Tamara Hunter

Tamara specialises in commercial advice, regulatory investigations and litigation, particularly in relation to Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act. Tamara has acted in major commercial litigation, advised on the competition and consumer law aspects of commercial transactions, and assisted clients to respond to investigations by the ACCC and other regulators in the Asia Pacific region. Tamara’s key experience includes:

  • Advising and training clients in relation to competition and consumer law risks including: financial and commercial transactions, distribution strategies and contracts, engagement with industry associations, dealings with competitors, unfair contract terms, marketing claims, product recalls and product liability.
  • Involvement across the litigation process: investigation and fact gathering, pleadings, witness examination, preparation of lay and expert evidence, discovery and document production, briefing experts and counsel, hearings, mediation, settlement strategy, and claims for privilege and confidentiality.
  • Managing clients’ document productions and information responses, including in response to voluntary and compulsory notices issued by the ACCCASICAPRA, as well as discovery and subpoena obligations. 

Representative matters

  • Acting for Colgate-Palmolive: in relation to the laundry detergent cartel investigation and proceedings commenced by the ACCC, including achieving settlement with the ACCC. Tamara was the primary client contact and lead lawyer working closely with the partner on this matter and was involved in all aspects from the investigation phase through to litigation and settlement.
  • 6 month secondment to Singaporean subsidiary of ASX-listed company investigating and reporting on systems and processes to facilitate best practice and compliance with competition laws and anti-bribery and corruption laws of Australia and South East Asia
  • Acting for British Airways: in its defence of air cargo cartel conduct investigations and proceedings brought by various regulators in the Asia Pacific region, as well as the multi-party follow-on class action for damages. Tamara’s work involved complex strategic considerations as it had regard to actual and potential regulatory and private damages actions in Australia and around the world.
  • Acting for the Commonwealth (Department of Defence) in relation to a class action and claims alleging contamination of Defence force bases.
  • Acting for 3A Composites in relation to class action claims alleging breaches of the Australian Consumer Law in connection with aluminium composite panel cladding.
  • Tamara is currently acting on a confidential class action and is the lead associate managing this matter.

Tamara is a KWM People Champion, member of GEN-KWM and LINK (the firm's gender and LGBTIQ+ diversity and inclusions networks) and is a member of KWM's Community Impact Taskforce.

Professional memberships

  • Business Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Business Law Section Competition and Consumer Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia

Admissions

  • Australia - High Court - 28 May 2008
  • Australia - NSW - Supreme Court - 15 February 2008

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