Elizabeth Avery, Partner
Elizabeth primarily focuses on competition/antitrust law matters under the Competition and Consumer Act. Her practice includes advising on enforcement litigation and investigations, merger clearances and ongoing strategic/operational advisory work, as well as compliance training. Her practice spans a broad range of industries, including financial services, resources, infrastructure, technology, retailing and travel and hospitality. She has a particular focus on multijurisdictional matters.
Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Elizabeth was an antitrust lawyer in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP for 7 years, advising on litigation, government investigations, mergers and other advisory work, with clients across a broad range of industries, including in securities markets, private equity, credit cards, hotels and airlines.
Elizabeth commenced legal practice in Australia, with a major Australian national law firm, after having been Associate to Justice Ronald Sackville in the Federal Court of Australia.
Elizabeth is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in Australia by external peer and client surveys including the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Euromoney Expert Guides. Elizabeth is a Vice Chair of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, actively involved in many of the Committee’s activities, including speaking and writing on antitrust issues, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Elizabeth obtained a Master of Laws from New York University, where she won the antitrust prize. She also holds a BA and LLB (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Elizabeth is admitted to the bar of New York, and also as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.