John Rundell

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Representative Arbitrations

Role: Sole Arbitrator
Arbitration involving the partnership dissolution of a major second-tier Chartered Accounting firm. Multiparty 3 equity (partners) dispute involving over 30 points of claim.  The dispute related to transfer of clients, tax matters, trust distributions, property, and the amount in dispute exceeded $1 million. Duration to completion 12 months with multiple directions hearings and subsequent consent orders.
Value of Claims: approximately $1 million

Role: Sole Arbitrator
Arbitration of a dispute over an exiting shareholder of an IT company. The dispute related to arbitrability under shareholders deed; value of the company; payment and obligations under shareholders deed; and timing of exit of a director and significant shareholder.
Value of Claims: Dispute value in excess of $0.5 million.

Role: Assessor Arbitrator
Tax Assessor Arbitration of a GST payments liability under a long term non-reviewable contract (Long-Term Non Reviewable Contracts Act 2005 Commonwealth).  The amount of rent was in dispute under a long term lease in a major suburban shopping complex and was between a major Australian retailer and Shopping Centre Property Group.
Value of Contract in dispute annual rental exceeding $5 million per annum.

Role: Technical Expert to Arbitrator
As Technical Expert to 6 major Arbitrations known as the "Casualties of Telecom" Cases, one of Australia's most protracted and complex arbitration processes over 5 years in which Mr Rundell ran the Expert Resource Unit which carried out all technical evaluations and financial loss assessments for the Arbitrators appointed by The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.  Findings were presented in a form suitable for use by the Arbitrators in their deliberations and awards.
Value of Claims: between $1 million and $10 million in each dispute.


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