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Background Information

Employment History


Law School of the University of Western Australia


Law School at the University of Western Australia


Corrs Chambers Westgarth


United Nations Compensation Commission


Visiting Fellow
Law School at the University of Western Australia


Petroleum Club

Board Member
Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Limited

The Asia Society


Universities of Western Australia



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Kanaga Dharmananda Director

Kanaga Dharmananda is an international transactions and dispute resolution lawyer.He is a partner in the Perth office of Corrs Chambers Westgarth.He has advised and appeared as counsel in a number of cases in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Japan.He was formerly Counsel with the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva where he handled Gulf War claims, as well as Counsel with Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo.Kanaga was educated at the Universities of Western Australia, Oxford and Harvard.He teaches International Commercial Arbitration at the Law School of the University of Western Australia.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Kanaga Dharmananda [cached]

15. Kanaga Dharmananda - Partner - Perth

Kanaga Dharmananda
Kanaga Dharmananda practices in the Energy & Resources, Corporate and Finance, and Litigation groups in the Perth office of Corrs.He leads the Corrs International Arbitration and Trade Law Special Interest Group and is a director of ACICA, the leading centre for international arbitration in Australia.
Kanaga advises clients on all matters in the resources area from greenfield projects to dispute resolution.Kanaga's experience includes representation of public and private, Australian and multinational companies in connection with a wide variety of resources matters including acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, long term contracts, access issues and dispute resolution.
Kanaga regularly advises on corporate governance and regulatory matters.He has worked on a number of schemes of arrangement and syndicated finance transactions.His practice specialties include joint venture disputes and major project litigation and arbitration.
Recently, Kanaga advised Mitsubishi Corporation on its investment in Rio Tinto's Hismelt iron ore smelter project in Kwinana, Western Australia.He acted as counsel for Mitsubishi Corporation in relation to its investment in the US$2.35 billion Mozal project.Kanaga also acted for the Aditya Birla Group on their acquisition of the Mt Gordon copper mine in Queensland.Kanaga is currently advising on hard rock projects in Western Australia and dealing with the Government on a bulk commodity project.
Kanaga has advised and appeared as counsel in a number of cases in Western Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Japan.He has experience in international arbitrations under various institutional rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL, AAA, SIAC and HKIAC rules.He represented a multinational purchaser in a dispute involving a long term steel slab supply agreement and provided advice in connection with the resolution of disputes affecting a US$120 million supply agreement.At present, he is advising a company on a Swedish Chamber of Commerce arbitration concerning a plant in Asia.
Kanaga is a member of AMPLA, AIPN, the Petroleum Club, The Asia Society and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.Kanaga is also a member of the specialist Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.He has presented and published a number of papers on corporate law, finance, contract, and arbitration.He is a Visiting Fellow of the Law School at the University of Western Australia, where he teaches units in Oil and Gas Law: Agreements and Practice, and International Commercial Arbitration.
Kanaga graduated from the University of Western Australia with B.Juris (Honours) and LLB (Honours).Kanaga completed the BCL at the University of Oxford in 1990 and graduated with first class honours and the Rupert Cross Prize.He received his LLM from Harvard Law School in 1992.
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ADR Session [cached]

Kanaga Dharmananda

Kanaga began his career at Mallesons in Perth and Sydney. Kanaga was previously a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Counsel with Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo, and Counsel with the United Nations in Geneva. In January 2006 Kanaga joined the independent bar practising in the areas of commercial, corporate, banking and financial services, resources, and international arbitration. Kanaga is a Visiting Fellow at the UWA Law School where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration. He is on the board of editors for the Australian Energy and Resources Law Journal, and the General Editor of the Australian Resources Law Reports. He was educated at the University of Western Australia and completed a BCL (with First Class Honours and the Rupert Cross Prize) at the University of Oxford (1990), and a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School (1992). He was previously a director of Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

School of Law and Justice News - August 2005 [cached]

Round 2: Mr Kanaga Dharmananda, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Perth) - specialists in international commercial arbitration

Colloquium Participants' Reflections [cached]

Kanaga Dharmananda, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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