Nikita is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice, representing clients in a diverse range of contentious matters and disputes in international arbitration.

    Nikita provides practical and commercially focused advice and representation to clients on large-scale construction and infrastructure projects.

    She is known for her attention to detail and has comprehensive experience working with international clients to develop claims in preparation of arbitration.

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    • Acting for an international construction company in a substantial ICC arbitration, arising out of the Ichthys Cryogenic Tanks Project in the Northern Territory.
    • Acting for a client in Supreme Court proceedings regarding a disputed entitlement to call on performance bonds worth approximately AU$50 million, one of the highest values of “unconditional” bonds considered by Australian courts.
    • Advising a client on a prospective adjudication response under the security of payment legislation in the Northern Territory.
    • Advising a developer on environmental audit regulations in the Northern Territory.
    • Advising a client on the jurisdiction of the NSW Supreme Court to hear a contractual dispute subject to conflicting jurisdiction clauses.

    Education

    • College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2018
    • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws, 2017
    • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Commerce, 2015

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2018
    • High Court of Australia, 2018
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