Catherine Parry is a respected litigator renowned for her specialist skills in high-profile commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, white collar crime and corruption.

She has particular experience advising top ASX listed companies as well as leading domestic and multinational clients in the energy and resources sector, and draws on 20 years' experience practising in top-tier law firms in London and Sydney, and at the NSW Bar.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Olbia Pty Ltd: Catherine acted for Olbia's subsidiary Tenix Holdings in a dispute over the sale of one of Australia's largest defence contracting conglomerates. The dispute, ultimately settled on commercial terms, involved a working capital adjustment, related contractual and warranty issues, an expert determination, Supreme Court litigation and an overseas mediation arising from the purchase of various business units by a global defence company.

International Arbitration:  Catherine acted for an international oil and gas contractor in relation to various disputes arising out of a Queensland LNG project, including preparing evidence for arbitration.

Noble Resources: Catherine is advising Noble in a complex royalties dispute in the Queensland Supreme Court and on a contractual mining dispute in the NSW Supreme Court.

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Investigations and Crisis Management

Rio Tinto: Catherine is acting for Rio Tinto in Federal Court of Australia civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC concerning the impairment of assets in Mozambique and related SEC civil litigation.

Multinational client: Acting for a client in respect of investigations conducted by ASIC, the Australian Federal Police, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and internal investigations into alleged bribery and corruption.

Multinational client: Catherine acted for an ASX-listed company in respect of multi-agency investigations and internal investigations into alleged bribery and corruption by a related overseas entity pre-acquisition.  

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White Collar Crime and Investigations

ASX-listed company: Catherine acted for an ASX-listed company in respect of multi-agency investigations and internal investigations into alleged bribery and corruption by a related overseas entity pre-acquisition

Multinational client: Catherine is acting for a client in respect of investigations conducted by ASIC, the Australian Federal Police, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and internal investigations into alleged bribery and corruption.

Top ASX-listed company: Catherine  is advising a client on the risks of a prosecution for money laundering offences in Australia under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth). 

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Energy and Resources

International Arbitration: Catherine acted for an international oil and gas contractor in relation to various disputes arising out of a Queensland LNG project, including preparing evidence for arbitration.

Rio Tinto: Catherine is acting for Rio Tinto in Federal Court of Australia civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC concerning the impairment of assets in Mozambique and related SEC civil litigation.

Bechtel: Catherine advised in relation to the GLNG Project in Gladstone, Queensland.

Multinational client: Catherine is acting for a client in respect of investigations conducted by ASIC, the Australian Federal Police, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and internal investigations into alleged bribery and corruption.

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