Kirsten Webb draws praise for her “first-rate knowledge, responsiveness and commerciality”. She is further noted for her “ability to work seamlessly with in-house teams and quickly understand business models”.
Kirsten is the leader of Clayton Utz's national competition and regulated industries practice group. The group is a market leader in Australia, acting in high-profile competition and consumer litigation, investigations, infrastructure projects and mergers, and with deep expertise in concentrated industries. All of the competition practice partners are regularly ranked in premier international and domestic legal directories.
Kirsten operates across the competition spectrum, handling sensitive merger clearance, and key regulatory advisory and enforcement matters. Her industry expertise includes telecommunications, water, retail, digital and pharma. Her recent notable experience includes advising on cross-jurisdictional mergers in the construction and financial services sectors; acting in litigation in the telecommunications, digital and energy sectors; and advising on investigations in the pharma sector. Her regulatory work includes third-party access regimes in the telecommunications and water industries.
Kirsten is named as a leading individual in international directories and is listed as a WWL Thought Leader. She is regularly voted by her peers into Best Lawyers: Australia (for competition, regulatory and telecommunications) and is ranked in Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law. She is a past winner in the competition/antitrust category at the Euromoney LMG Australasian Women in Business Law Awards and was also named Lawyers Weekly's Partner of the Year for Competition.
Kirsten is a member of the International Bar Association and has spoken at IBA conferences, including on the overlap between competition and national interest reviews. She has served on several task forces of the antitrust law section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s competition and consumer law committee.
Kirsten holds Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Sydney.