Jacqueline Downes

Jacqueline heads Allens' national Competition, Consumer & Regulatory group. Clients rely on her advice and extensive experience in dealing with the ACCC and other regulators to resolve significant issues for their businesses.

Jacqueline has particular expertise in mergers and is well known for achieving clearance of high profile and complex mergers, domestic and international. She also has extensive experience in competition and consumer law investigations. Jacqueline advises businesses across a wide range of industries including media and technology.

Jacqueline is chair of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia. She has assisted in preparing submissions, meeting with government and attending parliamentary inquiries on matters of competition policy. Jacqueline is regularly asked to speak at conferences and seminars on competition law issues, including attending the ICN as an ACCC-nominated NGA.

Jacqueline is ranked as a leading competition and antitrust expert in Chambers, Best Lawyers, The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Global Competition Review.

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