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Stan Lewis

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Stan has acted in numerous high-profile corporate and securities law actions and has earned a reputation as a strategic and commercially-minded litigator.

He has represented parties in a number of landmark decisions in corporate law, including the Gambotto v WCP Ltd decision of the High Court of Australia, which was described by The Australian Financial Review as a “ruling that has radically altered the balance of power within corporate Australia”, and the Darvall v North Sydney Brick & Tile Co Ltd (Norbrik) series of cases which related to various important aspects of corporate law.

Stan is also recognised as an experienced adviser on a wide range of transactional and corporate dispute related issues, and investigations by regulatory bodies including ASIC, ASX and the ACCC.

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ASIC

Acted for the regulator in civil penalty proceedings against former officers of ASX listed entity. Acted for private clients in numerous regulatory investigations conducted by ASIC, ASX and the ACCC.

Primary Health Care Limited

Acted for Primary Health Care Limited in the successful defence of a claim arising from Primary’s accelerated renounceable rights offer (AREO).

Class Actions

Acted for corporate clients in the defence of various class actions involving publicly listed companies.

Centro Class Action

Acted for JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA in declaratory relief proceedings commenced against senior lenders to the Centro group of companies on the construction of an intercreditor trust deed and the right of senior lenders to direct JP Morgan how to vote at the creditors’ scheme meeting.

Large mergers specialist

Acted in cash/scrip mergers and demergers by scheme of arrangement including Affinity Education Group Limited, Amcor Limited, Foster’s Group Ltd, Premium Investors Limited, Great Artesian Oil and Gas Limited, Straits Resources Ltd, Andean Resources Ltd, Suncorp-Metway Ltd, the acquisition of Felix Resources Ltd by Yanzhou Coal, Equigold NL, Panbio Ltd, Anzon Energy Ltd, Whitehaven Coal Limited, Peplin Ltd. Murchison Metals Limited, Alchemia Limited and Dart Energy Limited.