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Brit Ibanez

Partner – Litigation Dispute Resolution

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; Contract Law; Trust Law; Equitable Remedies; ASIC Regulatory; Financial Services and Funds Management

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • LLB, B 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 Queensland and New South Wales

 

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.
  • Representing a client in resisting injunctions sought by the former employer and competitor of the client, and subsequently defending a fast-tracked Federal Court trial involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of the Corporations Act, tort of conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Advising on aspects of the multi-billion-dollar Centro MCS restructure, including related party transaction provisions, the responsible entity's equitable duties and the requirements for amending the schemes' constitutions.
  • Acting for the proposed executor in one of the leading statutory Will cases in Queensland.