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Angus Groves

Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. Groves acts on a broad range of commercial disputes with experience spanning major projects litigation to SME transactional disputes. He has focused particularly on actions in the energy, mining, healthcare, IT and property sectors. He also has experience acting in disputes involving joint ventures, business and asset sales, licensing agreements, and regulatory investigations.

Mr. Groves has regularly advised on risk management including contractual compliance, dispute resolution and termination procedures, competition and consumer law compliance, building defect rectification, and intellectual property protection.

Mr. Groves has appeared in the District Court of South Australia and Magistrates Court of South Australia and has been involved in court actions and arbitrations throughout Australia.
Experience gained prior to joining K&L Gates includes:
  • Assisted in court proceedings in Queensland in relation to energy facilities. The claim exceeded AUD1 billion.
  • Assisted in an infrastructure arbitration in the resources sector. The claim exceeded AUD2 billion.
  • Assisted in defending claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misleading or deceptive conduct, which included a damages claim of more than AUD500 million, with the matter ultimately settling.
  • Assisted in a claim relating to a residential property development in South Australia, including advising on the satisfactory resolution of the claim.
  • Assisted in a conciliation relating to a dispute over the construction of several aged-care facilities.
  • Assisted in settling a dispute involving a licensor’s challenge to a client's termination of its licence agreement, with the licensor eventually dropping its challenge.
  • Assisted in resolving a dispute in relation to payment demands made against a client as minority interest holder in a business venture.
  • Assisted in settling a dispute involving an attempt to enforce a restraint of trade against a client.