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Dispute Resolution




Andrew Carter is a partner in our dispute resolution practice

Andrew advises in the areas of corporate and securities market regulation, and administrative law. He has undertaken lead partner roles in some of Australia's largest corporate litigation. Andrew regularly acts in disputes involving regulators and where corporate law and public law principles are engaged. He is widely recognised as having depth of expertise in corporate and financial services law.

Andrew's expertise in major corporate litigation enables him to develop effective solutions in the most complex corporate disputes including leading class actions. He is experienced in using alternative dispute resolution to bring disputes to an early and cost effective end, and has been involved in resolving a number of complex multi-party disputes using creative solutions. Andrew believes in working together with our clients to understand their needs, and the non-legal, as well as legal, sources of any dispute. By bringing these elements together with his recognised legal expertise, he develops and delivers optimal outcomes.


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Carter  - Ashurst

Within: Dispute resolution

Ashurst's¬†‚Äėinvariably first-rate‚Äô team acts for a wide range of high-profile clients;¬†John Pavlakis¬†is representing BMW Australia in Supreme Court of New South Wales class action proceedings in relation to vehicles fitted with faulty airbags. Wen-Ts‚Äôai Lim¬†represents Hyundai Mobis in litigation with the insurers of Mobis Parts Australia following a warehouse collapse in 2015 and defended the Commonwealth of Australia in a misfeasance in public office action.¬†Georgia Quick¬†and¬†Andrew Carter¬†are key practitioners. The team, led by Sydney-based¬†Mark Elvy, has been bolstered by¬†Melanie McKean,¬†who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright. Catherine Pedler¬†has been promoted to partner.

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Dispute resolution: class actions

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

'Excellent in all areas', Ashurst excels in the financial institution, energy, resources and infrastructure sectors; clients include ANZ, KPMG, the New South Wales government and RBS. Mark Elvy leads the group and is the key name for cross-border litigation. John Pavlakis is 'an excellent strategic thinker and knows where to focus to strengthen weak points and shore up defences'; his recent work includes representing the Commonwealth of Australia in proceedings in Indonesia brought by 115 plaintiffs alleging negligence and violation of human rights arising out of the detention of Indonesian juveniles accused of people smuggling, and acting for BMW in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the high-profile Takata airbag class action. Clients also praise the 'excellent' Andrew Carter, financial services and infrastructure specialist Mark Bradley and the 'highly knowledgeable' Ian Bolster.

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