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Clifford Chance adds antitrust and competition partner Elizabeth Richmond in Sydney

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5 June 2023

Clifford Chance adds antitrust and competition partner Elizabeth Richmond in Sydney

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that Elizabeth Richmond joins the firm's Global Antitrust team as a partner in Sydney. Elizabeth joins from Clayton Utz where she focused on merger control advice, competition litigation and antitrust regulation.

Elizabeth brings over 15 years of experience in antitrust and competition law. She advises clients on a range of competition-related issues, including merger control, competition litigation, cartel investigations, dawn raids and competition regulation. In the area of competition litigation, Elizabeth has advised on some of the very few antitrust cases to be litigated in Australia.

Commenting on the appointment, Australia Managing Partner Richard Gordon said, "We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to the team. Her unique experience advising on some of Australia's most significant antitrust and competition issues will benefit our clients in Australia. In particular, she will be an incredible asset to our Corporate practice, which has rapidly expanded over the last few years and now numbers seven partners focussing on advising financial investor clients on an array of corporate transactions."

Marc Besen, Co-Head of the Global Antitrust Practice said, "Australia is a key jurisdiction shaping antitrust and competition developments elsewhere in the world. Elizabeth will bring in-depth market expertise to our growing international practice, which has built an exceptional reputation providing seamless antitrust advice across a range of areas, including global merger control, antitrust investigations and litigation, as well as foreign investment."

Elizabeth said, "I am delighted to join Clifford Chance in Australia and the Global Antitrust Practice, which is so well-regarded in the market. I look forward to being a part of a truly global team that provides joined-up advice to solve our clients' most complex antitrust and competition challenges all around the world."

Clifford Chance's Global Antitrust Practice covers all the key hubs of Europe, Asia Pacific and the US, with over 190 antitrust lawyers advising clients on their most complex and important antitrust matters across the world. The firm recently appointed antitrust litigation partners Joe Ostoyich and Will Lavery to its US Antitrust practice.

In Asia Pacific, the Antitrust practice includes teams in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. The team has a strong track record of advising on complex and market-leading transactions such as advising fuel supplier Viva Energy on its AU$1.15 billion acquisition of OTR Group, China Baowu Group, the world's largest steel producer, on the global antitrust and FDI filings of its acquisition of Sinosteel Group and Japanese financial services group ORIX Corporation on the antitrust and China merger control aspects of its acquisition of DHC Corporation.
 

高伟绅喜迎反垄断及竞争业务合伙人Elizabeth Richmond加盟悉尼办公室

国际领先律师事务所高伟绅近日宣布,Elizabeth Richmond以合伙人身份加入本所全球反垄断业务团队,常驻悉尼。此前Elizabeth曾在Clayton Utz执业,专注于反垄断申报、竞争诉讼和反垄断监管业务。

Elizabeth在反垄断和竞争法领域拥有超过15年的执业经验,就各种竞争相关事务为客户提供法律服务,包括反垄断申报、竞争诉讼、卡特尔调查、黎明突袭和竞争监管。在竞争诉讼领域,Elizabeth曾为澳大利亚为数不多的反垄断诉讼案件中的数个案件提供法律服务。

澳大利亚管理合伙人Richard Gordon表示:非常欢迎Elizabeth加入我们的团队。她曾为澳大利亚最重要的反垄断和竞争事务提供法律服务的独特经验将对我们澳大利亚客户大有裨益。尤其是随着近年来我们公司业务团队的迅速扩张,现有七名合伙人专注于为金融投资机构客户的各类公司交易提供法律服务,Elizabeth的加入将使本所公司业务如虎添翼。

全球反垄断业务联席主管Marc Besen表示:澳大利亚是影响世界其他地区反垄断和竞争发展的重要司法管辖区。凭借在全球反垄断申报、反垄断调查和诉讼及外商投资申报等广泛业务领域提供无缝衔接的反垄断法律服务的领先实力,我们的全球反垄断业务享有盛誉。Elizabeth将为我们不断增长的国际业务带来深入的市场专业知识。

Elizabeth表示:我非常荣幸加入高伟绅澳大利亚办公室和市场公认的顶尖全球反垄断业务团队。我十分期待成为这支真正全球化团队的一员,为我们的客户提供协调、整合的法律服务,协助他们应对全球最复杂的反垄断和竞争挑战。

高伟绅全球反垄断业务覆盖欧洲、亚太和美国的所有核心地区,拥有190多名反垄断律师,就全球最复杂和最重要的反垄断事务提供法律服务。近期反垄断诉讼合伙人Joe Ostoyich和Will Lavery加入了高伟绅美国反垄断业务团队。

在亚太地区,反垄断业务由北京、香港、新加坡、悉尼和东京团队组成。该业务团队在为复杂和市场领先的交易提供法律服务方面拥有突出的业绩,曾就燃料供应商Viva Energy以11.5亿澳元收购OTR集团提供法律服务;就全球最大的钢铁生产商中国宝武钢铁集团收购中钢集团的境外反垄断和外商投资申报提供法律服务;以及就日本金融服务集团欧力士收购株式会社DHC交易所涉及的反垄断事务提供法律服务。