Jennifer L.Chambers

Partner

Sydney + 61.2.8272.0706

Jennifer Chambers is a highly accomplished commercial litigator whose practice is focused on officer liability and corporate governance issues. She regularly acts for individual directors and boards of multinational and major domestic corporations in connection with high-value disputes and potential liabilities. Jennifer has particular experience acting for clients across the financial services and energy and resources sectors.

Jennifer's experience includes: advising a board with respect to the resolution of multibillion dollar claims that arose out of allegedly misleading or deceptive statements in a prospectus; acting for directors of a significant mining company in relation to alleged breaches of directors' duties and oppression; acting for company officers regarding regulatory investigations; advising the board of an ASX-listed company on potential criminal prosecutions and breach of directors' duties; advising directors of Australian mining subsidiaries on issues arising out of the North American parent company's emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy; and acting for a government agency in a highly complex cross-border insolvency dispute.

Prior to Jones Day, Jennifer practiced as a commercial equity barrister for a number of years, appearing at first instance and on appeal throughout Australia's superior courts, including the High Court. She is a member of the Corporations Law Committee, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has provided pro bono legal services to a diverse client base, including Afghan asylum seekers and indigenous youth. She also has served as a director on the board of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.

Erfahrung

  • Directors of Ardent Leisure Limited seek counsel relating to fatal Dreamworld theme park incidentJones Day represents the directors of Ardent Leisure Limited (as at October 2016) in connection with a tragic incident that occurred at the Dreamworld theme park which resulted in four fatalities.
  • Directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd succeed in having oppression suit referred to arbitration and court proceedings stayedJones Day acts for the board of directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd in defense of proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, commenced by Ms. Bianca Rinehart in her capacity as trustee of a trust which holds a beneficial interest in the company.
  • ICWA and JN Taylor Finance (in liquidation) challenge liquidator's decision to review or re-adjudicate a proof of claim admitted over 20 years agoJones Day is acting for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA") in proceedings commenced by JN Taylor Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) and ICWA in the Supreme Court of Western Australia seeking to reverse a liquidator's decision to review or re-adjudicate a proof of claim that was admitted in the liquidation of The Bell Group Limited in the amount of approximately $291 million over 20 years ago.
  • ICWA protects its interests as creditor and funder in Bell Group liquidationsJones Day is acting for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA"), a Western Australian government entity, in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of Western Australia concerning the distribution to creditors of over $1.8 billion in the liquidations of the Bell Group.
  • Pepper Group acquired by KKR in A$675.9 million scheme of arrangementJones Day advised Pepper Group Limited ("Pepper") on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Pepper by way of scheme of arrangement by an affiliate of KKR, a leading global investment firm.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Before joining Jones Day, Jennifer practised as a commercial equity barrister. Her experience at the Bar included:

    Appeared in a landmark case before the High Court concerning damages for loss of opportunity.

    Acted for a company director in connection with an ASIC investigation, including the negotiation of an enforceable undertaking.

    Appeared on behalf of a liquidator in seeking judicial advice in the NSW Supreme Court.

    Obtained injunctive relief against a former director of a national engineering firm for alleged breach of contract and copyright infringement.

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