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Olivia Walton

Olivia Walton

Senior Associate (Australia)

Olivia is a senior associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution division based in London.

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Experience

Olivia has a broad commercial practice, with experience in a range of sectors and disciplines, including oil and gas, restructure, insolvency and turnaround, project and construction, regulatory matters and other contractual disputes. Olivia has acted on matters in the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal, as well as in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal and High Courts of Australia, and in Singapore seated international arbitration.  
 
Olivia's experience includes:
 
  • acting for a leading global energy company in large scale proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia relating to the alleged repudiation of a contract
  • acting for a junior mining company in relation to a High Court of Australia special leave application arising under the Railways (Access) Code 2000 (WA)
  • acting for an international construction company in relation to a SIAC arbitration
  • acting for an Australian company in defending a shareholder oppression action in the Supreme Court of Victoria

Background

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Western Australia. Prior to commencing at Herbert Smith Freehills, Olivia was an Associate in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. She is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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