Cate has extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution specialising in arbitration (domestic and international) and litigation. Cate acts for head contractors and project owners in high value disputes arising from construction projects across Australia and the Middle East.
Between April 2015 and November 2018, Cate worked for Clyde & Co in Doha, Qatar acting for global contractors on a number of high profile international arbitrations under the ICC rules.
Advising and acting for a major international contactor in a multibillion dollar London seat ICC Arbitration proceeding against the employer in respect of a healthcare facility in the Middle East.
Advising and acting for a major international contractor in a high value Doha seat ICC Arbitration against a subcontractor in respect of a major infrastructure project in Qatar.
Advising and acting for an international contractor in six Doha seat ICC proceedings in relation to multimillion dollar sub-contractor disputes in respect of a major infrastructure project in Qatar.
Advising and acting for an international contractor in a Doha Seat QICCA Arbitration against a subcontractor in respect of a major skyscraper project in Qatar.
Advising and acting for an employer in respect of a dispute between a contractor and consultant arising from the development of a School in Qatar.
Advising international and local contractors, subcontractors and consultants in respect of pre-litigation advice on claims arising from infrastructure and other works based in Qatar.
Advising and acting for a party to a joint venture agreement in respect of a claim for contract rectification over a contract in respect of a $500 million development taking up 56 hectares in the City of Sydney.
Advising and acting for the Australian Government in proceedings commenced in respect of a dispute over water mains related to a large residential development in Western Sydney.
Defending a developer in New South Wales Court of Appeal proceedings in respect of a 100 unit development on Sydney Harbour commenced by another developer.
Advising and acting for a large industrial land owner in relation to its prosecution of a claim for remediation costs against a former occupier of its property.