Kathryn leads our Australian Competition and Trade Practices group. She has over 24 years’ experience acting for some of Australia’s major corporations and has a background in competition law and litigation.
Kathryn specialises in competition law with particular emphasis on the anti-competitive conduct and consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act.
In addition to providing general commercial advice to clients and representing clients in litigious matters, Kathryn advises and represents clients on all aspects of competition and consumer protection law. This includes applications for merger clearances to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) (including as part of global mergers); ACCC investigations and disputes; applications to the ACCC for leniency and immunity in respect of cartel conduct; litigation involving allegations of anti-competitive conduct (including cartel conduct and misuse of market power); applications to the ACCC for authorisation and notification of anti-competitive conduct; drafting and implementing regulatory compliance programs; reviewing and drafting agreements and documents to ensure compliance with competition laws; negotiating and litigating infrastructure and services access arrangements; provision of advice on marketing strategies; reviewing advertising for compliance with consumer protection laws; and advising on product issues including statutory warranties and product recalls.
Kathryn has particular expertise in acting on complex multi-jurisdictional competition law matters, including cartel litigation. As an experienced commercial litigator she has extensive experience in the conduct of litigation in all Courts of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia, and before specialist tribunals including the Australian Competition Tribunal.
She is a qualified mediator and an experienced advocate.