Area of expertise

Commercial Law

  • Corporate & Business
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law

Tina van Epen

Partner LLB, BA, DipEd

office Newcastle
phone +61 2 4911 5444

Tina specialises in advising on corporate, competition and general commercial law. She has particular expertise in competition law, including former experience with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In addition, Tina has notable credentials in providing corporate advisory services and handling complex commercial matters on behalf of clients across a range of industries.

She has previously advised on corporate governance compliance issues, complex corporate structuring and reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions and competition law matters. Tina has also assisted with preparation and negotiation of various commercial contracts, including shareholders agreements, subscription agreements and joint venture agreements, as well as supply, distribution, sales, procurement and licensing agreements.

Her clients include private sector company clients operating in industries such as finance, insurance, health, manufacturing, mining, property, business and professional services. She also acts on behalf of various government organisations.

Tina’s comprehensive expertise in competition law includes unique insights into the enforcement processes of the ACCC and detailed understanding of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). This know-how is boosted by her ‘hands on’ role in managing large scale litigation while working with the ACCC, particularly cases involving breaches of the anti-competitive provisions of the legislation.

Other experience includes lecturing undergraduate and MBA students on competition law plus authoring of both educational publications on the application of competition law to medical professionals and Senate reports on competition issues in the private health insurance industry.

In addition to her ability to skilfully handle a range of major corporate, commercial and competition law matters, Tina is deeply committed to assisting clients to meet their business objectives by providing pragmatic, timely and commercially astute legal solutions.

Published Articles

First court actions for ACCC over small business protection laws

Commercial Directions

The ACL makes provisions of standard form contracts void and unenforceable if at least one party is a small business and…

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Professional Membership

  • Hunter Business Women's Network
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Newcastle Law Society