The global law firm has hired a new partner who joins its Melbourne office.
Lee Carroll has been appointed to White & Case’s partnership, adding to the firm’s global international arbitration practice. Ms Carroll joins White & Case from national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Prior to this, she was a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Hayne AC QC at the High Court of Australia.
Throughout her career, Ms Carroll has advised clients in arbitrations conducted under the International Chamber of Commerce, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, as well as under a number of other arbitration chambers and rules, a statement from White & Case flagged.
Practising in London, Paris and Australia, Ms Carroll has built up considerable expertise in the conduct of construction and infrastructure disputes, and regularly advises domestic and international clients in drafting arbitration clauses.
“As our international arbitration work is increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, it has been clear that we needed to add to our group in Australia, which is one of the world’s largest infrastructure project markets,” said White & Case partner Abby Cohen Smutny, head of the global international arbitration practice.
“We are excited to welcome Lee Carroll to our team as she will enhance our market-leading construction dispute capability in the region.”
White & Case partner Andrew Clark, regional section head Asia-Pacific EIPAF & disputes, echoed a similar sentiment, noting that Ms Carroll “is an exceptional international arbitration lawyer with considerable experience acting on large scale infrastructure disputes using a wide variety of dispute processes”.
“Having such an exceptional disputes partner on-the-ground in Melbourne is essential to ensure we best serve clients in and around the capital city of Australia’s second-largest domestic economy,” he said.