Belinda Harvey is a partner in the global anti-trust practice based in Sydney.
Belinda advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including complex merger clearance and critical antitrust issues relating to business initiatives such as collaborations, joint ventures, distribution strategies, exclusive dealing arrangements and pricing. She also focuses on organisational compliance, assessing exposure, and developing policies and strategies for mitigating antitrust risk.
Belinda has extensive experience in advising on and obtaining clearance for domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional matters. She advises on foreign direct investment and obtaining approvals through the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).
In securing merger clearances, Belinda has "strong practical knowledge", is "very attentive" and has an "understanding of how the regulator operates" (Chambers, 2020). Legal 500 (2021) highlights the client feedback of "a deep knowledge of competition law", is "highly responsive" and "an absolute pleasure to work with"
Belinda has a depth of knowledge in the pharmaceutical, FMCG, financial services, technology, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors on antitrust matters and on the regulation of essential services, including energy, rail, ports and other infrastructure, open banking and airline regulation.
Belinda was previously a lawyer with the Australian competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) advising on mergers and acquisitions, exclusive dealing authorisations, and antitrust litigation. She also worked as an investigator, advising on enforcement investigations, potential contraventions of competition and consumer laws, including prospects of success in legal proceedings, issuing of statutory notices, and case theories against regulatory priorities, as a project officer in the telecommunications group of the ACCC, and in the gas division of the Australian Energy Regulator.