Deborah Healey

Deborah Healey

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Deborah joined the Faculty of Law after practising extensively as a commercial lawyer with leading law firms. There her major focus was on on competition law, and she advised clients on all aspects of the Competition and Consumer Act, including consumer law from the perspectives of business and consumers. She regularly dealt with the regulator on mergers and potential breaches. She devised tailored compliance programs for her clients. She has researched written and advised very widely in relation to sports law, advising sports, sportspeople and their commercial partners on all aspects of their sport and commercial relationships. Deborah has had considerable experience as a sports tribunal chair and member, and has appeared before various tribunals including the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She has been a board member for significant state and national sporting organisations. She teaches courses in Competition Law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, has developed a course in Asian Competition Law which she teaches with other regional experts, and also Australian Consumer Law. Deborah has developed and teaches in number of sports related commercial courses in the LLM programme. Deborah’s current research focus is on competition law and particularly the the developing competition laws of China, Singapore and Hong Kong. She taught Comparative Competition Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing (2013). She is regularly invited to address students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at leading universities in China and Hong Kong. She recently led and completed research projects for the United Nations Commmittee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The first was on Competitive Neutrality in Developing Countries, and the second (jointly led with Professor Eleanor Fox of NYU and continuing ) was entitled Competition Law and the State. Deborah’s membership of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee has seen substantial input into reform of Australian Consumer Law. Her research on sport and law focuses particularly in areas of governance in sport, sponsorship and anti-doping. She is editor of the Australia and New Zealand Sport Law Journal. She is convenor of Corporate and Commercial studies in the LLM Programme and Chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee. She was appointed as the first woman board member of the New South Wales Rugby League in 2013. She is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia.

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