She has particular experience in contractual disputes, trade practices, corporations law, insurance, employment and industrial matters, and administrative law.
Prior to joining the Bar, Eugenia worked as an associate at White & Case LLP in London, specialising in complex and high-value commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration. Eugenia commenced practice at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (as it then was), where she gained experience in the resolution of general commercial disputes and matters involving trade practices.
Eugenia holds a Master of Laws with distinction from Columbia Law School in New York and a First Class Honours degree in law from Monash University, where she was awarded a number of academic prizes, including the Jeffrey L Sher Prize for Trial Practice and Advocacy and the Monash Law School Jessup Moot Prize.
In 2016, Eugenia was a sessional lecturer in Advanced Corporations Law at Monash University. She also taught constitutional law at Monash University in 2015 - 2016.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Commercial Arbitration
- Consumer Credit
- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Energy & Resources
- Equity & Trusts
- Private International Law
- Banking & Finance
- Industrial Disputes
- Restraint of Trade
- Administrative Law
- Civil & Human Rights
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Constitutional Law
- Judicial Review
- Public International Law
- White Collar Crime
Master of Laws (Columbia)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Mon)
Bachelor of Arts (Mon)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Liaoning Zhongwang Group Co Ltd v Alfield Group Pty Ltd (FCA, NSD13/2017) – international commercial arbitration; bases to resist enforcement of foreign arbitral award under the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (ongoing) (led by M Scott QC)
ASIC v NSG Services Pty Ltd (FCA, VID 585/2016) – test case about the operation of Part 7.7A of the Corporations Act 2001 (ongoing) (led by Bernard Quinn QC, with Kate Burke)
ASIC v Cash Store Pty Ltd (in liquidation)  FCA 926 – test case about the operation of Ch 3 of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (led by David O’Callaghan QC, with Emrys Nekvapil).
ASIC v The Cash Store (in liquidation) (No 2)  FCA 93 – pecuniary penalties; principles applicable to fixing penalties for systemic contraventions; largest penalty ever awarded in a civil penalty proceeding by ASIC (with Emrys Nekvapil).
ACCC v Energy Australia Pty Ltd and Anor  FCA 274– contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law; misleading or deceptive conduct; pecuniary penalties (unled).
Kazakhstan Potash Corporation Limited v Arulampalam and Ors  VSC (resolved before trial) – share option transactions; breach of contract; unjust enrichment (with Carrie Rome-Sievers).
Tulip Real Estate and Development Netherlands B.V. v. Republic of Turkey  – large-scale international arbitration; counsel assisting the Arbitral Tribunal chaired by Dr Gavan Griffith AO QC.
Fair Work Ombudsman v The Australian Workers’ Union (FCA, VID 266/2016) – statutory construction, operation of s 342, s 343 and s 348 of the Fair Work Act, summary dismissal principles (ongoing) (led by Herman Borenstein QC)
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption – junior counsel for an interested party (2015, led by Herman Borenstein QC; 2014, led by Richard Attiwill QC).
Farstad Shipping (Indian Pacific) Pty Ltd v The Maritime Union of Australia  FWC 8130 – protected industrial action; allegations of pattern bargaining; notice requirements under s 414 of the Fair Work Act (with Steven Moore).
Khalid v Secretary, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure  VSCA 115 – discrimination; statutory construction; protective costs orders (led by Saul Holt QC).
Mokbel v. The Queen and Attorney-General (Cth)  HCATrans 321 – High Court special leave application; abuse of process; extradition (led by Ron Merkel QC, with Patrick Doyle).
MZZMA v Minister for Immigration and Anor  FCCA 125 – judicial review application; jurisdictional error; decision-maker’s failure to apply correct legal test (unled).
MZADG v Minister for Immigration and Anor  FCCA 3222 (constructive failure to exercise jurisdiction; procedural fairness) (unled).
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