Litigation and dispute resolution
Our Commercial Disputes lawyers have a practical understanding of the challenges faced by the funds management industry. We provide useful risk management advice to ensure a dispute does not occur. But, if a dispute arises, we move quickly to resolve it efficiently through negotiation, mediation or, if necessary, through the courts. We offer fixed fee pricing for litigation.
We are proud that our clients choose us to provide ongoing strategic and risk management advice once a dispute has been resolved.
Examples of our work
ABC Learning Centres – representing a property fund which was a major landlord of ABC Learning Centres, and successfully intervening in the insolvency proceedings.
AFS licence – obtaining orders from the AAT overturning ASIC's decision to cancel a large fund manager's AFS licence.
Contested managed investment scheme meetings – advising many responsible entities and investors about how to call, plan for and run meetings designed to remove a responsible entity.
Centro (now Federation Centres) – advising the Centro MCS syndicate management business in the restructure of Centro Properties Group and Centro Retail Trust.
Financial Ombudsman Service/Credit Investment Ombudsman – advising AFS and credit licensees on internal and external dispute management and representation in FOS and CIO complaints.
Seven Fields Property – the successful Supreme Court challenge of a statutory levy in proceedings against the Murray Valley Citrus Board and the state government of Victoria.