Case studies

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to Harbour and the claimants we fund.

We are proud of the ways in which we have supported those involved in litigation or arbitration. While many of the cases we have funded are confidential, the fact of our involvement in the cases featured here, is already in the public domain.

Roadchef

A claim by Roadchef employee members of their employee benefits trust against the trustees of another Roadchef trust in relation to the misappropriation of share options by the former Chief Executive of Roadchef.

Montara

A class action by 15,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers against a Thai oil company following an oil spill in the Timor Sea in 2009.  

CIMIC

A claim by CIMIC’s shareholders following allegations of bribery and corruption which caused Cimic’s share price to crash.  

Bank of Asia

A claim by a senior banking executive, arising out of the disputed shareholdings of the Bank of Asia.

KK Group

A claim by Kazakhstan Kagazy against its former directors and shareholders following the revelation of a large-scale fraud. 

AMP Super

A class action against AMP pension fund due to various alleged breaches of obligations which saw superannuation members overcharged on administration fees.   

Valeant Pharma

A Canadian class action against Valeant Pharmaceuticals in relation to the sale of a product allegedly in contravention of consumer protection legislation.

Sotheby’s

A professional negligence claim against Sotheby’s for its alleged failure to identify the true provenance of a painting sold at auction.

Pioneer Iron & Steel

A claim in Hong Kong by the liquidator of Pioneer against its sole former director and shareholder in relation to the ownership of valuable company assets. 

RBS

A class action brought by 6 large shareholders against RBS in relation to a rights issue which was based on untrue or misleading statements made in its investment prospectus.

Carter Holt Harvey

A class action against Carter Holt Harvey Limited for the supply of an allegedly defective cladding material known as Shadowclad.

Rockhopper

An arbitration against the Italian state for the forfeiture of valuable oil exploration licenses previously granted to Rockhopper Exploration plc.

Ford Motor Co.

A class action against Ford Motor Company in relation to the sale and leasing of various vehicles on the basis of allegedly misleading fuel consumption representations.

Marriott

A representative action against Marriott International for their failure to safeguard the personal data of tens of millions of guests. 

Brambles

A shareholder class action against Brambles Limited for allegedly providing misleading sales and profit forecasts without a reasonable basis to do so. 

Hiscox

A class action against Hiscox for their refusal to pay hundreds of claims brought under business interruption insurance policies.

Uber

A class action by the taxi, hire-car, limousine and charter vehicle industry following Uber’s entry into the Australian market in 2012. 

James Hardie

A class action against James Hardie New Zealand for the supply of allegedly defective cladding materials over a 27-year period.

Oz Minerals

A class action against Oz Minerals Limited in relation to its alleged failure to abide by various continuous disclosure rules.

Lendlease

A shareholder class action against Lendlease Group for allegedly misleading the market in relation to problems within its Engineering and Services Business.

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