Litigation and Dispute Resolution
"They [Gilbert + Tobin's litigation team] have formed an integral partnership with our company and are growing with us." "We are very pleased with the strong relationship we have with the firm – they have deep knowledge of our organisation which is of great value." Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012
Gilbert + Tobin offers sophisticated and strategic litigation and dispute resolution services across a broad range of legal areas. We work closely with clients to deliver focused, timely and cost-effective solutions, developed to fit your commercial objectives.
Our lawyers have been involved in many of Australia’s most high-profile commercial disputes, involving both litigated and negotiated outcomes. For many companies, we are the firm of choice when the stakes are high.
At Gilbert + Tobin, case strategy begins with identifying the client’s key commercial and regulatory objectives. These guide and remain the focus of our dispute resolution strategy.
We don’t believe ‘one size fits all’ in dispute resolution. When litigation is unavoidable, you will find we aggressively protect your interests. However, mediation or arbitration is often a better approach. We also understand the close relationship between dispute resolution, business strategy, social responsibility and public relations.
Gilbert + Tobin takes on difficult cases and regularly delivers solutions that challenge the status quo. Many of the cases we conduct involve multiple parties and novel legal or factual issues. This reflects the firm’s entrepreneurial culture, which values innovation and creativity.
We work with clients to deliver timely and cost-effective advice developed within the framework of agreed objectives. We continually reassess the progress of disputes and discuss strategy with our clients to ensure that strategic choices remain aligned with those goals.
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Our services range from pre-litigation intervention to the strategic use of, or response to, court action. We represent clients in:
- contractual, joint venture, property, construction, financing and employment disputes
- matters involving directors’ duties, shareholder rights, capital raising, securities regulation, takeovers and schemes of arrangement
- regulatory actions, for both corporations and government agencies
- competition matters
- administration law issues
- IP rights management and enforcement
- media and defamation matters
- trade practices disputes
- insolvency actions
- tax and stamp duty disputes.
National and international reach
We act in State and Federal courts and tribunals throughout Australia, including:
- Federal and Supreme courts and their appellate jurisdictions
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal
- Administrative Decisions Tribunal
- Australian Competition Tribunal.
Our practice also has global reach. Members of our team have represented clients in cross-border disputes in jurisdictions and arbitral institutions around the world including the Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.
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