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Jason Betts

Sydney, Australia Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution
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Jason Betts is widely acknowledged by both clients and fellow lawyers to be "the leading class action defence lawyer in Australia," noted not only specifically as "a thought leader" in this space who is particularly "strategic in his management of shareholder class actions," but also more generally for his "commercial approach to litigation." Sydney-based, he also acts extensively on regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
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Jason is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading class action, corporate regulatory and product liability specialists. He has over 23 years’ of litigation experience and has defended the largest class action litigation, regulatory investigations and prosecutions and corporate distress liability issues in the Australian market.

Jason has also acted in the majority of Australia’s largest class actions, including major securities and product liability litigation. He lead the defence of one of Australia’s largest ever product liability class action trials and acted for the defendant in the seminal Australian decision on third party litigation funding in Australia – Fostif.

Regularly called upon by the press to comment on class actions issues, Jason is co-author of the leading class actions text book in the country, “Class Actions in Australia”.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney, as well as a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia, where he specialised in complex litigation, class action litigation and advocacy. Jason is a frequent analyst and commentator on class action and regulatory issues in mainstream Australian media.

He is teaching Class Actions in Australia at the University of Sydney.

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