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Sasson, Elan
Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3543
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

Elan Sasson is a Partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office. His practice has a dual-focus in representing funds and financial services clients in legal disputes and in driving or advising on strategic workouts and corporate insolvencies (with a focus on back-end disputes, investigations and recoveries).  Elan has experience across a range of industries, and, harnessing his background in commerce, brings unique and business-oriented commercial acumen to engagements. 

Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Elan worked as a litigator at an international law firm, and, earlier, was appointed and worked as Associate to the Hon. Justice M J Beazley AO on the New South Wales Court of Appeal (the now Governor of New South Wales).

Elan was a founding Committee Member of the Turnaround Management Association’s NextGen Committee in Australia.

  • Aurizon Holdings Limited
  • ICICI Bank Limited
  • Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited
  • Ellerston Capital Limited
  • KordaMentha Restructuring
  • Yancoal Australia Limited
  • University of Technology Sydney
    (LL.B., 2009)
    • HWL Ebsworth Prize
    • Mallesons Stephen Jaques Senior Mooting: First Place
  • University of New South Wales
    (B.Comm, Accounting & Business Law, 2005)
    • Dean Merit Listing, UWS
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • The High Court of Australia
  • Ranked by Lawdragon 500 Global Financial, Insolvency Litigation, 2024
  • Ranked by Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution (Australia): Up and Coming
    • "Elan is an exceptional and commercially pragmatic litigator who is a pleasure to work with."
  • B Deleuil, E Sasson and J Oakley, ‘Angels on your shoulders: observations on private equity involvement in Australian distressed debt scenarios’ [2021] (Oct) Financier Worldwide Magazine 65
  • Co-presenter, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association, presentation on the future of the Australian resources sector, 31 May 2017 (jointly presented with Fort Street Advisors).
  • Kaye (SC) R and Sasson E, Voluntary Administration: No Escape from Judgment in the District Court, Law Society of NSW Journal, May 2015.
  • O’Brien M, Walter D and Sasson E, Solicitation payments for bondholders permissible, Lexology, 2013.
  • Walter D and Busa S, A get out of gaol free card for landlords? Reviewing the High Court decision in Willmott Growers Inc v Willmott Forests Ltd [2013] HCA 15., Lexology, 2013 (contributing).
  • The Hon. Justice M J Beazley AO, Natural Justice: New South Wales cases in a Commonwealth context, AGS Administrative Law Symposium, 2010 (contributing).
  • Fmr Committee Member, NextGen Turnaround Management Association (Australian chapter)
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Associate Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association