Sarina primarily advises and acts for public and private companies, financial institutions and individual clients, in a wide range of advisory, insolvency and litigious matters.

Sarina has acted for many clients in various matters including:

  1. Major private public company – advising in all aspects of the running of its business and its governance;
  2. the major funder of Australia's largest recent insolvent group advising with regard to the funder's bilateral and syndicated facilities, its interactions with the Group’s deed administrators and with regard to a dispute involving invoice financing;
  3. in the insolvency and subsequent restructure of a large manufacturing and franchising group together with a number of disputes that arose as a result which were litigated in the Supreme Court of NSW; and
  4. in a contractual dispute that was successfully litigated in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.

Sarina also has expertise in the field of building and property development disputes acting for either of the builder, the property owner/developer or funder.

While spending a lot of time in Court, Sarina also takes special care in advising clients on the many options available to them to avoid litigation and the pitfalls associated with it.

Sarina was recognised as a 2019 Best Lawyer for Insolvency and Reconstruction in 2018 as published in the Australian Financial Review.

Sarina was recognised in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Sarina has also been recognised in the IFLR1000 Guide to Leading Financial Law Firms.

Direct: +61 2 8004 9741
Mobile: +61 (0) 411 223 992

Tim Scanlan


Rob Kardos


Warren Davis


Sarina Ropollo



Tony O’Reilly


Michael Jools

Special Counsel

Josie Marshall

Senior Associate

Jacob Thomas

Senior Associate

James Davidson

Senior Associate

Rob Jarvin

Senior Associate – Property

Ian Marsden

Senior Associate

Jacob Rodgers

Senior Associate

Caitlin Grose


Tristan O’Connor


Angella Kim


Liam Rozanski


Joshua Paveley


Natalie Bechara

Law Clerk

Carly Fifita

Practice Manager

Samantha Stoneham

Legal Assistant

Emma Edwards

Corporate Receptionist