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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Mining and primary resources
Douglas is representing various mining, energy, engineering, transport, agribusiness and primary resources companies in relation to contractual and tortious disputes including royalty claims, joint venture arrangements, risk apportionment, and indemnity claims.
Douglas acts for manufacturers and distributors of mining and industrial equipment in relation to various contractual, tortious, brand and trade practices issues and monetary recovery actions.
Douglas acts for Australian retail banks:
- in Federal Court proceedings involving contractual claims arising from the purchase of a financial service business;
- in Federal and Supreme Court proceeding defending defamation and associated claims; and
- in various regulatory inquiries.
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Energy and Resources
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Insurance and Risk
Doug's practice is in complex insurance disputes, specifically policy enforcement for corporate clients.
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White Collar Crime and Investigations
Confidential client: Doug is advising and acting for the Australian arm of a multinational company which is the subject of an investigation in multiple jurisdictions, involving criminal charges against senior management.
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Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Doug is an experienced defamation lawyer, who handles complex defamation claims arising from simultaneous publication on traditional media and new media such as social media.
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As well as heading up our Social Media group, Douglas advises and acts for various private sector and government entities on defamation, misleading conduct and brand/reputational protection and regulatory issues arising from social media.
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See Cyber Security