Australian Naturalcare vs Pan Pharmaceuticals
The firm has acted for the highly successful natural supplement company, Australian Naturalcare Products (“ANCP”) for many years especially in connection with the fall-out from the collapse of its former main supplier, Pan Pharmaceuticals (“Pan”). We acted for ANCP in complex litigation before the Federal Court to recover loss of profits resulting from the Pan collapse. The litigation was strongly resisted by Pan”s liquidators and its lawyers, Blake Dawson Waldron. After a two week hearing, in 2006, the Federal Court of Australia found in favour of our client.
Subsequently, Pan’s liquidators appealed to the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia and ANCP was again successful on appeal. The Pan liquidators then sought special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia. Once again, we were successful before the High Court in defeating the liquidators.