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Jennifer Catterson

Jennifer advises clients on competition and consumer law matters, including enforcement litigation and regulatory investigations, as well as merger clearance applications and ongoing strategic advisory work. 

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Experience

Jennifer has experience in commercial, regulatory and enforcement matters, advising on criminal cartels, unfair contract terms, and unconscionable conduct. She works with clients across a range of sectors such as banking and financial services, energy, infrastructure and TMT. Jennifer’s experience also includes strategic corporate advisory work including in relation to competition law compliance, the Australian Consumer Law and advising on merger clearance applications.

Jennifer also has experience in non-litigious matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and general corporate advice.

Jennifer’s recent experience includes assisting:

  • A major international bank on a landmark criminal cartel prosecution brought by the ACCC and the CDPP related to our client's participation in an institutional placement by an ASX-listed entity. This matter involves the novel application of Australia’s cartel provisions to conduct which has traditionally been viewed as being uniquely within the scope of ASIC’s enforcement mandate
  • AGL Energy Limited in relation to proceedings commenced by the Australian Energy Regulator
  • A leading engineering company on various Australian Consumer Law and regulatory issues, including responding to a notice to produce information and documents issued by the ACCC
  • Caltex Australia Limited with ongoing strategic competition issues including in respect of contemplated transactions
  • nbn on a number of regulatory and consumer law matters
  • TransGrid on various regulatory and compliance issues, including in relation to the National Electricity Rules
  • An international social media platform on various competition and consumer law issues, including responding to a statutory notice
  • A major Australian energy provider in relation to a confidential merger review application
  • An ASX 100 company on regulatory and compliance issues including in relation to dawn raids
  • A major investment bank to narrow the terms of and respond to a subpoena

 

Background

Jennifer holds a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies), both from the University of Sydney. In her undergraduate degree, Jennifer majored in Finance and Chinese (Mandarin).

Jennifer is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. 

Market Recognition

Jennifer was awarded 1st place in the NSW Chinese Bridge tertiary students Mandarin speaking competition and went on to represent Australia in the global competition in Changsha, China.