A highly experienced commercial and corporate lawyer, Petrina excels at distilling complex legal problems into manageable solutions, and providing pragmatic and thorough advice.
Petrina is a contract law specialist and works with a variety of clients from large companies through to technology start-ups across a range of jurisdictions. Petrina has a depth of experience in commercial property, and has provided legal advice on development projects locally and interstate, including large greenfield developments and diversified commercial projects.
Clients appreciate Petrina’s clear communication style, technically astute advice and her fearless negotiating style.
In recognition of her excellent work, Petrina has recently been nominated as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Senior Associate of the Year.
A published academic in the areas of energy governance, renewable energy and corporate social and environmental performance, Petrina also has a keen interest in startups, innovation, renewable energy and corporate environmental, social and governance issues. Petrina is also an active member of the South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence (SERREE).
Petrina is Member of the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Australian Women, a Member of Responsible Investment Association Australia, the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group of the ACT Law Society, the ACT Women Lawyers Association, and is a mentor to final-year law students.
A distinguished graduate from the University of Queensland, along with a Bachelor of Laws, Petrina holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) and a PhD in Sociology.
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