What’s Driving Changes in the Australian Shareholder Class Action Landscape

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 8:30 AM AEST 


The Australian shareholder class action landscape is in flux. There are potential changes around protections afforded investors under the securities laws, regulation of litigation funders, permitting lawyers to charge contingency fees, and common fund orders.  

Attend our webinar as FRT's Mike Lange and Sean Cookson, share insights into:

  • How does the Australian process differ from the U.S.? 

  • How does the High Court of Australia’s recent decision eliminating the power of lower courts to make common fund orders impact the market? How will this impact new actions being filed both in the near and longer-term?

  • How has the growth in shareholder actions in Australia impacted corporate accountability? 

  • How have litigation funders impacted the Australian market? How might an adverse parliamentary inquiry change things?

  • How could allowance of attorney contingency fees change things?

If you cannot attend the live webinar, please register to receive a copy of the recording after the event.



 Mike Lange, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Litigation, Financial Recovery Technologies

 Sean Cookson, Vice President and Managing Director – APAC, Financial Recovery Technologies




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