Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2023 edition
Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2023 and Piper Alderman has been ranked in Band 3 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff) – Australia. This is the second 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. It also acts on other funded litigation mandates, including matters in the areas of construction, insolvency, intellectual property and treaty enforcement. The team is particularly noted in the market for its handling of audit and insolvency-related cases.
“They are fantastic and can explain things in layman’s terms.”
“Class action litigation is all encompassing and this team are adept at being across every element of the claim and responding in a strategic and commercial way.”
“The firm’s historic and continued strength is litigation. They offer the best level of responsiveness and service levels of any Australian external counsel that I use.”
Piper Alderman acted for the applicants in a AUD1 billion class action against AMP Financial Planning, Charter Financial Planning, Hillross Financial Services, AMP and AMP Life for alleged breaches of the Corporations Act and Australian consumer law.
Anne Freeman and Ian Nathaniel are practice heads and key contacts and are based in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.
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 both the payments space and on consumer protection issues.
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.Strengths
“Lis is a wonderful asset to the Australian life sciences community, with a very service-oriented approach to her clients.”
“She has always been my point person and is always readily available to talk through any prickly topics. And the speed to provide the advice is second to none. Very much appreciated in a competitive market.”
Martin Lovell is a Ranked Individual in Band 4 for Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities – Australia, with commentary:
Martin Lovell of Piper Alderman is based in Adelaide and is well regarded for his advisory work in relation to major infrastructure projects. He handles acquisitions and joint ventures in the utilities sector, with a particular emphasis on renewables.
“Martin provides concise, timely and practical advice on complex matters and this is invaluable to our business.”
Source: Chambers Asia Pacific 2023