Katie Mead receives the 2021 Tom Yuncken Australian Young Construction Lawyer Award

Katie Mead, an associate in Jones Day's Global Disputes Practice, is the recipient of the 2021 Tom Yuncken Australian Young Construction Lawyer Award. This national recognition is offered by the Law Council of Australia and is sponsored by the Society of Construction Law Australia. The winner is determined by a panel of judges from across Australia.

“Katie is steadfast and strategic in her work with clients on a variety of top-tier onshore and offshore construction projects,” said Adam Salter, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Perth Office.

Ms. Mead, who is resident in Jones Day's Perth Office, focuses her practice on dispute resolution involving major resources, projects, and construction. She has significant experience acting for principals, contractors, and subcontractors in preparation for arbitration and litigation proceedings. She also provides strategic advice to a range of domestic and international clients in the energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors.

“Katie has experience with a diverse range of international arbitration matters of tremendous significance, and we are delighted she has received this recognition,” added John Cooper, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Brisbane Office.

And Simon Bellas, a partner in the Firm’s Melbourne Office, noted, “Katie winning this award recognizes the hard work she has done over a number of years and also reflects the quality of Jones Day’s construction team in our Perth Office and nationally. The teams that Katie contributes to rely on her for both her Australian and cross-border knowledge in complex disputes.”

Ms. Mead has particular experience running complex international and domestic commercial arbitrations and has also represented clients in Supreme Court and Federal Court litigation proceedings. Katie has represented owners and contractors in relation to some of the largest project disputes in the Asia-Pacific region. She has particular experience in claims involving defective works, contractual termination, and statutory misleading or deceptive conduct, as well as contractual claims relating to extensions of time, variations, and project delays, and has conducted arbitrations seated in multiple international jurisdictions and is familiar with a variety of institutional rules.

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