Sid Wang is one of Australia's best known and most respected litigation lawyers. With 41 years' experience Sid is consistently called upon to act in the most complex of corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration.

He has particular expertise in the areas of Contract and Commercial Disputes, Directors' Duties, Auditors' Duties, Misleading and Deceptive Conduct Cases, Fiduciary Duties and Trusts, Oppression Suits, Partnership Disputes, Fraud and Mareva Injunctions and Anton Piller Orders, Competition and Restrictive Trade Practices as well as Transnational Litigation. 

As a qualified mediator, Sid also employs extensive alternative dispute resolution methods to find commercial solutions for clients involved in disputes. His success comes from driving the client's commercial objectives throughout the dispute process. 

Sid is internationally recognised by leading legal directories including Chambers Asia-Pacific, The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and has been voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Dispute Resolution, as well as for his expertise in 'bet-the-company' litigation.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Acting for an international ratings agency for fund managers, in relation to Corporations Law proceedings.

Represented a major merchant bank in the $400 million GIO class action in Federal Court of Australia, arising out of AMP's takeover of GIO. 

Acting in Supreme Court and Federal Court litigation for an oil company relating to contractual, supply and petroleum retail marketing issues and restrictive trade practices.

Representing a major grocery retailer in Supreme Court and Federal Court litigation matters. 

Representing private equity and other institutional and non-institutional vendors in relation to the recovery of unpaid escrow amounts following the disposal of a hospital group. 

Acting in transnational breach of fiduciary duty proceedings involving multi-national arbitration and court proceedings. 

Representing the client in litigation over the sale of major beef pastoral interests.

Acting for international interests in the sale of dairy farms.

Acting for numerous franchisors in the bottling and manufacturing sectors. 

Advising in relation to media litigation. 

Advising in relation to the retail electronics industry and acting in class action matters involving Dick Smith Electronics. 

Acting in relation to defective naval ships and insurance claims on such defects. 

Acting for AWA in the landmark case on Directors Duties and Auditors Liabilities. 

Acting for major airline on its reservation system and a cloud computing hardware dispute. 

Acting for an international company in Abuse of Process Application and disputed international forum.  

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Class Actions

Represented a major merchant bank in the GIO class action in Federal Court of Australia, the first major securities class action in Australian legal history, arising out of AMP's takeover of GIO.

Acting for former Directors of Dick Smith in threatened Class Action proceedings. 

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