Lavan's Corporate Disputes team can provide assistance where it is anticipated that disputes may arise, or where disputes have arisen in a number of corporate areas including shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression claims and board disputes. Corporate disputes litigation can often be avoided where strategic advice is obtained at the early stages of a disagreement. We pride ourselves in being extremely versatile in advising and representing clients in a variety of corporate related disputes by being able to provide a full range service, offering an advisory role and also being able to foreshadow and develop strategies where disputes have arisen.
Lavan’s Corporates Disputes team is experienced in representing companies, directors and major shareholders. We also have experience in Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigation matters, including responding to notices to produce documents (section 33 notices) and representing clients in relation to ASIC examinations (section 19 examinations).
We often act for companies in relation to disputes relating to corporate governance, disclosure of confidential information, issues arising in general meetings of shareholders of public companies, setting aside of shareholder requisition notices and defending shareholder oppression claims.
We also often act for directors in relation to disputes relating to directors duties, disclosure of confidential information, board spills, restraints of trade clauses in contracts and matters relating to the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001, ASIC Act 2001 and the ASX Listing Rules.
We have also acted for shareholders (local and international) of public listed companies and have experience in issuing notices for the requisition of company meetings, shareholder oppression actions, disputes relating to the breach of director’s duties, statutory derivative actions, disputes relating to breaches of shareholders’ agreement and challenging rights issues.