Sharon is a leading player in Competition law in Australasia, a ‘Go To’ expert in the market (one of only two lawyers providing legal advice to the Business Council of Australia on the Harper Panel’s Competition Law and Policy Review). She has been widely recognised as such through numerous directory listings and awards (one of the Global 150 Women in Antitrust 2016). Highly regarded by clients and practitioners alike for her reassuring approach, strategic thinking and responsiveness, Sharon’s practice consists of market-leading, law making and high profile matters (particularly international in nature).
Sharon is a strategic adviser on some of the most complex, high-profile, high-value and ‘game changing’ competition deals in the Australian market and is also a market-leading advisor on major complex cartel, competition and consumer litigation and investigations.
Sharon’s clients consist of a range of domestic and international clients who come to her for their complex competition needs in a range of jurisdictions.
EducationBachelor of Arts degree, Australian National University - 1989Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics, University of Canberra - 1990Bachelor of Laws degree (First Class Honours), Australian National University - 1994Solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron - 1994Solicitor, Senior Associate (1998), and Partner (2004), Mallesons Stephen Jaques. - 1997Partner, King & Wood Mallesons - 2012
MembershipsLaw Council of Australia - Trade Practices Committee - MemberInternational Bar Association - Antitrust Section - MemberThe American Bar Association - Section of Antitrust Law - MemberThe Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy, Queen Mary, University of London - Affiliate