Chad Pedersen - Partner
Phone: 02 9228 0888
Mobile: 0423 459 315
Bachelor of Commerce - University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws - University of Queensland
Building and construction
Corporations and insolvency
Chad returned to Australia in 2001, after spending 18 months working in London, including working with the business managers of the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions department of Linklaters. Chad was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 2002 and has since been admitted to practice in the Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia. Since then, Chad has worked as a commercial lawyer, specialising in litigation, in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Chad joined Horton Rhodes in 2008, coming from a respected mid-tier firm. He regularly advises on and has had carriage of a variety of litigious and non-litigious matters in the areas of contractual and other commercial disputes, shareholder and director disputes, building and construction and trade practices.
Chad also regularly provides employment advice to and acts for private and public companies regarding unfair dismissal, employee entitlements, adverse actions, redundancies and discrimination, as well as advising clients on employment contracts, employee benefits schemes and restraint of trade provisions.
Some recent matters that Chad has worked on include:
- Acting for a respondent financier in the defence of Federal Court representative proceedings involving allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct and linked credit provider.
- Acting for a director and shareholder in Federal Court proceedings involving allegations of oppression, breaches of directors’ duties and related party benefit claims.
- Acting for an IT consultancy in relation to a disputed agreement for services involving issues of breach of contract and copyright law.
- Acting for a corporation in misleading and deceptive conduct proceedings before a Federal Magistrate in relation to the alleged misuse of website meta-tags.
- Sought and obtained an urgent interim injunction in the Supreme Court to prevent the fraudulent drawdown on an international letter of credit.
Acting for a corporate builder in the defence of various District and Supreme Court proceedings for breaches of implied statutory warranties in relation to a large scale residential building project.