Chris Pagent

Partner. Sydney.

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Chris Pagent

Chris leads the firm’s national class action practice and heads the Sydney litigation practice group.  He specialises in the management of bet-the-company and other complex litigation, with a particular focus on class actions, securities litigation, and product liability.  

Known particularly for his strategic ability, Chris’ expertise has been recognised in many local and international directories, including Who’s Who Legal – Product Liability Defence, the AFR Peer Review, Benchmark, Chambers, and Asia Pacific 500.

Chris leads the firm’s national class action practice and heads the Sydney litigation practice group.  He specialises in the management of bet-the-company and other complex litigation, with a particular focus on class actions, securities litigation, and product liability.  

Known particularly for his strategic ability, Chris’ expertise has been recognised in many local and international directories, including Who’s Who Legal – Product Liability Defence, the AFR Peer Review, Benchmark, Chambers, and Asia Pacific 500.

“Best Lawyer - Litigation, ADR and Product Liability” Best Lawyers Peer Review
Chris Pagent

Chris' Expertise

  • Extensive experience with: • Investor and financial services class actions, having represented listed entities, research houses, and financial advisers in numerous high profile cases;
    • Product liability claims and class actions, particularly in the food, pharmaceutical, and tobacco sectors; and
    • Commercial property disputes, including acquisition disputes, leasing disputes, strata disputes, and property damage (including contamination) claims;
    • Complex commercial disputes; and
    • Corporate fraud and asset recovery cases.

Chris' Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney Litigation Practice Head
  • Law Society of New South Wales Member
  • Law Council of Australia, Class Action Committee Member
  • National Product Liability Association Member
  • Defense Research Institute Member

What others say

  • “Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018
  • “Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
  • “Communicates succinctly and effectively” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
  • “A "calm demeanour during negotiations and an ability to broker the best outcome possible" with an "absolute killer instinct” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2017
  • “Best Lawyer - Class Action Litigation ” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Product Liability” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2012-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2010-2018
  • “Combining a very detail-focused approach and steady, safe pair of hands with a temperament which relishes the fight and gets energy from it” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2016
  • “Just cunning and hard nosed …” Benchmark Analysis, 2015
  • “Regarded for his assiduous monitoring of legal developments, his assessment of how they might be relevant to us and his communication, in direct and comprehensible language” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018

Chris' Thinking