Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide, 2024 edition


Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the Asia-Pacific Guide 2024 and Piper Alderman has been ranked in Dispute Resolution (including Class Actions), Financial Services Regulation and Life Sciences, with commentary about the practice areas as follows:

Dispute Resolution (Band 6)

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 for its handling of audit and insolvency-related cases. Clients include Maxi EFX Global and Stillwater Pastoral.


“Our questions are dealt with swiftly and efficiently.”

“The litigation team was able to cope with a lengthy, high-pressure trial with multiple research issues being conducted at the one time, while simultaneously dealing with contested litigation.”

Work highlights

  • Piper Alderman acted on behalf of six trade credit financiers in insurance claims involving 37 trade credit transactions against Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance.
  • Piper Alderman defended Zoetis Australia in a class action in the Federal Court of Australia brought by the owners of horses administered Zoetis’ Hendra virus vaccine.

Notable practitioners

  • Martin del Gallego is the practice head based in Sydney.
  • Piper Alderman also maintained the ranking for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff) in Band 3.
Financial Services Regulation (Band 4)

What the team is known for

Piper Alderman is well reputed for its expertise and experience advising on licensing and compliance in the fintech, regtech and digital currency spaces. The team regularly assist with anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing and financial sanctions, and is also familiar with compliance for services involving consumer credit, digital payments, yield and lending products. The firm is noted for handling investigations and enforcement actions.


“The team have demonstrated strong knowledge of the relevant regulatory requirements in Australia and have been able to provide practical advice.”

“The firm has a deep and broad team that it can draw on to deal with all facets of financial services regulation litigation and advice.”

Work highlights

Piper Alderman acted for One Two Home Loans on the launch of its rate-reducing home loan and subsequent regulatory advice on the development of that product and other businesses.

Notable practitioners

Andrea Beatty is a well-regarded lawyer both in the payments space and on consumer protection issues. She has maintained her ranking in Band 3 in the Ranked Lawyers with commentary as follows:

“Andrea Beatty is a well-regarded lawyer both in the payments space and on consumer protection issues.”

Life Sciences (Band 4)

What the team is known for

Piper Alderman has a broad offering across life sciences, regularly advising clients on transactional, regulatory and litigious issues in the area. With offices located throughout Australia, the firm is well placed to advise clients of differing size and scope operating in various industries on contract issues, licensing agreements, acquisitions and more. Its key clients include Perx Health, Oculus Biomed and Immutep.


“Piper Alderman have always responded to us in a very timely manner. They are friendly and efficient, they look for solutions, and we feel that they have given us very good advice.”

“They are able to navigate the complexities of cross-jurisdictional privacy, healthcare and privacy regulations.”

Work highlights

Piper Alderman acted for Zoetis in defending a class action brought by the owners of horses that were administered with the Hendra Virus vaccine developed by Zoetis. The owners allege the horses suffered side effects from the vaccine.

Notable practitioners

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. Lis has also maintained her ranking in Band 4 in the Ranked Lawyers with commentary as follows:

“An excellent partner to work with, she is very approachable, communicative and professional.”

“Lis is always available, ensuring minimal impact to our business. Furthermore, applying her commercial experience when supporting us in client contract negotiations is critical in enabling a balanced view while helping us manage our business risks.”

Ranked Individuals

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 is a valued all-round business adviser in addition to a trusted, competent lawyer who provides exceptional legal advice.”


Source: Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2024