Karina Travaglione

Senior Associate

Karina has experience in advising on a broad range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on the energy and resources and financial services sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Karina acted as associate to the then Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon. Wayne Martin AC KC, and worked as a solicitor in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Karina completed the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2017, graduating with distinction.

Karina was recognised by Legal 500 2023 in the category of Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, and recommended for her experience in financial services and energy and resources matters. Karina was also recognised in Doyle's Guide as WA Litigation & Insolvency Law Rising Star 2022.


Representative matters

A multinational oil and gas company on a series of international arbitration proceedings arising from the construction of an onshore LNG plant and related offshore facilities totalling a combined value of ~ USD 3 billion.

Two international oil and gas companies on commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings, relating to a Vietnamese project.

A large oil and gas company in international arbitration proceedings regarding the proper interpretation of a joint development operating agreement, in connection with the redetermination of project interests.

An Australian mining company, in successfully obtaining an anti-suit injunction to restrain foreign proceedings commenced in breach of an arbitration agreement.

Eni on a USD150m dispute in the Supreme Court of Western Australia against Sedco Forex International relating to an alleged breach of a contract for the supply of an FPSO.

An energy company in an LNG Price review for an APAC-based project and ongoing sale of LNG.

An oil and gas company in relation to judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court regarding the grant of offshore licences.

A multinational metals and mining company on Scheme of Arrangement proceedings effecting an internal restructure of its Australian operations.

An Australian mining company, on a members' Scheme of Arrangement.

Pro bono

Assisting the Humanitarian Group (WA) in relation to their TPV Project, providing legal assistance to asylum seekers in drafting applications for temporary protection visas.

Assisting a Law Access Referral client, in District Court proceedings relation to a contractual dispute over the purchase of shares in mining equipment.  



Western Australia, 2012

High Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia, 2014


Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Australia, 2012

Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction), University of Oxford, 2017

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.