Services

Aptum’s high-performance team work through some of Australia’s most complex commercial litigation matters.

Commercial Disputes

Aptum, its directors, and wider team have broad experience in all areas of general commercial disputes, including: contract disputes; Australian Consumer Law claims; sale of business disputes; property and trust disputes; claims relating to director liability and misconduct; insurance litigation; senior executive employment disputes; shareholder oppression claims; partnership disputes; professional negligence claims; appeals; class actions; competition law disputes; government and regulatory disputes.

Financial Services and Professional Negligence

Aptum, its directors, and wider team have significant experience in a broad range of financial services disputes: banking disputes; investment disputes, including Corporations Law disputes involving product disclosure statements and capital raising; professional negligence claims involving financial advisers, auditors, accountants and lawyers; and securities litigation.

Insolvency Litigation

Aptum, its directors, and wider team have extensive experience in insolvency related litigation, having been involved in some of the largest and complex disputes arising out of insolvent groups. Aptum’s expertise covers a wide range of claims arising from insolvent companies, including: insolvent trading; unfair preference claims; uncommercial and unreasonable director-related transactions; breaches of directors’ duties; and disputes involving Deeds of Company Arrangement.

Property and Construction Disputes

Aptum and its team have acted for clients involved in property development, commercial lending for property investment and development, joint venture disputes, and commercial construction disputes. Aptum’s expertise in financial services and tax litigation provides an essential compliment to the issues that arise in complex disputes involving property investment, development and construction.

Shareholder | Investor | Partnership Disputes

Aptum and its team has considerable experience and deep expertise in all disputes relating to shareholders, investors, partnerships and joint ventures, including: oppression claims; partnership dissolution; breaches of fiduciary duties; and misleading and deceptive conduct. Aptum’s financial expertise and considerable experience enables it to identify, understand and manage the critical issues around business valuations.

Tax Disputes

Aptum and its team are uniquely placed to help clients effectively resolve taxation disputes.  Aptum has a distinct speciality in Commonwealth taxation disputes, including: objections; review of ATO decisions; and debt recovery proceedings brought by the ATO. During his time as a barrister, Aptum’s Managing Director, Nigel Evans, was consistently retained by the ATO to act as its counsel in matters in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court and Supreme Court.

Litigation Risk Assessment and Project Management

Aptum has designed a unique methodology and approach to project management of commercial litigation, blending traditional project management methodologies from outside of the law to emphasise detailed planning  (PMBOK, PRINCE2) and modern methodologies designed for flexibility (Agile).

 

Aptum applies a robust methodology to the assessment of litigation risk to ensure decision makers can make informed decisions based on analysis of the likely return on the investment spend in litigation.

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