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Darren Perry


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Darren Perry is a partner in the International Employment Law practice of Seyfarth Shaw Australia, and is the Managing Partner of our Australian offices. Widely regarded by clients and peers as a leading practitioner in his field, Darren acts in all areas of employment and labour relations law. He has represented clients in a number of landmark cases, including the successful defense of a $100 million class action brought against a major bank. Darren was awarded 2012 Lawyer of the Year for the Employment category of the Best Lawyers International list.
Darren has expertise in executive contracts and remuneration and handling disputes relating to the termination of executive employees. He is prominent in advising major employers on collective bargaining strategies, responses to industrial action and major workplace change projects. Darren is an experienced advocate in all courts and tribunals in which employment and labour-related litigation is conducted.
Darren advises leading companies in industries including banking and financial services, stevedoring, manufacturing, oil, pharmaceuticals, professional services, higher education, retail and transport. Darren has been recognised as a market leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners Global and Asia-Pacific Guides, APL500, Doyles Guide and Best Lawyers. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 Guide describing him as “well-known for handling large or complex cases.”



  • LL.B., University of Sydney (Honours)

  • B.A., University of Sydney


  • An Australian legal practitioner admitted in New South Wales (1997).


  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association