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Lisa Emanuel

Senior Associate


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Lisa Emanuel

Senior Associate


Lisa is a Senior Associate in the Allen & Overy competition and consumer law team.

Her considerable experience spans the full scope of competition law work including providing strategic advice on a wide range of business structures and commercial transactions; dealing with the ACCC in relation to merger clearances, notification and authorisation of conduct, and investigations and enforcement; providing advice and representation in relation to merger clearances, notification and authorisation of conduct, investigations and enforcement, and litigation; advising on competition and consumer law risks, and designing and presenting compliance policies and training. In October 2019, Lisa was a presenter at the Law Council of Australia's Rising Star Conference, where she spoke on the blurring of tradition distinctions between competition law, consumer law and data protection. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Lisa was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Experience highlights, including former firm experience, include advising:

  •  IOOF Holdings on its AUD1.44bn acquisition of superannuation and wealth management business MLC Wealth, a subsidiary of National Australia Bank.
  • Google in relation to the ACCC Inquiry into Digital Advertising Technology.
  • Australian Paper in relation to obtaining ACCC merger clearance of its acquisition of Orora Limited's Australian paper and packaging businesses.
  • Tabcorp in relation to ACCC authorisation of its pooling arrangements, and development and delivery of a competition and consumer law compliance program.
  • Trelleborg Industries in relation to ACCC investigation and enforcement action in respect of an international marine hose cartel.
  • Metcash in relation to ACCC notification of various strategic arrangements and the ACCC's market study into Australian supermarkets.
  • Air New Zealand in relation to authorisation of the Star Alliance.
  • Little Company of Mary Healthcare in obtaining ACCC authorisation of its proposed acquisition of St Vincent's Hospital Launceston.
  • Lend Lease in relation to various competition and consumer law matters, and nationwide competition and consumer law compliance training.
  • Bovis Lend Lease in relation to ACCC investigation and enforcement action in respect of alleged secondary boycott conduct.
  • Osmose Australia in relation to the ACCC's investigation and enforcement action in respect of cartel conduct in the timber preservatives industry.
  • Companies in relation to a range of industries (including health insurances, financial services, FMCGs and digital platforms) in respect of proposed acquisitions and joint venture arrangements.
  • A global financial services company in relation to an ACCC investigation.

News & insights

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Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

The Telecommunications (Security) Act: some finality at last

Following a lengthy Parliamentary passage, the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 17 November 2021. 

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Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Antitrust in focus - November 2021

This newsletter is a summary of the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business. Hugh Hollman, partner currently based in Washington, D.C., is our editor this month (learn…

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Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2021

Overview of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020

Pandemic-induced lull in M&A activity drove down the number of reportable transactions by 21.6% in FY2020, though preliminary monthly figures for FY2021 have quickly climbed and surpassed pre-pandemic…

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Publications: 30 AUGUST 2021

ACCC proposes extensive reform to Australia’s merger regime

On 27 August 2021, ACCC Chair Rod Sims announced extensive proposed reforms to Australia’s merger review regime and relevant laws under the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA), including: The…

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