Commercial Disputes

Brookfields' litigation and dispute resolution lawyers have a proven track record across a wide range of key areas, including contractual and company disputes, negligence and negligent misstatement claims, intellectual property, consumer protection, trade practices and securities law.

We have for example been involved in the significant Blue Chip litigation which proceeded through all levels of New Zealand Court to the Supreme Court, involving alleged breaches of the Securities Act and their impact on a third party developer's sale and purchase agreements with investors.

Often, there is a need to act with urgency and seek injunctive relief to preserve assets or the status quo of various parties. We have the personnel and depth of experience to take such urgent action when it is needed.

The majority of commercial disputes are resolved by agreement. For that reason, our litigators are well experience in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. We are always looking for opportunities to resolve such disputes in a proactive and cost effective manner.

What we do:

  • Acting in respect of claims in negligence, nuisance, negligent misstatement
  • Defamation proceedings
  • Contractual and company disputes
  • Regulatory body prosecutions
  • Securities law
  • Judicial review of public bodies' decisions that affect business
  • Development disputes including planning/RM issues
  • Financial disputes including securities and guarantee enforcement
  • Trade practices including competition law and Fair Trading matters
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Sale of liquor issues

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