Specialisation

Rebecca leads our Dispute Transactions practice. She has over 18 years’ experience advising clients in commercial litigation, competition and consumer law, merger clearances, contractual disputes and minority shareholder oppression claims.

Rebecca is an outstanding disputes resolution strategist regularly called upon by clients to provide early case assessments and second opinions on complex issues.

Rebecca has solved problems for clients across all forms of transactions and her experience includes advising:

  • in relation to proceedings brought about by a founding Director in regard to minority shareholder oppression
  • in relation to a transaction post-completion earnout disputes resulting in a substantial uplift in earnout for our client and also defending earn out account calculations;
  • clients to secure informal merger clearance from the ACCC for their proposed transactions.
  • in relation to the successful removal of a disruptive and disgruntled shareholder;
  • clients in relation ownership disputes with shareholders/unitholders and/or employees.
  • a corporate advisory client in relation to a dispute in regard to a mandate. We secured the outstanding fees for our client and avoided costly litigation.

Rebecca has been listed as a recommended Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide and for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Best Lawyers.

Transactions
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Client: Wellness
Transaction Type: Transaction Disputes
Our national, ASX listed wellness client sought to acquire the business of a competitor.  Our submission to the ACCC demonstrated that on the whole there was no substantial lessening of competition in the markets that the parties operated and  secured ACCC merger clearance. 
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Client: Online Security Clearance Platform
Transaction Type: Transaction Disputes
A client involved in a sale process received notification of a regulatory issue which could compromise the transaction and sale value.  The resolution included investigation of the issue by our team and submissions made to the regulator with a successful resolution of the issue.
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Client: Wellness
Transaction Type: Transaction Disputes
founder/shareholder exited our client company as a bad leaver. A dual track mediation/litigation strategy led to a negotiated resolution within 10 months.  The resolution included a buy out of the exiting founder agreeing t at a price materially below the value set on a subsequent capital round plus a longer restraint than was enforceable under the shareholders agreement.