Regulatory Audits and Investigations

Know your rights

Know your regulator

Prepare your materials

Commercial Disputes

Understand your contract

Understand your opponent

Understand your financial exposure

Understand the process and opportunities for strategic advantage

Public Examinations

Practice giving evidence in chambers with an experienced cross examiner

Preparation of documents for giving evidence

Understanding the process and powers of the examiner

We have the expertise and experience to help you execute change in areas of key operational risk

Disagreements and regulatory interference are a normal part of doing business. We work with you to clarify your legal and commercial position, how much is at stake and how much it will cost. We assist you to get the optimal outcome as soon as practicable and so as to avoid prolonged disputation to your core business. With experience in litigation, conciliation, arbitration, mediation and regulatory investigations we are experts in negotiating with regulators (ASIC, ATO, AUSTRAC, APRA, Customs, OSR), government clients and large multinationals. Recent disputation work includes:

  • Negotiating settlement with AUSTRAC in respect to contraventions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism legislation for a financial intermediary.
  • Negotiating settlement with the Office of State Revenue in respect to a payroll tax audit for a security company.
  • Negotiating settlement with ASIC in respect to breaches of the Banking Act and Managed Investments Scheme provisions of the Corporations Act for a Chinese public company.
  • Negotiating settlement with two class actions, an electricity company and 7 underwriters on behalf of an aerial surveillance company arising from bushfires in the Blue Mountains.
  • Negotiating settlements of commercial disputes arising from bushfires, train derailments, aviation incidents and contractual disputes for various SMEs.
  • Appearing in and defeating the Australian Tax Office in representative proceedings concerning taxation of compensation of water rights for cotton farmers in Northern NSW (Carberry v Commissioner of Taxation).
  • Negotiating settlement of a NYSE listed multinational that repudiated an exclusive distribution agreement in the EFTPOS banking sector for a NZX listed entity.
  • Negotiating settlements of fraudulent activity by directors and employees concerning investors and other third parties for a FMCG company and a company in the hospitality industry.

We will achieve the best outcome for your business. We aim to settle disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner which allows you to close important deals on time and focus on your core business.

With extensive experience in appearing for the ATO, ASIC and OSR in taxation and regulatory disputes we can provide an informed approach to settlement with an understanding of the drivers of regulators and large public companies. With over 20 years of experience in advising on commercial disputation and deal making we know what is fair and reasonable allowing us to provide pragmatic, commercial legal advice that aims to optimise your business outcomes. Let our business protect yours. 


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