Penny is a Managing Associate at the law firm, Allens Linklaters an a member of the firm’s Energy, Resources and Infrastructure group. Penny specialises in both advisory and transactional work in the resources and infrastructure sectors, acting for a diverse range of Australian, international and government clients. She has a unique insight into the Australian resources and infrastructure sectors, especially from a Japanese investor’s perspective. Penny spent over two years seconded to the in-house legal team of Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo to provide expertise concerning Mitsubishi’s global resources investments portfolio. In this role, she assisted with acquisitions, divestments and corporate reorganisations in relation to Mitsubishi’s resources projects worldwide. Penny continues to maintain a significant focus on cross- border transactions and investment, particularly business relationships and opportunities involving Australia and Japan. A key aspect of this focus is Penny’s role as the leader of the Future Leaders Group of the AJBCC and her ex officio position on the Executive Committee of the AJBCC. Outside of work, Penny enjoys learning the Japanese language which she has continued to do since returning to live in Melbourne.