporate and business disputes, property and building disputes, Australian Consumer Law matters, insolvency matters, fraudulent conduct claims, intellectual property matters, defamation actions, Water Act claims and owners’ corporation disputes. Her work has traversed a range of industries including professional and financial services, property development, retail, automotive, agribusiness and forestry, hospitality and fashion.
Tanya has represented clients in all state courts and the federal courts, VCAT, interstate courts, as well as the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (formerly the Financial Ombudsman Service) and Grain Trade Australia arbitrations. She acts for and has assisted in matters for multinational and listed companies, high net wealth individuals, SMEs, liquidators and administrators, professional services firms and family businesses.
Since joining SBA, Tanya has been involved in various high profile matters including the oppression proceeding between Grill’d shareholders, Fiat Chrysler litigation, Centro class action, Asahi Federal Court proceeding, ACCC petrol price fixing case and Gutnick v Dow Jones.
Tanya’s focus is understanding a client’s goals and finding the most efficient and commercial way of achieving them. She presents clear and decisive thinking and is known for her forensic analysis and assertiveness yet ease of manner.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and was named a Recommended Victorian Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer in the 2017 Doyle’s Guide to Australian Lawyers.