Elizabeth is a partner in Clayton Utz's competition group in Sydney. She has extensive experience in regulatory enforcement matters and the management of commercial transactions through the Australian merger clearance process, including follow-on actions. In recent years she has been involved in two, out of the handful, of large-scale merger matters to be litigated in Australia.
In addition to her experience in such matters, she has acted for a number of entities in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to claims brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, including since the introduction of criminal penalties in mid-2009, in relation to alleged criminal conduct.
She is regularly involved in conducting and presenting compliance workshops and programmes to assist in reducing corporate risk associated with non-compliance with competition and consumer laws. As part of this area of practice, she has drafted and negotiated enforceable undertakings intended to mitigate compliance risk and penalties, and designed compliance reviews including devising solutions to "hardwire" companies to minimise risk through the implementation of controls.
Elizabeth holds a joint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; and is admitted to practise in both Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the antitrust law sections of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA), and since mid-2019 has been co-chair of the IBA antitrust litigation working group.
In addition to being listed in Who's Who Legal, Elizabeth is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific for competition and antitrust, and in Best Lawyers Australia for litigation.