Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2022 edition
Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2022 and Piper Alderman has been ranked in Band 3 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action – Australia. This is the first year the Class Actions team has been ranked, with commentary about the practice as follows:
What the team is known for
The Piper Alderman disputes practice focuses significantly on the class action sphere, collaborating regularly with prominent third-party funders to represent plaintiff shareholders or consumers in cases arising from a variety of business and industry sectors. Also acts on other funded litigation mandates, including matters in the areas of construction, insolvency, intellectual property and treaty enforcement. Particularly noted in the market for its handling of audit and insolvency-related cases.
A client “prefers Piper Alderman to any other class action firm in Australia,” and adds: “Piper Alderman’s strengths are that they are entrepreneurial in devising class action opportunities, flexible in terms of fee structure, and have the ability to run very large multi-party litigation while maintaining focus on the desired commercial outcomes.”
Another client, who speaks of Piper Alderman’s “strong reputation in the class action space,” goes on to say: “All the partners I have dealt with are astute and provide practical advice which goes to the heart of the issues in dispute. As a client, I feel I can trust the advice I receive from the firm, and they produce a reliable work product in an efficient manner. Their hourly rates are reasonable and I have confidence their advice will be of a high calibre.”
Piper Alderman acted for 46,000 consumers in Federal Court class action proceedings brought against Queensland’s two leading electricity generators for having allegedly engaged in trading strategies designed to create artificial energy scarcity and a consequent spike in prices.
Sydney-based partner Martin del Gallego is a key practice contact.
Andrea Beatty is a Ranked Individual in Band 3 for Financial Services Regulation – Australia, with commentary:
Andrea Beatty of Piper Alderman is a well-regarded lawyer in the payments space and on consumer protection issues. “Her breadth and depth of knowledge of financial services and banking law in general, and in the area of consumer credit law in particular, continues to amaze,” comments one client, going on to add: “She did, after all, literally write the book on the subject.”
Lis Boyce is a Ranked Individual in Band 4 for Life Sciences – Australia, with commentary:
Lis Boyce co-heads the Piper Alderman life sciences team from the Sydney office and often provides advice concerning M&A transactions, capital raising and commercialisation matters for practice area clients. A client who particularly values the fact that she is “well known and connected, highly trusted and respected within the industry,” also notes: “We are working with Lis because we know she commands the expertise required, not just for our needs of today, but also for our future plans.”
Source: Chambers Asia Pacific 2022