Dugan Cunningham is a special counsel within the Commercial Litigation team in Brisbane and is known for his ability to successfully manage complex litigation and dispute resolution matters.

He offers a commercial, practical and solution-oriented approach, and has assisted a broad range of clients in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. Dugan also specialises in managing joint venture disputes and has represented clients in property and the resources sector.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Joint ventures disputes

Dugan's experience includes:

  • Acting for Vale (and its subsidiary companies) in relation to various joint venture disputes regarding coal mining interests in Queensland.
  • Representing a private development company regarding the termination of a joint venture to develop a commercial property in Brisbane valued at approximately $10 million.
    Acting for a private development company in relation to a dispute with its joint venture partner over the development of a unit complex on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Representing a Queensland coal mining company in a joint venture dispute up to $12 million, arising from the ownership, management and use of infrastructure for the transportation and loading of coal bound primarily for export via the port of Gladstone.
  • Representing a private mineral exploration company in a joint venture dispute regarding the development and ownership of a mining tenement in Central Queensland.
  • Acting for a private individual in the defence of a claim up to $2 million arising out of a failed property joint venture in Queensland.

Commercial disputes

Dugan's experience includes:

  • Acting for a listed company in relation to a dispute with various shareholders regarding the acquisition of shares and the exercise of voting power.
  • Representing a listed company in contractual disputes regarding the sale and purchase of property.

Schemes of arrangement

Dugan's experience includes acting for several target companies in relation to the court approval process required for schemes of arrangement.

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