Michele specialises in Australian competition and consumer law, advising major multi-national and ASX listed clients across a range of industries.
Her areas of expertise include contentious and non-contentious merger reviews, litigation and advising on consumer protection law. In 2017 she spent 6 months as part of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission in-house legal team.
Michele is consistently listed as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in the area of Competition and Trade in Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2013 – 2018 and Best Lawyers Australia, 2014 – 2018. She was also recognised in the global publication of Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders, 2018.
Michele has specialist expertise in aviation and infrastructure work, having advised Qantas for many years on key competition matters that include landmark cases. She recently spent 2.5 years as Qantas’ Head of Legal (Competition & Consumer), where she dealt with a wide range of complex competition, regulatory and consumer matters, including helping the airline navigate the urgent and novel legal challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.