“Jacqui is an increasingly prominent leader in the practice area”
"Jacqui has developed an excellent practice in recent years"
“Decision makers always respect her views in complex matters”
"She is a very impressive and highly active competition lawyer"
Jacqueline is the head of the national competition and consumer group at Allens and has over 20 years experience in competition and consumer law. Clients rely on her advice and experience in dealing with the ACCC and other regulators to resolve significant competition and consumer law issues for their businesses.
Jacqueline has particular expertise in mergers and is well-known for achieving clearance of high profile and complex mergers, domestic and international. Most recently, Jacqueline obtained ACCC approval of the USD$27 billion acquisition by Salesforce.com of Slack Technologies. She acted for Bayer in obtaining ACCC approval of the sale of its animal health business to Elanco and for DuPont on its merger with Dow. Jacqueline also acted on the first ACCC authorisation of a merger.
Jacqueline also has extensive experience acting for clients involved in competition and consumer law investigations and enforcement. She recently acted for Sony Interactive Entertainment in resolving proceedings brought by the ACCC in relation to alleged consumer law contraventions and is currently acting for Froneri-owned Australasian Food Group in proceedings brought by the ACCC alleging exclusive dealing.
Jacqueline advises various media and telecommunications clients, including acting as the principal competition law adviser to News Corp.
Jacqueline is chair of the competition and consumer law committee of the Law Council of Australia. She has assisted in preparing submissions, meeting with government and attending parliamentary inquiries on matters of competition policy. Jacqueline is regularly asked to speak at conferences and seminars on competition law issues, including attending the ICN as an ACCC-nominated NGA, and at the American Bar