Stefanie Benson

Partner, Sydney

Biography

Overview

Stefanie Benson is a partner in the global anti-trust practice based in Sydney.

Stefanie regularly represents clients across Australia and the APAC region on large scale complex mergers and joint ventures, investigations and enforcement matters, infrastructure access and obtaining regulatory clearances.

She advises clients on strategically important competition issues in a range of industries including technology, energy, financial services, transport and consumer goods.

She regularly acts on global transactions requiring multi-jurisdictional merger clearances and investigations requiring cross-border co-ordination. As well, she advises clients at the initial stages of acquisitions, joint ventures and other alliances to ensure commercial outcomes are achieved within the scope of competition law.

By drawing on her extensive experience, she helps her clients navigate their dealings with antitrust regulators through clearance applications, sector inquiries, conduct investigations and enforcement action.

Stefanie is recognized by Whos Who Legal which reports that she is "a fantastic lawyer and active in some of the highest-profile cases in Australia" and by Legal500 which reports that she is "an excellent competition practitioner – very knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic."

Bars and Courts
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Education
LLM
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
University of Sydney
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Sydney
Languages
English

Experience

Stefanie's experience includes:

Acting for Asahi in its US$11 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries.*

Advising Alinta Energy on two major ACCC led market inquiries.*

In addition, she also advises numerous clients including Google, Euro Garages, OneRail, PEXA, and George Weston Foods.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

Stefanie is a co-author of the LexisNexis text 'The Law and Social Media'.

Awards and Recognition

Named a 'Rising star' in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific and Future Leader by Whos Who Legal