Profile of Paul Nicols

Paul Nicols

Partner, BCom LLB

About Paul Nicols

Paul leads major, complex commercial litigation, and dispute resolution, for high profile clients in the areas of financial services disputes, funds management disputes, tax litigation, regulatory investigations, class actions, corporations law, equitable and contractual disputes, property disputes, product liability, resources and insolvency.

His ability to grasp quickly the different concerns of clients is demonstrated by the breadth of industries in which he acts. Paul's commercial and strategic judgment is sought by organisations such as JPMorgan, UBS, Rio Tinto, News Limited, Brambles, Royal Bank of Scotland, Societe General, Healthscope, CSL, Westpac, Lend Lease, BAE Systems and Du Pont.

By planning strategic responses to disputes, Paul develops innovative approaches to resolution, some of which have ultimately led to developments in the law. As well as identifying and resolving the complex legal and business issues, he anticipates media interest and advises on both positive and adverse publicity impacting his clients' reputations. When appropriate, Paul offers his clients strategies for better business risk management.

He acted for News Ltd in the Super League dispute; one of the directors in AWA v Daniels; Pioneer International in the Giant Resources litigation; Du Pont on the Benlate product liability litigation; James Hardie on asbestos test cases; UBS in the Hills/Transurban takeover mandate litigation; Macquarie Airports in the management internalisation litigation; and for JPMorgan in the Consolidated Minerals fees dispute.