Payal is a Senior Associate in the Corporate group at Blake Dawson, a top tier law ﬁrm in Sydney and acts as a mentor and role model to junior staff. She is involved in leading the ﬁrm’s India practice and particularly enjoys being able to combine her Indian language abilities and professional skills. Payal was appointed the youngest Senior Associate nationally. She has worked in Perth, Queensland and now Sydney on high proﬁle resources and infrastructure transactions, including acting on the largest investment by an Indian company of a listed Australian company’s coal assets.
Born in Africa with parents originally from New Delhi, Payal has strong ties to her Indian heritage and cultural values. Payal speaks ﬂuent Hindi. She has actively contributed to different Indian youth organisations, participated in cultural programs and community performing art shows and for many years performed classical South Indian dancing (Bharatanatyam).