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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney

Stan Lewis

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution.




Leading litigator Stan Lewis forges a new path to create innovative solutions for his clients - often by redefining the law. Specialising in large and complex disputes, Stan has acted in high profile corporate and securities law and professional negligence actions and has earned a reputation as a strategic and commercially minded litigator. Stan has represented parties in a number of landmark decisions in corporate law including Gambotto v WCP Ltd, a decision of the High Court of Australia, described at the time by the Australian Financial Review as a “ruling that has radically altered the balance of power within corporate Australia”. Stan also provides advice on takeovers, shareholder disputes, securities transactions, general business disputes, misleading conduct claims and investigations by regulatory bodies including ASIC, ASX and the ACCC.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Corrs Chambers Westgarth's¬†‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô practice, led by¬†James Whittaker, handles complex, high-value litigation and class actions, and regularly represents the government in contentious matters. It is acting for Trevor Flugge, the former head of the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), in civil penalty proceedings brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) against him, centred on allegations of payments by AWB to the Iraqi government in breach of UN sanctions. The team is also acting for Hancock¬†Prospecting in its defence of claims brought by two children of Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart and two third parties. Names to note include Mark Wilks, Stan Lewis, Chris Pagent¬†and Bronwyn Lincoln. The team has been bolstered by¬†Felicity Healy¬†from now-defunct Henry Davis York and Joshua Paffey¬†from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Dispute resolution: class actions

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

Corrs Chambers Westgarth's notable work highlights include Mark Wilks acting for Hancock Prospecting in claims brought by the children of Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart regarding the ownership of its key mining assets, advising litigation funder IMF Bentham on multiple class actions related to new residential developments in the Australian Capital Territory, and Chris Pagent defending Serco Australia and Broadspectrum in actions relating to immigration detention facilities the clients operate on Christmas island and Manus island and the treatment of detainees. Other key practitioners include practice head James Whittaker, Stan Lewis and financial services and product liability expert Brad Woodhouse.

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