Shane Anderton View Shane’s LinkedIn Profilein

BA, LLB (First Class Honours)

Shane specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He also has a particular interest and expertise in public and administrative law, judicial review, statutory appeals and disputes with sector regulators.

Shane’s experience includes many years practising across a range of international jurisdictions including New Zealand, London and Australia.

Shane started his career in New Zealand at leading litigation and corporate firm Bell Gully, before departing for London where he was employed with the UK Treasury Solicitor and the premier litigation firm Herbert Smith LLP. On arrival in Sydney, Shane joined the litigation team at boutique firm Atanaskovic Hartnell where he was a partner. This experience equips Shane with a unique skill-set which is not always available in domestic law firms.

Shane has particular expertise in relation to:

  1. complex claims in contract, post-acquisition disputes, claims in equity (including breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust) and trade practices;
  2. corporate disputes, including:
    1. shareholder disputes;
    2. claims arising from failed Managed Investments Schemes;
    3. investigations concerning insider trading and market manipulation;
    4. claims for and against administrators and liquidators and insolvency matters generally;
    5. directors duties and corporate governance; and
    6. general matters arising under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  3. regulatory and public/administrative law, including:
    1. judicial review and statutory appeals for and against major government departments, sector regulators and inferior Tribunals;
    2. providing “front-end” advice in respect of potential challenges to the consultation process and regulatory guidance adopted by sector regulators; and
    3. advising individuals and companies in relation to internal investigations commenced by sector regulators, proceeds of crime and professional disciplinary proceedings; and
  4. appellate proceedings (Shane has been successful in taking appeals to the Privy Council, House of Lords (as it then was), the NSW Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia).
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