Sofie is a dual-qualified Counsel who has significant cross-border experience working on large-scale competition and commercial disputes, with a focus on investigating and bringing proceedings, including collective actions, against those who have breached competition law.
Sofie has significant experience advising on many complex contentious proceedings across a broad range of business sectors, involving both English, Australian, and foreign law – often across multiple jurisdictions. She predominately works on market-leading, high profile and high value commercial, regulatory and competition litigation in the England & Wales High Court and in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). In recent years, she has very much worked at the forefront of the collective actions regime in the UK and is pivotal member of several Hausfeld teams that are bringing collective actions for alleged abuses of dominance before the CAT, against some of the largest technology companies globally.
Sofie was involved in defending two of the early collective actions for competitions harms previously at Slaughter and May, London and started her career at King & Wood Mallesons in Australia.
Sofie has worked for clients in several sectors including technology, finance, aviation, travel, government, manufacturing, and telecommunications.
Working towards a diverse, equitable and inclusive work force is paramount to Sofie who is an active member of Hausfeld's Social Inclusion group.
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
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