Venetia Stewart acts for international and Australian clients in the resolution of commercial claims and litigation matters across a range of industries, with a focus on oil and gas, construction, mining services and sport. She advises clients on contractual disputes, construction and project issues, tortious matters, government inquiries, investigations and prosecutions, and joint venture disputes. Ms. Stewart is experienced in advising clients during significant events and industrial incidents, which allows her to advise clients on their emergency response procedures in preparation for major incidents and crises.
Ms. Stewart is also active in the sports industry. She advises sporting clients, chairs tribunal hearings and investigations, and regularly presents to sports industry members.
Ms. Stewart's focus is to provide responsive and commercial advice, and she enjoys building relationships with clients in the course of doing so.
She is currently studying a Master of Laws (focusing on construction law) at the University of Melbourne.
Prior to joining K&L Gates in early 2013, Ms. Stewart was a lawyer and senior associate at a large Australian national law firm for six years.
Major disputes: construction, oil and gas, mining industries