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Director and Shareholder Disputes

Legal advice on breaches of duties by directors, debt recovery, disagreement between shareholders, and company strategy and management.

How we can help

  • Breaches of directors' duties
  • Fraud and misconduct
  • Oppressive conduct disputes

Expertise

Our litigation and dispute resolution team has extensive experience advising in relation to a wide range of issues that can arise at both the director and shareholder level.

The members of our litigation and dispute resolution team are experienced negotiators and regularly work with our clients to facilitate resolution of disputes in the area of directors’ duties or shareholder disputes. Where disputes are unable to be resolved, our team has extensive experience acting on behalf of clients in both Federal and Supreme Courts in relation to disputes involving fraud, shareholder oppression allegations and breaches of duties by directors.

Our experience includes:

  • Acting in Federal Court proceedings on behalf of defendants in relation allegations of misrepresentation to investors and shareholder oppression.
  • Advising directors and shareholders in relation to the dissolution of a joint venture arrangement and negotiation of intellectual property rights.
  • Advising a publicly listed company in relation to allegations of breaches of directors’ duties.

Their approach is always professional and delivered at a standard comparable to a capital city law firm. It is the clear strategic direction that has always impressed me about the SWS team.

-Director, Top 10 Australian Accounting Firm

We believe their ability to combine first rate legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions. We use SWS because of their ability, not their post code.

-Robert Radcliffe-Smith, Advent

The combination of rare legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions.

-Paul Valaire, Addcar

SWS has assisted with advice on securing and exercising complex property and commercial contractual rights and assisting with protracted contractual management and implementation. We value legal experts who can offer pragmatic and commercial legal solutions for our complicated matters. SWS Lawyers has consistently met these criteria.

-Leading AU/NZ Logistics Company

The team at SWS Lawyers have already showcased their professionalism, commitment, positive can-do attitude and insight into our needs and have a clear understanding of the disability sector.

-Garry West-Bail, Deaf Sports Australia
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