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Natalie Oliver

Senior Associate

Newcastle

+61 2 4989 2901 0499 656 911

As an experienced commercial litigator, Natalie’s practice focuses on infrastructure disputes, class actions, arbitration and complex litigation. 

Natalie draws on her years of experience as a litigator on behalf of clients across industries such as infrastructure, oil and gas, resources and finance. Prior to joining our team Natalie worked in a top-tier Sydney law firm and also for a number of years in Australia’s leading class actions team acting for plaintiffs in mass tort claims.

Her significant infrastructure experience includes:

  • A key member of the team acting for Vodafone Hutchison Australia in Federal Court proceedings against the ACCC regarding the opposition of its proposed $15 billion merger with TPG
  • Acting for an oil and gas operator in an “mega-arbitration” in relation to a contractual dispute with its lead contractor
  • Acting for a syndicate of financiers in relation to a PPP dispute
  • Acting for an airport operator, port operator and coal mining operators in relation to various complex contractual disputes.

Natalie also has significant experience in financial services disputes including:

  • Advising a major Australian bank in relation to an investigation and litigation by AUSTRAC into alleged breaches of the Australian anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime
  • Advising banking and financial services clients in relation to investigations by ASIC and the ACCC with respect to retail banking services.

Natalie’s clients particularly value her calm, courteous and responsive approach to her work. She approaches dispute resolution with her client’s broader commercial goals in mind.

Focused on finding solutions for her clients, Natalie will only pursue litigation if she and her client agree it will assist them achieve their commercial objectives more efficiently than other avenues.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), 2007, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), 2010, University of Newcastle

Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Business Hunter