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Dominique Engelter


With more than 10 years' experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Dominique Engelter has developed a reputation as an astute litigator and strong advocate for his client's interests. He adopts a pragmatic approach that takes into account the need to resolve disputes in a timely and cost effective fashion.

Dominique’s expertise includes insolvency, mining and trusts and estates litigation, although he handles a wide variety of commercial disputes in both State and Federal Courts. Dominique has the front end experience that comes from being counsel in Supreme Court trials, as well as providing back-of-house support to his clients through pre-litigation advice and mediation.

Dominique is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association, the Law Society of Western Australia, and several informal groups or networks such as Insolvency International, the Insolvency and Turnaround Network, and International Reconstruction and Insolvency Professionals Network. He regularly presents seminars on various subjects impacting company directors, insolvency practitioners, and mid-cap companies doing business in Australia.

Outside of the office Dominique likes to play outdoor beach volleyball, and engage in adventure holidays like off-road motorcycling through remote parts of South-East Asia.

Dominique is a Director of Williams + Hughes and is based in our West Perth office.

  • Corporate & business litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Trade Practices
  • Mining, resources, energy and mining services
  • Civil litigation
  • Trusts Litigation
  • Franchising
  • Agribusiness and farming
Dominique has:
  • Acted for a trustee in a significant bankruptcy investigation (creditors in excess of $30 million) including the necessary investigations and advice on sham transactions and statutory developments in bankruptcy asset recovery.
  • Advised clients in relation to cross border personal insolvency issues between Australia and New Zealand, and Australia and Malaysia. Dominique has also advised clients in Germany, the USA, Indonesia, and Malaysia in relation to multi-million dollar corporate insolvency matters in Australia, including the effect of the Personal Property & Securities Act regime on priority issues.
  • Acted in various corporate restructures, including a national residential construction group, the main corporate entity in the Western Australian abalone industry, a grain storage and containerization enterprise, and a national accountancy practice.
  • Acted for listed and unlisted mining companies in contractual disputes with corporate advisory firms concerning service agreements for ASX listings, disputes concerning exploration drilling contracts, and tenement disputes involving gold and iron ore interests valued between $3 million and $15 million.