Claire M.Goulding


Sydney + 61.2.8272.0513

Claire Goulding is a commercial litigator with experience representing global and domestic clients in high-value and complex disputes in a range of jurisdictions, including the Federal Court of Australia and state supreme courts. She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution processes. Her practice is focused on large-scale commercial disputes across a range of sectors, including construction and infrastructure, energy and resources, and technology.

Claire's recent experience has centered on a number of large contractual and construction disputes, including acting for Fluor Corporation in ongoing proceedings brought by Santos Ltd in the Supreme Court of Queensland and acting for directors of a major mining company in defense of proceedings in relation to alleged breaches of directors' duties and oppression. She has experience in contractual disputes (including statutory adjudications) involving mining and infrastructure projects across Australia.

Claire has also worked on high-stakes commercial disputes, including acting for a global technology company in an action against a third-party service provider, advising a foreign multinational on its exit from a significant joint venture in Australia, and acting for a major contractor in a dispute concerning payments for construction work that were the subject of a cyber fraud and payment diversion by a third party.

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.