Kanaga Dharmananda has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with emphasis on resources, finance, projects, and insolvency matters. He began his career at Mallesons in Perth and Sydney. Before the bar, Kanaga was a partner at Corrs, Counsel with Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo, and Counsel with the United Nations in Geneva.
His practice as Senior Counsel spans a broad area of work including from the mining, energy, and commodities industries. He has acted in arbitrations in, and outside, Australia, including disputes (ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC rules) arising from projects in Australia, the Indian subcontinent, South East and North Asia, and Africa.
Kanaga is a Visiting Fellow at the UWA Law School, teaching International Commercial Arbitration. He is a founding director of the Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration.