Of Counsel

Melbourne + 61.3.9101.6831

Leah Ratcliff is a leading dispute resolution practitioner with more than 15 years of experience acting in and advising on complex cross-border disputes. Her practice encompasses disputes management and avoidance, international arbitration, litigation, regulatory investigations, crisis and risk management, and governance.

Between 2015 and 2019, Leah was head of dispute resolution at BHP, one of the world's leading energy and resources companies, where she managed disputes and regulatory matters across four continents. Prior to that she practiced at law firms in London, Sydney, and Washington D.C., where she gained extensive experience in disputes and contentious regulatory matters in the energy and resources sector in Australia and internationally; joint venture disputes, including those arising in relation to incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures; institutional and ad hoc international arbitration (ICC, SIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ACICA rules); and management of business risks related to emerging markets.