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Chris Pagent

Head of Class Actions

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Chris focusses on bet-the-company litigation. He specialises in class actions, securities litigation, white collar, product liability and property claims. He regularly acts for leading financial services institutions, disclosing entities, international manufacturers, public instrumentalities, professional service providers, and c-suite officers.

His expertise is acknowledged in many Australian and international directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Doyles’, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the Australian Financial Review’s Peer Review.

Chris is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Action Committee, the National Product Liability Association and the Defence Research Institute.

Key deals

Commonwealth of Australia

Representing the Commonwealth in a suite of claims for compensation pursuant to undertakings as to damages given by drug originators in exchange for interlocutory relief which precluded earlier supply of generics.

OEMs

Representing various international product manufacturers to manage and defend class action litigation or regulatory exposure.

Commonwealth of Australia

Defending the Commonwealth against a class action brought by complementary medicine suppliers for losses alleged suffered as a result of regulatory action allegedly taken by the Commonwealth.

Broadspectrum

Defending international services provider, BRS, against a class action brought by asylum seekers detained on Manus Island against Broadspectrum for damages for mental injuries for false imprisonment.

International accounting firms

Representing various international accounting and audit firms to manage and defend representative litigation or other major claims in Australia.