JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
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Chris is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer with over 10 years’ experience across a range of sectors including insolvency, financial products, energy, public utilities, defence, wine and workers compensation.
He assists clients with disputes and litigation in various forums including Court proceedings and appeals, expert determination processes, arbitrations and mediations, regulated price determinations and investigations conducted by regulators and insolvency practitioners.
Chris acts for corporations, company directors, insolvency practitioners (in their capacity as liquidators, voluntary administrators, deed administrators and receivers), regulated entities and regulators, and local government in various disputes and Court related matters.
He has experience in general commercial and contractual disputes, Corporations Act matters, approvals of schemes of arrangement, insolvency matters and recovery actions (acting for both liquidators and creditors), ASIC investigations and prosecutions, trade practices litigation, private price reviews and regulated utility price determinations, judicial review applications, and administrative reviews by tribunals and appeals.
Acting for various clients (including local councils) in claims against Lehman Brothers Australia Limited (in liquidation) in relation to their investment in collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).
Acting for the former CEO of ABC Learning Centres in various examinations and proceedings following the administration and liquidation of ABC Learning Centres Ltd.
Acting for AusNet Services (SP AusNet) in various appeals to the Australian Competition Tribunal and Federal Court in relation to the AER’s approval of its advanced metering infrastructure (smart meters) budget.
Acting for Gerard Lighting Group in obtaining Federal Court approval for a scheme of arrangement for its acquisition by Lighting Investments Australia in 2012.
Acting for United Water in two expert price determinations with SA Water in 2009-2012.
The Australian Competition Tribunal recently published its decision in respect of WA Gas Networks Pty Ltd's (ATCO) review of the ERA's revised access arrangement for the mid-west and south-west gas
In circumstances where the number of retrospective applications made by liquidators under section 477(2B) of the Corporations Act for Court approval to enter into agreements of more than 3 months...