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Global Australia Dispute Resolution

Global-wide Dispute Resolution and Litigation coverage includes the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. There are two main types of litigation: commercial disputes before civil courts, and white-collar crime, including government investigations. Alternative dispute resolution, involving non-court mediation is also featured. Many commercial contracts contain arbitration clauses, which are handled by commercial litigators.

Rankings overview for Departments

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Band 1
  1. Allens
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
2
Band 2
  1. Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth 16 Years Ranked
  2. Gilbert + Tobin
    Gilbert + Tobin 16 Years Ranked
  3. Arnold Bloch Leibler
  4. Ashurst
  5. Clayton Utz
  6. King & Wood Mallesons
3
Band 3
  1. Clifford Chance 10 Years Ranked
  2. Jones Day
    Jones Day 9 Years Ranked
  3. Allen & Overy LLP
  4. Baker McKenzie
  5. Johnson Winter Slattery
  6. MinterEllison
5
Band 5
  1. Cooper Grace Ward
    Cooper Grace Ward 6 Years Ranked
  2. Jackson McDonald
  3. K&L Gates
  4. McCullough Robertson
  5. Webb Henderson
6
Band 6
  1. Dentons
  2. Hall & Wilcox
  3. Maddocks

All Departments profiles

1
Band 1
  1. Allens
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    2
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth offers a substantial independent practice, notably active in the class action and arbitration spheres and renowned for particularly high levels of client service. Additionally offers respected capabilities in the areas of contentious energy and resources issues, healthcare-related cases and corporate investigations, and is also regularly involved in data security and product liability matters. Draws praise for its lawyers' technical abilities and commercial judgement, as well as its commitment to client education through seminars and events. Key clients include Google, Hancock Prospecting and Veolia Environment.
  2. Gilbert + Tobin
    2
    Gilbert + Tobin
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gilbert + Tobin maintains a well-resourced, independent practice, acting for an extensive domestic and international clientele including leading players in the banking, resources and telecommunications industries. Active on class actions and other multiparty litigation, regulatory investigations and other official inquiries, including the growing number of Royal Commissions, where it is noted for advising both government bodies and the organisations being examined. Regularly visible on restructuring and insolvency-related mandates and those involving alleged breaches of directors' duties. Noted for strategic insight and rapid, proactive issue assessment, often enhanced by the labour-saving use of technology. Notable clients include EG Group, TAL Life and Westpac.
  3. Arnold Bloch Leibler
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  4. Ashurst
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  5. Clayton Utz
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  6. King & Wood Mallesons
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 2
3
Band 3
  1. 3
    Clifford Chance
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance is well regarded for its representation of a blue-chip domestic and international clientele in complex arbitration and litigation mandates, notably including class actions and matters of high reputational significance. Frequently engaged for prominent energy and resources, investment treaty arbitration, multiple class action and cross-border regulatory investigation work, and highly prized for its closely integrated global network and swift redeployment of appropriate expertise between offices. Also significantly active in the handling of cases involving auditing and financial reporting issues. Noted clients include Epic Games, EY and Tantalum International.
  2. Jones Day
    3
    Jones Day
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    The Jones Day team is the respected Australian arm of a global dispute resolution offering, attracting particular notice for its handling of high-stakes, cross-border disputes for prominent multinationals. Also noted in the class action defence sphere, on regulatory investigations and inquiries and on disputes concerning energy and resources or major construction projects. Operates additionally in the insolvency and taxation-related disputes spaces, regularly active on behalf of individual executives and further noted for its ability to advise on Australian matters affected by the provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Key clients include Aurizon, Queensland Investment Corporation, Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Celgene.
  3. Allen & Overy LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  4. Baker McKenzie
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  5. Johnson Winter Slattery
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  6. MinterEllison
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 3
4
Band 4
  1. DLA Piper Australia
    4
    DLA Piper Australia
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper's substantial team is highly appreciated for its membership of a global practice with a readily accessible dispute resolution capability in every office and prominence on regional matters with multi-jurisdictional dimensions. Active on behalf of leading international corporates in the management of complex contentious issues in the banking, energy and resources, and infrastructure spaces, and significantly developing its profile in the international arbitration, class action and regulatory arenas. Notable clients include Hyundai Rotem, Perth Airport and Suez Water.
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright
    4
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright offers a notably deep bench and a global cross-border capability, attracting blue-chip domestic and international clients. Niche strengths include the representation of energy and resources, healthcare companies and financial services providers, and the handling of strategic disputes, including class actions and regulatory and other official investigations. Frequently instructed by such regulatory bodies as ASIC and the ACCC, and thus able to acquire a useful understanding of the workings of those organisations and their priorities. Maintains a noted profile in the international arbitration sphere and is expanding its offering where contentious international trade issues are concerned. Key clients include Chevron, Eiser Infrastructure and Qantas.
  3. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 4
5
Band 5
  1. Cooper Grace Ward
    5
    Cooper Grace Ward
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Cooper Grace Ward maintains a respected Brisbane disputes practice, active on behalf of several of Australia's leading companies across a broad range of disputes, generally involving a significant Queensland connection, though the group is also experienced in the handling of superior court litigation in both New South Wales and Victoria. In addition to mandates affecting major players in the consumer goods, financial services and property industries, the team is increasingly active on behalf of high net worth and other publicly prominent individuals, and often also of their associated family trusts. It is also well known for advising clients on their interaction with official commissions of inquiry. Notable clients include Golden Vision Retail, Shewbox and Southern Oil.
  2. Jackson McDonald
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  3. K&L Gates
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  4. McCullough Robertson
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  5. Webb Henderson
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. Dentons
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 6
  2. Hall & Wilcox
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 6
  3. Maddocks
    Dispute Resolution
    Global 2022 | Band 6