We appoint experienced regulatory and disputes partner in Melbourne

Australia Firm February 2024

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright welcomes new regulatory investigations and dispute resolution partner Kimberley MacKay in Melbourne.

Kimberley has acted for both regulators and companies and directors in regulatory investigations and prosecutions in corporation, financial services and competition matters. She has also represented defendants in large class actions, at first instance and on appeal, and has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in breach of contract, negligence, misleading and deceptive conduct, oppression, and breach of director duties cases.

Kimberley has acted in proceedings arising out of company administration and liquidation matters, including undertaking liquidators’ examinations and prosecuting proceedings against directors, advisors and other third parties on behalf of insolvent companies.

Kimberley will join from national firm Holding Redlich, where she was a partner. Prior to that, she worked at Arnold Bloch Leibler and Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), as well as in a legal role for British Telecommunications based in London. She starts on February 5.

Norton Rose Fulbright chief executive partner in Australia, Alison Deitz, commented:

“Kimberley is a dynamic lawyer who has built an impressive portfolio of major dispute matters in which she has acted, particularly in the area of regulatory investigations and enforcement. Her appointment will give added weight to Norton Rose Fulbright’s burgeoning regulatory investigations and disputes practice.”

Kimberley MacKay commented:

“Norton Rose Fulbright stands out in the market for the depth of its relationships with government and regulators and the sheer scale of its dispute resolution team. I look forward to contributing my litigation experience and knowledge of the financial institutions, energy and resources, and telecommunications sectors in particular to the benefit of domestic and global clients.”

This announcement marks the sixth consecutive woman appointed to the Australian partnership, following the appointment of Liz Hastilow and the promotion of Kellie Link, Maria Panos and Jacqueline Plant in January of this year, and the appointment of Astrid Beemster in October 2023.

Other additions to the Australian partnership in 2023 were: insolvency and restructuring partner Jenna Scott (Brisbane); consumer markets partner Nick Rimington (Melbourne); projects and construction partner Ben Bradstreet (Perth); financial crime partner Sonja Marsic (Sydney); corporate M&A partners Michael O’Neill and Tuanh Nguyen (Melbourne); international arbitration partner Daniel Allman (Sydney); cross-border litigation partner Paul Devlin (Perth); and projects and construction partner Glen Warwick (Sydney).


For further information please contact:

Alex Boxsell, Head of Digital, Communications & Experience, Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia

Tel: +61 (0)2 9330 8165  Cell: +61 (0)414 985 556


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