Premala signed the Bar Roll in 2012, practising primarily in commercial, construction, banking and finance, competition and public law. She has built a substantial trial and appellate practice in large, complex matters and has particular expertise in high-value international arbitrations. She also has public and regulatory law experience acting for and against ASIC and the ACCC.
Before coming to the Bar, Premala was a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Clifford Chance LLP, London. She has over 18 years experience as a litigator.
Premala holds a BA/LLB(Hons) from Monash University (where she won the Supreme Court Prize and was Editor of the Law Review) and a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Menzies Scholar.
Key Recent Matters
International arbitrations (including related litigation) and construction matters
Banking & finance
Equity & Trusts & unconscionability
Section 92 cases
Prior to coming to the Bar, Premala’s major cases in London and Melbourne include:
Premala is a member of the Bar's CPD committee, the Supreme Court of Victoria's Commercial Court Seminar Committee and the Judicial Council for Cultural Diversity.