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LEVEL 21, 140 WILLIAM STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
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Work +61 3 9274 5000
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Fax +61 3 9274 5111
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147 MELBOURNE
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Gowri Kangeson

Tel:
Work +61 3 9274 5428
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Litigation & Regulatory

Position

Gowri has practised in the field of commercial litigation for over 12 years, both in Australia and in Malaysia. Gowri adopts a very commercial approach to the conduct of litigation, always first understanding our clients’ commercial objectives and working with clients to devise a legal strategy aimed at achieving a resolution consistent with those objectives. Gowri ensures that prospects of commercial settlement are explored early and as thoroughly as appropriate. Gowri has had experience in a broad range of advisory, alternate dispute resolution and litigious matters across various jurisdictions including general commercial advice and dispute resolution, contractual disputes, property and leasing advice and disputes acting for corporate and government clients. Gowri has advised ASX listed companies, private companies, insurers, high net worth individuals and regulators. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience: http://www.dlapiper.com/gowri_kangeson/.

Career

Admissions Supreme Court of Victoria, 2005; High Court of Australia, 2005; High Court of Malaysia, 1998; Senior Courts of England and Wales, 1997.

Member

• Australian and Malaysian Business Council; • Law Institute of Victoria; • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.

Education

Master of Commercial Law, University of Melbourne, 2004; Utter Barrister, Gray's Inn, London, 1997; Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Glamorgan, Wales, 1996.


Australia

Regulatory compliance and investigations

Within: Regulatory compliance and investigations

DLA Piper's team is led by Rani John, who ‘excels at what she does’ and ‘consistently delivers a very strong client service’. John is assisting a major financial services company with its responsibilities in relation to the Banking Royal Commission. The Malaysia- and Australia-qualified Gowri Kangeson is an expert in anti-bribery, corruption, white-collar crime and investigations. Brisbane-based Natalie Caton joined from King & Wood Mallesons. Other practitioners to note include Samantha O’Brien and Jonathon Ellis.

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