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Kate Perumal Joins White & Case as a Partner in Sydney

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Commercial Litigation Practice with the addition of Kate Perumal as a partner in Sydney. 

"Our disputes practice is experiencing increasing demand globally and Kate’s addition will add significant depth to our top-flight Australian-law dispute capabilities in the extremely active Asia-Pacific region," said White & Case partner Glenn Kurtz, Head of the Global Commercial Litigation Practice. “Kate has a terrific market reputation in infrastructure circles in Australia and will add to our world-renowned expertise advising on large, complex infrastructure project disputes.”

Kate is a senior disputes lawyer specializing in the infrastructure and construction sectors. She advises and is responsible for the management and resolution of high value and substantial commercial and construction disputes, with particular expertise in formulating strategies for the conduct of large, complex disputes. Kate joins from Lendlease Construction Australia, where she was General Counsel, and brings more than 20 years’ experience and sector focus. 

"Kate is an exceptional lawyer with unique experience from her time as a General Counsel developing the strategy for, conducting and resolving large and complex commercial and construction disputes," said White & Case partner Andrew Clark, Regional Section Head Asia-Pacific EIPAF & Disputes. "Australia remains one of the world’s most important infrastructure and project finance markets and White & Case’s transactional and disputes practices in Asia-Pacific, alongside our colleagues globally, provide a market-leading offering for all stages of the life cycle of energy, resources and infrastructure projects."

Partner Donald Baker, a member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, added: "White & Case’s Australian practice has been recognized as the top firm for infrastructure and construction advice, and Kate’s arrival demonstrates our ongoing commitment to these sectors in Australia and Asia-Pacific more widely. The addition of a disputes partner with Kate’s unique expertise also further strengthens the Firm’s leading Global Commercial Litigation Practice and Construction Group."

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