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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 > Regulatory compliance and investigations

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright possesses expertise in regulatory approvals and clearances, regulatory audits, reviews, investigations and enforcements as well as issues such as fraud investigations and recovery actions. It is also well placed to provide strategic risk management advice and operates across the financial services, life sciences energy and natural resources, transport and telecommunications sectors. The team also advises regulators on investigation and enforcement matters. Practice co-head Scott Atkins acted for liquidators Grant Thornton in its trans-national investigation and recovery action for allegedly misappropriated funds. Grant Bonner operates from Sydney alongside Thornton and they head the department alongside Melbourne-based Peter Cash.