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Minters poaches class action specialist

Minters poaches class action specialist

MinterEllison has recruited a new litigation partner with a focus on class actions.

The firm announced on Monday that David Taylor (pictured) has joined as a partner in its Sydney office.

Mr Taylor practices in commercial litigation, with particular expertise in bet-the-company class actions and product liability, according to a statement from MinterEllison.

He has advised on significant class actions in various industries and provided recall advice for Australian and international companies in the consumer/retail, manufacturing and medical/pharmaceutical sectors.

Mr Taylor was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he worked for over 10 years.

Ross Freeman, a MinterEllison partner and head of the firm’s risk, regulatory, insurance and controversy practice, said Mr Taylor’s appointment is part of its strategy to strengthen its class action offering to clients.

“With the rise in class actions in Australia, class action risk is a paramount concern to companies, their boards and general counsel,” Mr Freeman said.

“Not only are securities class actions being driven by increasing shareholder activism, but filings of product liability-related class actions are also on the increase.

“The addition of David to our team strengthens our ability to deliver market-leading solutions to clients and adds further depth to our significant class action expertise.

“Davids track record in advising companies in class actions is impeccable – he has been involved in some of Australias highest profile bet-the-company cases. His keen interest in loss assessment and the expert evidence that is a key battleground in class actions, including event study analysis and fundamental valuation techniques, has earned him the reputation of ‘go-to specialist in this field. 

“We’re excited to welcome him to the team.”

Pictured: David Taylor, partner, MinterEllison

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