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Tina van Epen



+61 2 4911 5444 0418 271 420

Tina has expertise in a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, governance compliance and risk, competition issues and intellectual property.


Tina has extensive experience in:

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including asset and share purchase and sale agreements, joint venture, supply, distribution, sales, services, funding and licensing agreements and associated intellectual property requirements
  • Advising on key risks in commercial contracts and contract administration including PPSA
  • Advising on governance issues, including GIPA and privacy
  • Advising on competition law issues.

With two decades’ experience, Tina’s clients span all public and private sector industries. She has acted for organisations in the finance, insurance, health, manufacturing, mining, property, business and professional services sectors, as well as various government entities.

Tina has particular expertise in competition law from her early career experience as Assistant Director at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, where she managed large-scale litigation involving breaches of the anti-competitive provisions of competition law by professionals.

Tina is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.

Tina’s expertise is across a vast array of commercial law issues and transactions. Her work includes preparing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, including buy / sell agreements, joint venture agreements, services agreements, development agreements, and conducting purchaser / vendor due diligence. She also has specific experience advising on governance compliance and risk issues (including on privacy laws), mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property requirements and associated claims, and complex corporate structuring and restructurings.

In 2022 she was appointed to the University of Newcastle’s School of Law and Justice Advisory Board and in 2023 appointed to the University of Newcastle’s College of Human and Social Futures Industry Working Group.




  • Bachelor of Laws, 1999, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1995, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, 1996, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, 1999


  • Business Hunter
  • Law Society of NSW