Sofie is a dual-qualified Senior Associate who has significant cross-border experience working on both competition and commercial disputes.
Sofie has advised on many complex contentious proceedings across a broad range of business sectors, involving both English, Australian and foreign law, and including proceedings that cross multiple jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Sofie practiced as an Associate in magic circle firm Slaughter and May’s disputes and investigations team in London for 2.5 years. She predominately worked on high profile and high value commercial, regulatory and competition litigation in the England & Wales High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal, for which she was often lead Associate.
Sofie commenced her legal career at international top-tier firm King & Wood Mallesons in Australia, where she completed their eighteen-month Graduation Program. She then qualified in their commercial litigation department where she spent over 3 years working on several significant and market-leading cases across multiple Australian jurisdictions and Courts, including cases heard in Australia’s highest appellant court.
Sofie has worked for clients in several sectors, mainly for financial institutions, but also has significant experience in aviation, travel, government, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Laws, Australia
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Economics)(Distinction), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
Sofie has been awarded several academic prizes, including:
- Winner of two academic prizes for achieving the top place in two separate subjects.
- Alumni member of the QUT School of Excellence
- Awarded the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship in 2008
Admitted to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales, 2021
Licensed to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2017
Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2014
Admitted as a legal practitioner of the High Court of Australia, 2014
Member - the Law Society of New South Wales
Member - the Law Society of England & Wales
Member of the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society, UK branch