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Jacqueline Downes

Jacqueline Downes


Jacqueline heads the Competition and Consumer Law Group at Allens. Clients rely on her advice and extensive experience in dealing with the ACCC and other regulators to resolve significant issues for their businesses. Jacqueline has particular expertise in mergers and is well known for achieving clearance of high profile and complex mergers, domestic and international.

Recent experience includes acting for:

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours on its proposed merger with The Dow Chemical Company;
  • News Corp in relation to the sale of The Sunday Times and to Seven West Media;
  • News Corp in relation to its acquisition of Australian Regional Media from APN News and Media;
  • CPPIB and GIP in relation to their involvement in the consortium bid for Asciano Limited; and
  • CPPIB in relation to its US$2.5 billion investment in Glencore Agriculture.

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