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Ashurst builds Perth resources group

Ashurst builds Perth resources group

Ashurst has nabbed the former legal manager (stainless steel materials) of BHP Billiton for its Perth energy and resources group.

Katie Winterbourne was with BHP for more than four years. She previously spent 12 years with Ashurst (then Blake Dawson), from 1996 to 2008, spending time as a special counsel and working on property and E&R matters in the firm’s Melbourne and Perth offices.

Her experience as a legal manager within BHP has given her a wide breadth of experience in providing legal support on a range of issues, including: nickel operations on business and mine development; regulatory compliance; health and safety and maintaining a licence to operate; port access, supply chain contracting and dispute resolution.

Winterbourne said she was excited about the opportunity to work with a “focused, dynamic team on some of the most complex energy and resources legal matters in Australia”.

"Having worked within the Ashurst E&R team in the past, and more recently working with Ashurst as a client, I know how well the team works together to seamlessly provide high-quality, timely, strategic legal advice to its clients," she said.

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