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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Ruth Higgins SC wins considerable acclaim from peers in the Asia-Pacific market thanks to her "very strong credentials" in cartel proceedings.

Biography

Ruth Higgins SC is a leading commercial silk specialising in competition law, class actions, energy, media, corporate criminal and corporations matters.

In competition law proceedings, Ruth acts for both private parties and the ACCC. She has appeared unled and led in the High Court in Flight Centre, the CMFEU case concerning agreed civil penalties, and in Part IIIA proceedings. Ruth appeared in the first two modern criminal cartel prosecutions and is regularly briefed in such matters. In merger matters, she appeared for AGL in the successful Macquarie Generation acquisition, and for Pacific National in the Aurizon/Pacific National proceedings. She has acted for Garmin, Apple, Cement Australia, BP, the Australian Jockey Club and many others in Part IV proceedings.

Ruth regularly appears in energy matters, including many merits and judicial review applications from decisions of the AER and in energy arbitrations. In class action proceedings, Ruth has acted for Volkswagen, Nissan and in the Provident debentures class action. 

Ruth is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and an assistant general editor of the Australian Law Journal. She won the Glasgow University medal in law, completed a DPhil at Balliol College, Oxford, and lectured at Corpus Christi College. She has since been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, and a visiting fellow at each of New College and Harris Manchester College, Oxford. Her publications include The Moral Limits of Law (OUP, 2004).

Ruth has been included in Best Lawyers Australia since 2008 and Chambers Global since 2011. Doyle's Guide lists her as a pre-eminent silk in competition law, and in several other practice areas.

National Leader

Australia - Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ruth Higgins is a well-recognised name in the Australian market where she enjoys a strong reputation for her excellent work in cartel and merger proceedings.

Biography

Ruth Higgins SC is a leading commercial silk specialising in competition law, class actions, energy, media, corporate criminal and corporations matters.

In competition law proceedings, Ruth acts for both private parties and the ACCC. She has appeared unled and led in the High Court in Flight Centre, the CMFEU Case concerning agreed civil penalties, and in Part IIIA proceedings. Ruth appeared in the first two modern criminal cartel prosecutions and is regularly briefed in such matters. In merger matters, she appeared for AGL in the successful Macquarie Generation acquisition, and for Pacific National in the Aurizon/Pacific National proceedings. She has acted for Garmin, Apple, Cement Australia, BP, the Australian Jockey Club and many others in Part IV proceedings.

Ruth regularly appears in energy matters, including many merits and judicial review applications from decisions of the AER and in energy arbitrations. In class action proceedings, Ruth has acted for Volkswagen and Nissan, and in the Provident debentures class action.

Ruth is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and an assistant general editor of the Australian Law Journal. She won the Glasgow University medal in law; completed a DPhil at Balliol College, Oxford; and lectured at Corpus Christi College. She has since been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, and a visiting fellow at two Oxford colleges: New and Harris Manchester. Her publications include The Moral Limits of Law (OUP, 2004).

Ruth has been included in Best Lawyers Australia since 2008 and Chambers Global since 2011. Doyle's Guide lists her as a preeminent silk in competition law, and in several other practice areas.

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