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Jennifer Barron

Jennifer Barron

Gilbert + TobinL35, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney200 Barangaroo AvenueSydneyAustraliaNSW 2000

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Jennifer Barron wins accolades for her “perseverance and creativity in finding solutions to some very complex competition law issues”.  

Clients and peers say:  
“She is my only call on complicated, strategic, high-risk matters and I have total confidence that I will get a sensible solution that balances and understands the commercial objectives and legal risk and pitched just right.”
“She is very easy to deal with, meaning that our business people are also very comfortable working with her, thanks to her extensive experience across key areas of competition law.”
“Jennifer has a very pragmatic approach and always available to assist. She is able to explain very difficult concepts easily and provides very commercial advice.”


Jennifer is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's competition and regulation group.

Jennifer has extensive experience in commercial, regulatory and enforcement matters. Jennifer is sought out for her careful and analytical approach, which takes account of clients’ commercial needs and broader strategies. In external surveys, sources have praised Jennifer’s “great depth of knowledge in Australia’s competition law matters”, calling her “extremely practical and proactive”. Her experience includes assisting clients in relation to competition law aspects of commercial transactions, merger clearance work, assisting clients in relation to ACCC investigations and advising on regulatory issues.

Jennifer has a particular interest in the energy industry, having advised a number of major players in relation to merger clearance, regulatory investigations and specialist compliance training workshops. Energy industry clients recognise her sophisticated understanding of their commercial drivers, underlying industry economics and competitive dynamics.

Jennifer’s clients include the CSR Group, the Boral Group, Orica, Origin Energy and BlueScope.

Jennifer is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in Australia by external peer and client surveys including Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers, and as a rising star in Euromoney’s Expert Guide and Doyle’s Guide.

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