Sarah Benbow is a partner with Herbert Smith Freehills based in their Melbourne office. She has more than 14 years’ experience advising on Australian, UK and European competition and consumer law matters. This includes representing clients subject to investigations, enforcement action and litigation and negotiating settlements with the ACCC. During her time in HSF’s London office, Sarah Benbow was a key competition law and regulatory adviser to Virgin Atlantic Airways, including in respect of its joint venture with Delta Airlines and the ground breaking securitisation of its regulated slot portfolio at Heathrow Airport. Sarah has advised a broad range of companies on the Australian consumer law, including ACCC enforcement action relating to misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of the consumer guarantee provisions and unfair contract terms. She has particular expertise in relation to financial services matters including advising on cartel conduct relating to foreign exchange trading, precious metals trading and other financial services activities.Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from Murdoch University and a Master of Competition Law from New York University. Having a Post-Graduate Diploma in European Competition Law from Kings College and spending 3 years on secondment in London, Sarah has intimate knowledge of the EU competition landscape. Sarah Benbow originates from Western Australia but is currently based in our Melbourne office. She advises clients across both Victoria and Western Australia.

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