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James Scovell

Partner, Perth
P +61 8 9323 0954
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Area of expertise

  • Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency
  • Workouts and restructures
  • Personal Property Securities
James Scovell
James' proven expertise and exacting litigation skills are used in conjunction with a pragmatic commercial approach to achieve his client’s desired outcomes and business needs.  He has expertise in matters concerning company disclosure requirements and directors' duties.
With his widespread insolvency and reconstruction experience, industry participants call on James for all aspects of corporate external administration; administrators, liquidators, creditors’ trustees, receivers and managers alike look to James for pragmatic, timely advice.
In the often challenging role of recovering funds for distribution to creditors, James’ litigation skills are exemplary, while his highly proficient negotiation skills readily come to play when seeking to resolve matters commercially and without the need for litigation.
With his eye for detail, James’ corporate administration documents cover every issue, whether he is preparing commercial transaction documents (including asset sale and purchase documentation), scheme of arrangement documents or deeds of company arrangement.

  • Providing advice to a major unsecured creditor of an ASX listed mining entity regarding its reconstruction through a deed of company arrangement, reconstruction deed and creditors’ trust.
  • For a large ASX listed entity: supporting a high profile director in proceedings brought by ASIC alleging breaches of ASX disclosure obligations and directors’ duties.
  • For a large ASX listed entity: acting in proceedings seeking equitable relief for work allegedly done for the benefit of the entity.
  • Acting in relation to shareholder disputes alleging shareholder oppression and seeking remedies under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
  • Acting for various companies in proceedings relating to directors’ conduct, including allegations of breaches of sections 180 to 184 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and common law directors’ duties.
  • Acting on large-scale contractual disputes, including joint ventures and shareholder agreements.