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Julia Avis

Julia Avis

Special Counsel


  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Services Regulatory and Governance
  • Directors' Duties
  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes

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A commercial dispute resolution specialist and highly experienced commercial litigator, Julia Avis specialises in investigations, inquiries and enforcement in corporate governance, market misconduct and securities class actions.

Julia advises and represents ASX listed companies, non-executive directors and individuals.

Julia's practice covers matters related to directors' duties, continuous disclosure, corporate governance, market misconduct and financial services regulation, investigation and enforcement. Her work often involves strategic liaison with regulators (particularly the Australian Securities and Investments Commission) when representing and assisting clients in relation to regulators' investigations, hearings and examinations.

Julia has conducted large and complex civil penalty proceedings and securities class actions. Her prestigious court experience includes acting for Billabong International Limited and Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd in securities class actions and in the James Hardie complex civil penalty proceedings. She also defends clients facing prosecution for market misconduct and other white collar criminal offences.

Julia regularly presents in-house seminars and training for clients on such topics as legal professional privilege, ethics and responding to regulatory investigations and inquiries. She won the Law Institute of Victoria's Rogers Legal Writing Award in 2009.


Areas of Practice

Corporate and Commercial Disputes | Directors' Duties | Financial Services Regulatory and Governance | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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