According to sources, Alyssa Phillips “is very impressive in her handling of large and complex matters" and "manages clients and cases very well".
Alyssa is a partner in Ashurst's competition team.
Alyssa specialises in competition and consumer protection law and in anti-bribery and corruption matters. She has broad experience advising clients on competition law issues associated with the terms and structure of commercial arrangements, including acting for merger and joint venture parties in obtaining merger clearance (or other forms of authorisation) from competition law regulators.
Early in her career, Alyssa gained outstanding expertise in complex merger control matters while working for a leading US firm in Europe, and she has continued her work on major mergers since returning to Australia.
Alyssa's reputation as a practitioner with market leading expertise is demonstrated by the high calibre and complex matters on which she has acted as lead senior counsel throughout recent years including transactions in nationally significant industries such as mining, energy and resources, rail and industrial chemicals.
Alyssa's involvement in two of the highest profile Australian competition cases in recent years – the long-running ACCC v Cement Australia proceedings and the ACCC's price-fixing case against Flight Centre – also highlights her deep experience with challenging litigation in this space.
Alyssa has also been a key player in the development of Ashurst's anti-bribery and corruption capabilities, and her growing practice in this area of law crosses borders and has recently included advising on complex bribery investigations in the mining and aged care industries.