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Level 32, 44 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia, 6000

Located in the capital of resource-rich Western Australia, our Perth office supports local and national clients, as well as a growing number of international clients.

Our corporate team supports clients with transformational mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, and governance in the mining, oil and gas, agribusiness, and startup industries.

In addition to servicing the construction, mining, and oil and gas industries as well as the large labour forces those companies supervise, our lawyers advise a broad range of owners, developers, and investors on their acquisitions and disposals, subdivisions, leasing, due diligence, agricultural, and aged care matters.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution teams have knowledge in a number of sectors, including mining, oil and gas, sports, and insolvency. We have handled some of Perth’s most complex and significant litigations, coronial inquests, and regulatory investigations.

Located in the same time zone as 60% of the world’s population, our lawyers are ideally placed to support the extraordinary levels of inbound investment into the resources, agribusiness, and property investment sectors in Australia. We also support companies with their projects and outbound investment into locations such as Africa, Asia, Canada, and South America.

  • K&L Gates was one of 15 Australian firms named to the Australasian Lawyer’s 2020 Innovative Law Firms list, recognising firms at the forefront of innovation. K&L Gates was noted for its use of visual communication, client portals, and artificial intelligence, among other areas.
  • The 2021 Asia-Pacific Chambers Guide recognises the firm as a leader in Australia in the areas of Competition/Antitrust; Construction; Dispute Resolution; Employment: Victoria; Financial Services Regulation; Intellectual Property; Investment Funds; Real Estate; Restructuring/Insolvency; Sports Law; and Tax.
  • The 2021 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide recognises the firm as a leader in Australia in the areas of Banking and Finance; Competition and Trade; Construction; Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution – Litigation; Environment and Planning; Financial Services Regulatory; IT and Telecoms; Intellectual Property; Labour and Employment; Project Development; Real Estate; Restructuring and Insolvency; and Tax. 
  • Five lawyers in our Perth office are named among the 2021 Best Lawyers in Australia™.
  • The 2021 Chambers Fintech Guide recognises the firm as a leader in Australia for FinTech Legal.

K&L Gates has a full-service corporate offering, encompassing advice to boards and governance issues, corporate M&A, and private equity investments, with a range of sector specialisms across the firm's Australian offices including agribusiness, healthcare, venture capital, and sports. James Clyne joined the Perth office from Allens in late 2019, bringing a broad M&A practice in a variety of sectors including energy and commodities. Harry Kingsley joined the Melbourne office from Holding Redlich in early 2020 and specialises in financial services and infrastructure work. Cameron Abbott leads the overall practice in Melbourne, with the highly experienced John Mann another key name in the office. Perth's Adam Levine has a broad practice encompassing natural resources and tech platform deals.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Australian arm of a global practice, operating from offices both on the East Coast and in Perth, and experienced in both litigation and a variety of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Acknowledged for its expanding sector coverage, good regional connections and mid-market appeal. Well equipped to handle large, complex, cross-jurisdictional disputes, notably active on mandates generated by the recent rise of shareholder activism in Australia and similarly prominent in the consumer class action space. Also well placed to advise in connection with ASIC investigations, Royal Commissions and other regulatory inquiries.

Full-service, globally integrated IP practice that offers patent attorney service as part of the integrated team. Experience handling a number of Federal Court disputes involving patent, trade marks and registered design infringement claims. Offers expertise in trade mark rebranding, protection strategies and portfolio management. Possesses notable strength within the fashion industry, both locally and internationally, and highly active in the domestic sports sector.

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