Claire M.Goulding


Sydney + 61.2.8272.0513

Claire Goulding is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer. She has worked on complex disputes in a range of jurisdictions, including the Federal Court of Australia and various state supreme courts, involving high-value contractual, joint ventures, alleged breaches of directors' duties, and trade practices matters. She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution processes.

Recently, Claire has focused on the construction and infrastructure sectors involving disputes with major mining and infrastructure projects across Australia, including a dispute against a large multinational regarding a mining project in Western Australia, a dispute involving extension of time and liquidated damages claims in relation to a mining project in Central Western New South Wales, and successful adjudication applications for the Gladstone LNG Project in Queensland and a nuclear medicine facility in New South Wales.

Claire also has worked on commercial disputes for various other clients, including acting for a global technology company in an action against a third-party service provider and advising a foreign multinational on a significant joint venture. In addition, she has experience with an application before the Federal Court of Australia for approval of a scheme of arrangement (under Australian company law) and on the litigation aspects of a due diligence process undertaken in relation to the acquisition of a coal mine in Central Queensland.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Claire volunteered at the Australian Centre for Disability Law.


  • Directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd succeed in having oppression suit referred to arbitration and court proceedings stayedJones Day acts for the board of directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd in defense of proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, commenced by Ms. Bianca Rinehart in her capacity as trustee of a trust which holds a beneficial interest in the company.
  • Keller successfully recovers amounts relating to outstanding payments and third-party cyber fraud on ground engineering and construction projectJones Day acted for Keller Pty. Ltd. in a successful statutory adjudication to recover payments due from Karimbla Constructions Services (NSW) Pty Ltd, and defended related proceedings subsequently commenced by Karimbla in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
  • Coronado Coal acquires Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$539 million)Jones Day advised Coronado Coal LLC in the acquisition of the Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$530 million).
  • Pepper Group acquired by KKR in A$675.9 million scheme of arrangementJones Day advised Pepper Group Limited ("Pepper") on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Pepper by way of scheme of arrangement by an affiliate of KKR, a leading global investment firm.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Lowe's exits from Masters Home Improvement joint venture with Woolworths in AustraliaJones Day provided strategic advice and assisted Lowe's Companies, Inc. with various aspects of its exit from a joint venture with Woolworths Limited, with respect to the Masters hardware and home improvement retail business established by the joint venture in Australia and New Zealand.