We provide strategic risk management, dispute resolution, and litigation advice. We work closely with our Funds Management and Real Estate teams which means we are ideally placed to advocate for, and help resolve, disputes in those industries. We also provide commercial dispute resolution advice and conduct litigation for the business community generally, and for the clients of other specialist lawyers and business advisers. Here are some examples of our work…
Successfully defending claims of misleading and deceptive conduct in an explanatory memorandum sent to investors during a hostile managed investment scheme takeover.
Obtaining orders from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturning ASIC’s decision to cancel a large fund manager’s AFSL.
Carrying out audits of advertising and marketing material, and assisting with responding to communications from ASIC alleging deficiencies in material.
Successfully defending an individual and a corporate authorised representative in District Court proceedings for negligence and misleading or deceptive conduct in respect of financial advice provided to investors.
Acting for a licensee challenging the jurisdiction of AFCA to investigate multiple complaints stemming from the conduct of related parties of an authorised representative.
Acting for corporate entities and individuals, including AFSL holders, authorised representatives and employees, in relation to ASIC investigations and notices seeking provision of information or attendance at examinations with ASIC.
Successfully appealing ASIC’s decision to permanently ban our client and cancel the AFSL of the associated entity in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Successfully acting for the tenant of an industrial property in relation to delays for the completion of electrical works.
Obtaining novel orders to wind up a number of inter‑related agribusiness managed investment schemes on behalf of a fund manager.
Acting for a retail shopping centre owner to appeal three consecutive land valuations.
Acting for a responsible entity of a property fund in multiple Federal and Supreme Court proceedings about the acquisition and refurbishment of two commercial office, retail and hotel premises.
Acting for landlords of commercial, office and retail premises to recover rent arrears and advise on lease disputes involving breaches, misleading and deceptive conduct, tenant insolvency and market rent determinations.
Successfully resolving Federal Court proceedings for alleged breaches of employment contracts, directors’ duties, misuse of confidential information, and conspiracy, including settlement of an urgent injunction application.