Nathan Eastwood established a dedicated pro bono practice at the firm and advises LGBTQ charities
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) Sydney partner Nathan Eastwood has been recognised in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultancy INvolve's Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List this year.
The global list honours LGBTQ+ business leaders and allies who are contributing to developing more inclusive workplaces worldwide.
“It’s vital that LGBTQ+ individuals across the world can achieve career success, and these role models are essential drivers of change who are smashing barriers to progress,” said Suki Sandhu OBE, founder and CEO of INvolve.
As an LGBTQ+ advocate within WFW, Eastwood launched the APAC chapter of Proud, WFW’s LGBTQ+ and allies network. He also started a dedicated LGBTQ+ pro bono practice at the firm.
Eastwood has spearheaded high-profile initiatives that enable him to provide legal assistance to Australian LGBTQ+ charities with the aim of improving the lives of LGBTQ+ youth and Australian first nations people.
“It is a privilege to be recognised in this list alongside other individuals who are doing fantastic work to advance LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond. It is testament to our firm’s commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, as well as the work of Proud both in the APAC region and across our global network,” he said.
As a lawyer, Eastwood specialises in cross-border disputes and international arbitration, with a focus on claims involving foreign governments under investment treaties and free trade agreements. He has acted for investors and states in commercial and investor-state arbitrations governed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration under UNCITRAL and ICSID rules.
Additionally, he is a specialist in matters involving regulatory frameworks for emerging industries, especially investment projects in deep seabed mining and space.