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Ena Catovic

Ena Catovic

Senior Associate

Ena is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on construction, resources and mining disputes. 



Ena works with clients to resolve their complex commercial disputes. She has a wide variety of commercial dispute resolution experience, having acted on:

  • significant construction disputes involving delay claims, time bars, variation claims, liquidated damages claims and calls on security
  • litigation and arbitrations involving complex contractual interpretation questions
  • disputes between power utilities, contractors, suppliers and customers in relation to infrastructure projects
  • land administration, valuation and planning disputes

Recent experience includes acting for and advising:

  • a global mining company to recover cost overruns from a contractor in relation to the construction of major mining infrastructure in WA
  • a global oil and gas company in relation to a major LNG project, involving defective works claims, insurance law issues and other contractual issues
  • a State utility in relation to a land acquisition and land valuation dispute
  • a global company operating in the mineral sands sector in defending a class action against it in the Federal Court of Australia

Ena also assists with coordinating Herbert Smith Freehills’ pro bono practice in Perth . 


Ena joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2014 after graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Commerce (with a double major in Corporate Finance and Investment Finance).

Ena was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia in November 2014 and is admitted to practice in the Federal and High Courts of Australia. She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.