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Brit Ibanez

Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Practice Lead

Brit’s experience includes the full range of regulatory and dispute resolution services, from risk management advice through to litigation involving complex legal and factual issues.  Brit's particular areas of expertise include:

  • Conducting litigation in regards to disputed contract rights and obligations.
  • Advising directors in advance of making critical board decisions.
  • Advice in relation to responding to investigations commenced by ASIC.
  • Advising responsible entities and trustees on the operation and management of their schemes.
  • Resolving shareholder oppression actions.
  • Contested meetings of managed investment schemes.
  • Acting for parties in joint venture, partnership and M&A disputes.
  • Financial services disputes and complaints.

Brit approaches her work with a keen eye for detail and strategic thinking, in particular in high-pressure situations. She always works to reach beneficial commercial outcomes, finding workable solutions and providing clear advice. Her responsiveness bodes well in highly critical situations and she delivers high quality counsel to clients, exploring all possible resolutions.  Outside of the law, she is the director of a not for profit early childhood education provider.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Commercial Dispute Resolution; Insolvency Litigation; Contract Law; Trust Law; Equitable Remedies; ASIC Regulatory; Financial Services and Funds Management

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of International Business – Griffith University
  • Master of Laws (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) – The University of Queensland
  • GAICD (AICD Company Directors Course) – Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and High Court of Australia

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Acting for Vaughan Strawbridge, Sam Marsden and Jason Tracy of Deloitte in their capacity as administrators of the Colette by Colette Hayman business. The business sought and obtained orders from the Federal Court of Australia to receive relief from the personal liability obligation, particularly in relation to store lease agreements.
  • Resisting urgent interlocutory injunctions and Federal Court proceedings involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of Corporations Act, tort of conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, misuse of confidential information and breach of restraints for a mining services client.
  • Represented the executor and enduring attorney in a complex statutory will case regarding the substantial assets of an elderly person who had lost capacity.
  • Acted for the plaintiff in proceedings for damages under the ASIC Act arising as a result of misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to financial services.
  • Assisting in the resolution of shareholder oppression actions and derivative actions brought by companies against their directors for breach of their duties.