Commercial Litigation

We handle the largest and most complex commercial disputes that are both strategically significant and highly sensitive. By evaluating all legal, commercial and reputational risks and exposures, we provide expert solutions, specifically tailored to each matter.

Our team members are not only exceptional commercial litigators but also subject matter experts, acting across all industries and areas of law. We act for or against major public and private corporations, State and Commonwealth Government bodies, individuals and associations.

How we can help

We specialise in litigation and disputes arising in contract, tort, equity, trusts, misleading or deceptive conduct, trade practices, telecommunications, the Corporations Act, oppression of shareholders, intellectual property and competition law.

We employ novel, market-leading methods to ensure success. Our agile approach and superior technical knowledge allow us to compete with all major national and international firms, to consistently achieve outstanding results. Adopting innovative strategies, including early-intervention, we reduce disruption to our client's internal resources and minimise unwanted expenditure, whilst maintaining a meticulous attention to detail.

Our relevant experience

Some of our experience includes:

  • Commonwealth of Australia in proceedings brought in the Supreme Court of NSW by Optus Networks Pty Ltd for over $1 billion in relation to the construction of a national broadband telecommunications network
  • Market-leading corporation defending allegations of breach of copyright and confidence made by a competitor, seeking damages in excess of $14M
  • Foreign entities being investigated as part of Project Wickenby, prosecuting Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 proceedings, defending against recovery proceedings in Victoria and New South Wales, and appearing in numerous major first-instance and appellate Federal Court and High Court hearings
  • Major Information Technology corporation in a dispute with a lead contractor on a large-scale re-host of critical information technology systems for a major Commonwealth Government department
  • Big 6 Bank in a dispute arising out of its acquisition of a major mortgage broking business, concerning allegations of shareholder oppression and breaches of statutory and fiduciary duties.
Stephen Gorry

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