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Commercial Litigation

Pre-empting and resolving disputes to mitigate risk


Even when resolved well, without high costs, disputes suck the energy out of businesses. They can distract leaders, damage relationships and create adverse publicity. That’s why our approach is to seek early and cost-effective resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation and expert determination.

From contractual to corporations law disputes, to property disputes, to arbitration, we can assist you with the most complex and challenging, domestic and international issues.

We provide coordinated and strategic advice to claimants and defendants in defamation claims and proceedings, and assist individuals and companies to control the use of confidential and private information, and to manage sensitive matters to protect personal and corporate reputations.

We also advise on competition and consumer regulatory actions and private litigation, including consumer protection.

Clients consult with us to manage distressed projects to ensure issues are resolved before disputes arise. We are adept at handling highly technical factual project and IT disputes, including those concerning contract and delivery performance issues, misleading and deceptive conduct, and equitable claims.

Our insolvency and restructuring practice works with individuals, companies and liquidators in liquidations, receiverships, voluntary administrations, bankruptcy, workouts, restructures and asset recovery. We also support debt recovery, and debt and security enforcement.

Clients value our absolute commitment to protecting their interests, resolving disputes quickly and commercially with minimal reputational damage.

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Nick Christiansen
Nick Christiansen
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2443+61 2 9260 2443
m: +61 404 820 086+61 404 820 086
o: Sydney
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Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2512+61 2 9260 2512
m: +61 412 868 331+61 412 868 331
o: Sydney
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