DaleAtkinson

Associate

Perth + 61.8.6214.5734

Dale Atkinson's practice focuses on resolving disputes arising out of major infrastructure projects, predominantly in the energy and resources sectors. He also has acted in restructuring and insolvency matters.

Dale has experience representing large national and international corporations and government bodies in litigation, arbitration, and security of payment adjudications. His recent representations include a major oil and gas producer in a multiparty arbitration seated in Perth concerning the construction of one of Australia's largest liquified natural gas (LNG) processing facilities. He is also acting in Supreme Court of Western Australia proceedings involving a contractual dispute regarding a waste to energy facility.

Experience

  • Government-owned investment company investigates allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct by senior employeeJones Day advised a government-owned investment company in relation to a confidential workplace investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by a senior employee, including recommended disciplinary action.
  • Multinational software company carries out investigation into workplace bullying by two senior Australian employeesJones Day is advising a multinational software company in relation to allegations of workplace bullying against senior Australian employees, including overseeing the conduct of a third party workplace investigation and advising on subsequent disciplinary action.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Large mine operator conducts employment due diligence as part of formal sale processJones Day is providing advice to a large foreign mine operator as part of formal sale process of several coal assets in Australia, including labor and employment legal due diligence and transitional services arrangements in respect of several thousand employees and contractors.
  • U.S.-based oil and gas company prevails in recent Gorgon project arbitrationJones Day successfully represented the Owner in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration arising from one of the world's largest LNG projects, and the largest single resource project in Australia's history.
  • QIC invests A$200 million in restructuring of Virgin AustraliaJones Day advised the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) on its A$200 million combined debt and equity investment and participation in the A$3.5 billion recapitalization and acquisition out of administration of Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia, by Bain Capital.
  • Multinational technical, professional, and construction services firm participates in workplace investigation conducted by major Federal Government customerJones Day advised a multinational engineering services firm on the participation of its employees and contractors in a major Federal Government customer’s investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, conflict of interest, government procurement, and other probity issues on a major Government project.