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White & Case adds antitrust partner from Allen & Overy

Global law firm White & Case has expanded its global antitrust practice with the partner appointment of Stefanie Benson in its Sydney firm.

user iconJess Feyder 23 September 2022 Big Law
White & Case adds antitrust partner from Allen & Overy
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Ms Benson joins the firm from Allen & Overy, where she was counsel. 

She has experience advising on antitrust aspects of complex mergers and joint ventures, antitrust investigations and enforcement matters and on infrastructure access and obtaining regulatory clearances across the Asia-Pacific region.

She has advised domestic and international clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, financial services, energy and resources, ports, rail, aviation, health, agriculture and food manufacturing.


“The antitrust environment in the Asia-Pacific region continues to intensify,” said partner and head of the global antitrust practice Mark Gidley.

“The current merger wave impacts core Australian sectors such as energy, infrastructure and technology. 

“This wave requires in-country experience, and the addition of Stefanie will allow us to advocate for companies in Australia and Asia-Pacific and coordinate with our global merger practice.”

White & Case partner Joanne Draper, regional section head of Asia-Pacific EIPAF and disputes, commented: “Stefanie has a strong merger control background, advising on the Australian antitrust elements of global M&A activity as well as on the application of antitrust laws across the Asia-Pacific region.

“Her experience of newly established antitrust regimes in Asia-Pacific and the complex Australian merger clearance regime makes her a huge asset to the firm and our clients.”

Partner Donald Baker, a member of White & Case’s global executive committee, added: “As we consolidate our position in Australia after five years in the market, we are focused on broadening our M&A and wider corporate capabilities and deepening our disputes bench so that we are best placed to advise clients in our traditional sectors of strength in the country, such as energy and infrastructure, as well as targeting important additional industries, such as technology. 

“Our addition of Stefanie will support our recent investments in our M&A and energy capabilities and enable us to better support our clients in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region on their antitrust and regulatory requirements.”

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