Banking and Finance Litigation

MinterEllison’s banking and finance dispute resolution team is recognised for its expertise in all forms of disputes and litigation across Australia. We have a strong reputation for effectively dealing with commercial disputes in the courts and through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms if those disputes cannot be avoided or resolved.

We have the experience and expertise to manage the full spectrum of disputes including high profile, complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, class actions, regulatory investigations and disputes and government inquiries.

We have a depth of experience acting for banks and other financial services sector clients and are well acquainted with the peculiarities of 'banker and customer' disputes.

We develop risk management strategies at an early stage of a potential dispute to assist our clients to avoid disputes whenever possible, and to mitigate their exposure to any potentially damaging consequences of the litigation process.

Our national network of highly regarded insolvency practitioners regularly act in complex or multi-jurisdictional insolvencies. Our insolvency and reconstruction expertise includes corporate reconstruction and workout, receivership, liquidation, voluntary administration, credit recovery, securities enforcement and corporate fraud investigation and asset tracing.

The team is consistently recognised by independent international surveys (including Chambers Global Guides, APL500 and IFLR 1000: Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms) as among the leading practices in Australia.

Opes Prime collapse

Acted as the primary advisors for ANZ in the collapse of Opes Prime Stockbroking, with approximately 1,200 clients and debts to ANZ of over A$700 million, including acting on two class actions.

Primebroker Securities advice, workout and receivership

Acted for ANZ in the collapse of Primebroker Securities, including providing advice on the operation of securities lending agreements, assisting in standstill negotiations, and subsequently, the appointment of receivers and managers.