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’s expertise is in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, competition and general commercial law issues and transactions. She offers particular skills 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 works with clients on corporate governance compliance issues, complex corporate structuring and reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions and competition law matters. Tina also prepares and negotiates commercial contracts, including shareholders, subscription and joint venture agreements, as well as supply, distribution, sales, procurement and licensing agreements.

She advises clients on corporate compliance and governance risk, including in relation to probity in tender process and under corporations, private health insurance, competition, GIPA, privacy and spam legislation. Tina brings considerable experience negotiating, concluding and advising on State and Commonwealth funding agreements and preparing and advising on tender and procurement documentation.

Her clients include private sector companies 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 a 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 Act.

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

Deeply committed to assisting clients to meet their business objectives, Tina delivers pragmatic, timely and commercially astute legal solutions.

Published Articles

FIRB rules changes on investment in Australia

Commercial Directions

A reduction to $0 for the threshold for foreign investments into Australia All proposed foreign investments into Australia subject to the…

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Small business protections in the Australian Consumer Law *

Commercial Directions

New laws to take effect on 12 November 2016 will extend protections against unfair contract terms to small businesses. Under the…

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Update on modern slavery legislation in NSW

Commercial Directions

Previous Commercial Directions articles on this topic [published on 2 April 2019 and 20 September 2018] looked at the status of…

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Professional Membership

  • Gen Collective
  • Hunter Business Chamber
  • Law Society of New South Wales