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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Australia > Dispute resolution

Norton Rose Fulbright handles disputes across a wide range of sectors such as energy and mining, financial services, health and aged care, and infrastructure and construction. The team often adopts a multi-disciplinary approach; recent examples include close cooperation with the firm’s environmental, construction and energy teams. The practice is jointly headed by Rebecca Whittle and Melbourne-based Cameron Harvey. Clients single out the expertise of Grant Bonner, whose practice focuses on corporate litigation and regulatory investigations. ‘Excellent achiever’ Michael Sullivan has carved out a reputation as a preferred litigator for clients in the public sector. On the arbitration side, Andrew Battisson and Perth-based Dylan McKimmie lead the arbitration group, which has the ability to handle cross-border work under all main sets of international arbitration rules. In March 2019, Stephen Gorry departed to accept an in-house counsel position.

Australia > Dispute resolution: class actions

Norton Rose Fulbright handles  a wide variety of class actions, including shareholder, securities, environmental, consumer, and insolvency-related claims. Traditionally, the team also has a strength in the product liability space, particularly in relation to healthcare products and drugs. The group is also acting on multiple instructions in the financial services sector. A key strength for the firm is its ability to draw on the expertise of the firm’s global network. Tricia Hobson and Cameron Harvey, based in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively, jointly head up the practice, where Nicole Wearne is also a standout practitioner. Toby Biddle is recommended for ‘putting effort in resolving a dispute in the best and most suitable manner for his client’. Grant Bonner is also noted.

Australia > Intellectual property

As part of the firm’s global IP group, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s IP team in Australia is appreciated for its ‘high-quality commercial advice’. Teams in Sydney and Melbourne are recommended by clients for their ability to handle complex, cross-border work of a contentious or advisory nature. The ‘truly impressiveFrances Drummond specialises in trade mark law, handling all issues regarding portfolio management, enforcement and exploitation. Drummond jointly heads the national practice with Cameron Harvey, who takes the lead on contentious matters. Other key contacts include Georgina Hay, who assists clients with brand and other IP asset management, and Jackie O’Brien, who often assumes a managing role in litigation, most recently leading a team representing Aldi Foods Pty and Aldi Pty in a trade mark case against Moroccanoil Israel. Senior associate Alyson Poole is also noted.