TMT regulatory specialist joins JWS

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Leading independent law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has enhanced its technology, media and telecommunications offering with the appointment of regulatory specialist Jennifer Dean. Jennifer joined the firm’s Sydney office on 31 January from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Jennifer is a highly regarded competition and regulatory lawyer with a strong focus on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. She advises clients on ACCC merger clearance processes, responses to ACCC inquiries and investigations, anti-competitive conduct issues, cartel matters, joint ventures, consumer law issues and regulated access to infrastructure and services.

Managing Partner Jeremy Davis says the firm is excited to have Jennifer on board.

“Jennifer is a very talented lawyer, who has built a strong reputation for her specialist expertise in regulatory issues impacting the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. We have an extremely strong regulatory practice and are especially known for our work advising on high profile competition clearances and investigations arising out of the Hayne Royal Commission. Jennifer’s appointment will see us deepen our regulatory expertise in the TMT sector.”

Jennifer is recognised as one of Australia’s top Rising Stars in both Media & Entertainment and Data Protection by The Legal 500. Just some of her experience includes advising:

  • global technology and media companies in relation to Australian merger clearance of global deals
  • affected stakeholders on the legislative process for, and implementation of, the mandatory news media bargaining code
  • major telecommunications carriers on infrastructure sharing arrangements
  • digital platforms and data businesses in relation to various ACCC inquiries including the Digital Platforms Inquiry and  Loyalty Programs Inquiry

About Johnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 70 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes across Australia and surrounding regions. Working closely with clients, knowing their business, and appreciating their objectives, we tailor our approach to deliver optimal commercial outcomes.

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