About Janet Whiting

Janet Whiting heads the disputes and investigations practice in Melbourne, with extensive experience in corporate and regulatory areas as one of the pre-eminent commercial litigators in Australia. She has a proven ability to work with premiers, government ministers, boards, senior bureaucrats and senior executives. Presently Janet is acting for Cargill in a long running Supreme Court dispute against Glencore. She previously acted for Asahi against private equity entities PEP and Unitas, obtaining one of the largest settlements in the Federal Court. Janet is the first female president of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria in its 154-year history and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 for her significant service to the community through the arts, health and major events sectors, and as a legal professional. Janet was named one of Australia’s Ten Most Influential Women in the Westpac and Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2015.


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