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Gitanjali Bajaj

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Litigation & Regulatory

Position

Gitanjali Bajaj focuses on major international and domestic construction and infrastructure disputes across a wide range of sectors, including, building and construction, oil and gas, transport, power and clean energy.

She is an experienced litigator and has represented clients in various forums of dispute resolution ranging from court proceedings to international arbitrations, mediations, expert determinations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in Australia, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Please refer to link for further details of expertise and experience: www.dlapiper.com/en/australia/people/b/bajaj-gitanjali/

Career

Prior to joining the Sydney office, Gitanjali was based in the Middle East from 2008 to 2011 with the Litigation & Regulatory Group at DLA Piper, where she focused on international commercial arbitration and all aspects of commercial litigation.

Languages

English

Member

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2007

Education

  • 2004 - LLB, Hons Class1, The University of Queensland (with a certificate of specialisation in International law)
  • 2004 - B.A., The University of Queensland (with a Major in International Relations)


Australia

Construction

Within: Construction

DLA Piper’s ‘strong and committed’ team delivers a ‘great service’ characterised by ‘clear business acumen and industry knowledge’. Highlights included advising the Destination Brisbane Consortium on its £1.6bn Queen’s Wharf development in the Brisbane CBD, and the team assisted the Australian Football League (AFL) with the £127m Etihad Stadium and Docklands precinct redevelopment. Jane Baddeley and Mark Huntington have ‘wealth of industry knowledge and experience’ and are ‘great assets to a project team’. John Gallagher and Richard Edwards jointly head the practice that includes the ‘extremely good’ disputes specialist Gitanjali Bajaj; she led on a number of high-value construction disputes in the energy sector. David Nancarrow left to take up a role in-house, while infrastructure lawyers Dan Brown and Alex Guy departed to Ashurst.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

DLA Piper's practice head Rani John gives advice that is both ‘legally sound and commercially astute'. Gitanjali Bajaj, Richard Edwards and Liam Prescott are recommended for international arbitration, a particular strength of the practice. It welcomed Natalie Caton from King & Wood Mallesons, who specialises in cross-border corruption litigation, and handled several high-profile matters stemming from the Banking Royal Commission for two large financial institutions. It also represented the Securities and Exchange Board of India in relation to India’s largest Ponzi scheme to date, valued at $8bn and involving over 58.5 million Indian investors.

DLA Piper's practice head Rani John gives advice that is both ‘legally sound and commercially astute'. Gitanjali Bajaj, Richard Edwards and Liam Prescott are recommended for international arbitration, a particular strength of the practice. It welcomed Natalie Caton from King & Wood Mallesons, who specialises in cross-border corruption litigation, and handled several high-profile matters stemming from the Banking Royal Commission for two large financial institutions. It also represented the Securities and Exchange Board of India in relation to India’s largest Ponzi scheme to date, valued at $8bn and involving over 58.5 million Indian investors.

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