Anita Thompson

Anita Thompson

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Anita is a senior lawyer in Baker McKenzie Australia's Competition and Regulation Practice Group.

Anita previously worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company, where she gained considerable experience in economic and market analysis. She is known for providing pragmatic advice to clients which reflects an in-depth understanding of their commercial drivers.

Practice Focus

Anita advises on a wide range of competition law and antitrust matters.

Her practice has a particular focus on disputes and investigations relating to mergers, cartels, misuse of market power, exclusive dealing and competition issues arising out of anti-competitive agreements. She has a strong track record in both contested litigation and alternative dispute resolution, having achieved successful outcomes in a number of high-profile complex cases.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Anita has:

  • acted for Metcash in successfully defending proceedings brought by the ACCC seeking to injunct its proposed acquisition of Franklins.
  • acted for CIT in successfully defending exclusive dealing and third line forcing proceedings brought by the ACCC as part of its case against Link Solutions and others, resulting in the claim being summarily dismissed.
  • defended the GPT Group against a AUD 100 million shareholders class action relating to alleged continuous disclosure and misleading conduct breaches and successfully resolving the matter through mediation.
  • acted for Boral in relation to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption and associated claim for damages against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.

Admissions

  • Federal Court of Australia~Australia (2009)
  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2009)
  • New South Wales~Australia (2008)

Education

  • University of New South Wales (B.Com LLB) (2003)