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Elizabeth Poulos

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Liz helps clients in resolving complex commercial disputes across several industries and jurisdictions. 

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Experience

Liz works with clients on mining, energy, construction and regulatory disputes. She uses her expertise in these areas to help clients resolve complex disputes involving strategic commercial issues. 

Liz has been central to the design and implementation of large-scale dispute resolution processes and procedures, helping clients achieve early resolution of potential litigation and class actions. She also advises clients on investigations and enforcement by regulators and litigation against them. 

Liz has advised:

  • an energy company in a major dispute with its EPC contractor, which involved responding to rolling claims under security for payments legislation and the development of a broader disputes strategy
  • a global mining company on various shareholder disputes in its Australian operations
  • a global mining company seeking to overcome administrative law challenges to project approvals
  • a major Australian bank in relation to the collapse of Storm Financial. This involved the negotiation and implementation of a process to resolve potential claims by former clients of Storm Financial 
  • a major Australian bank on Federal Court proceedings arising out of allegations of price fixing by the ACCC 

 

 

Background

Liz holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.

Liz worked in the Sydney Litigation group between 2000 and 2009. In late 2009, she relocated to the Brisbane office. Liz was admitted to the partnership in 2012.