Adam is a commercially focused litigator, specialising in complex contractual disputes, competition and consumer protection litigation and compliance, fraud, directors’ duties, shareholder and joint venture disputes. He also has an expertise in the resolution of tort based claims.
A significant part of Adam’s practice is focused on the provision of risk management advice, and on working with his clients to develop and negotiate commercially and reputationally favourable, and cost effective, outcomes. He is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations, and expert determinations.
Adam has assisted clients in regulatory investigations by the ACCC, ASIC, the Australian Federal Police, NSW ICAC, the Australian and NSW Crime Commissions, and in Royal Commissions and coronial inquests. He has also managed independent internal investigations for clients.
Adam has particular expertise in matters involving the financial services, information technology, health and aged care, and logistics industries.
He is admitted to the High Court of New Zealand, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and the High Court of Australia, and predominantly practises in State Supreme Courts and in the Federal Court.
Adam has a strong commitment to pro bono, and initiated Thomson Geer’s provision of a Homeless Person’s Legal Service at Vincentian House, Surry Hills.
Adam Pope’s recent experience includes:
- Acting for the vendors of an Australian medical supplies business in relation to claims, by the private equity purchasers, of breaches of warranties, misleading and deceptive conduct, and fraud in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and in the concurrent expert determined earn out dispute.
- Advising one of Australia’s leading outdoor advertising companies in the negotiated resolution of disputes with the lessor of a number of its sites in and around the Sydney Airport precinct arising from both the lessor’s intention to terminated the leases and redevelop the sites, and our client’s preference to retain the sites and digitise its advertising signage.
- Supervising a registered club’s investigation of suspected fraud by its then CEO, and conducting subsequent litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to recover the proceeds of that fraud from both the CEO and third parties.
- Acting for one of Australia’s leading youth-focused charitable organisations in obtaining a mandatory interlocutory injunction for the provision of member banking data from its former fundraising services provider, and in subsequently negotiating an overall resolution of the outstanding matters between the parties.
- Conducting litigation for two executive directors of an ASX listed data analytics company to obtain both urgent interlocutory orders restraining the company from taking any action, or, making any announcement in respect of its Board’s purported resolution to terminate the directors’ executive roles and subsequent final relief.
- Advising religious and not for profit organisations on the resolution of tort based claims and risk management issues.