Banking & Financial Services Disputes

 
Disputes in the banking and financial services sector regularly bring together a complex set of legal and commercial issues.

Strategic advice sought at the outset can be invaluable when considering how to manage risk and the most effective way forward on any matter. Hall & Wilcox has a team experienced in this area, who work to devise a strategy for each dispute which takes into account the risks and rewards of any action.

We are able to draw on expertise in finance and banking law, financial regulation, insolvency, regulatory issues as well as litigation to bring together a team of experts to advise on all areas aspects of a dispute.

Experience

  • Representing the non-executive directors of Banksia Securities Limited in relation to a class action filed on behalf of debenture holders, as well as an ASIC investigation and public examination hearings commenced by the receivers and managers.
  • Successfully representing Bank of Cyprus Australia in Federal Court and then Supreme Court proceedings in significant recovery proceedings.
  • Successfully representing a major bank in connection with the recovery of a business debt of more than $2 million secured by several residential and commercial properties in two states, joint and several guarantees and cross-guarantees and registered charges given by three associated entities.
  • Acting for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in defence of $2.4 million Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings commenced by McDonald’s Australia, involving contract breach and property/leasing issues.

Key contact

Graydon Dowd leads the Hall & Wilcox commercial dispute resolution practice and provides expertise in litigation and mediation.

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