Tamara specialises in commercial advice, regulatory investigations and litigation, particularly in relation to Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act and the Australian Consumer Law. She regularly helps clients navigate major litigation, provides advice on commercial transactions, and supports clients through regulatory investigations by the ACCC and other regulators in the Asia Pacific region. Tamara has acted in cartel and consumer law regulatory matters and class actions and assisted clients to respond to investigations, balancing clients’ commercial needs against the technical legal landscape and risk matrix.
Clients have applauded Tamara’s “ability to manage complex matters seamlessly”.
Tamara’s representative matters include:
- Acting for NatWest Markets in class action proceedings alleging cartel conduct in foreign exchange markets.
- Advising Facebook on the ACCC’s world-first Digital Platforms Inquiry and the Australian Government’s news media bargaining code.
- Acting for 3A Composites in relation to class action claims alleging breaches of the Australian Consumer Law in relation to aluminium composite panel cladding.
- Acting for Colgate-Palmolive in relation to the laundry detergent cartel investigation and proceedings commenced by the ACCC, including achieving settlement with the ACCC. Tamara was lead solicitor on this matter and was involved in all aspects from the investigation phase through to litigation and settlement.
- 6 month secondment to Singaporean subsidiary of ASX-listed company investigating and reporting on systems and processes to facilitate best practice and compliance with competition laws and anti-bribery and corruption laws of Australia and South East Asia.
- Acting for British Airways in its defence of air cargo cartel conduct investigations and proceedings brought by various regulators in the Asia Pacific region, as well as the multi-party follow-on class action for damages. Tamara’s work involved complex strategic considerations as it had regard to actual and potential regulatory and private damages actions in Australia and around the world.
Tamara is a member of Gen-KWM and LINK (the firm's gender and LGBTIQ+ diversity and inclusion networks).
Tamara was recognised as a Rising Star by Doyles Guide in the 2019 and 2020 listings of Competition, Consumer Protection and Antitrust matters for her work and expertise in the area.
Business Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales
Business Law Section Competition and Consumer Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia
Australia - High Court - 28 May 2008
Australia - NSW - Supreme Court - 15 February 2008