GUIDING COMPANIES OUT OF TROUBLE

Legal, Governance and Strategic Advice

Shand & Associates provides legal, governance and strategic advice and representation through investigation, consultation, dispute resolution and litigation solutions

Your business

In partnership Shand & Associates guides and supports your business minimising negative impact and maximising the positive outcome. As decision-makers in your commercial enterprise you understand your industry and your business’ place within that industry. You plan and act in the best interests of your enterprise. Occasionally internal and/or external factors derail your plans. What happens then? Decisive action based on commercially informed strategy is essential to meet your enterprise’s imperatives.

Your strategy

Your strategy must address immediate and long term business optimisation by protecting your reputation from assaults by your competitors and regulatory authorities. Shand & Associates will provide practical commercially orientated advice based upon your Company’s position to achieve the best solution in a modern governance framework.
Your commercial imperative is about your business success and its achievements, not about your lawyers’ prominence in those achievements.

Your advice

Shand & Associates’ experience in the following industries allows us to recognise the areas in which we have specialist skills. We do not profess to be experts in all fields. Shand & Associates as a specialist law firm is able to provide access to a network of other specialist service providers including accountants, auditors, tax experts, public relations and specialist providers in Australia and internationally when you require their services. If we cannot provide advice we will source expert professionals who can.

Our focus is
your needs

Shand & Associates, the brain child of Fiona Shand, is a law firm which advises companies, professionals, boards and directors on commercial, litigious, strategic and governance matters, specialising in early resolution of corporate and directorial entanglements.

Our focus is your needs

Shand & Associates, the brain child of Fiona Shand, is a law firm which advises companies, professionals, boards and directors on commercial, litigious, strategic and governance matters, specialising in early resolution of corporate and directorial entanglements.

Client feedback

I have come to realise that it’s best to find a lawyer who wants to understand your business and the way you work, to believe you can trust not only their legal ability when things go wrong, but to get involved at the outset and contribute, critique and guide [from a legal aspect] and also with a commercial viewpoint. That’s what Fiona Shand has come to mean to our business. Using the Komodo project as an example, you have added commercial reality in your advice to us and played a serious role in our negotiations with Komodo.

Ross PorterChairman of AFA Insurance

Throughout the long case, Fiona managed all aspects of our defence. She showed exceptional ability to organise and plan a complex legal action. As the case developed it became clear that Fiona was leading the five teams of lawyers who represented the other defendants in the action (Macquarie Bank, GIO, Grant Samuel, the GIO executive director and the other non-executive). Fiona always had a clear direction and was very well prepared. Her negotiating and management skills are clearly outstanding.

Andrew KaldorChairman of Supertex Industries and Pelikan Artline, (former) GIO Director

“[Fiona’s skill and expertise included] … an intuitive sense of how to approach the matter as a whole right down to the specific wording of what could have been considered by others to be benign to ensure that the approach was consistent and that the pressure on the opponent was maintained.”

Tony Lorge(Former) Asia Pacific President, IFS