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Eugenia Levine

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 2007
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Public Law
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Eugenia Levine practises in commercial and public law.

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 

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Banking & Finance
Employment & Industrial
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Restraint of Trade
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Public International Law
  • White Collar Crime

Qualifications

Qualifications

Master of Laws (Columbia)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Mon)

Bachelor of Arts (Mon)

Admitted

Victoria

New York

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Languages

Russian

Spanish

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

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) [2014] 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) [2015] 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 [2015] FCA 274– contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law; misleading or deceptive conduct; pecuniary penalties (unled).

Kazakhstan Potash Corporation Limited v Arulampalam and Ors [2014] 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 [2014] – large-scale international arbitration; counsel assisting the Arbitral Tribunal chaired by Dr Gavan Griffith AO QC.

Employment Law

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 [2014] FWC 8130 – protected industrial action; allegations of pattern bargaining; notice requirements under s 414 of the Fair Work Act (with Steven Moore).

Public Law

Khalid v Secretary, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure [2014] VSCA 115 – discrimination; statutory construction; protective costs orders (led by Saul Holt QC).

Mokbel v. The Queen and Attorney-General (Cth) [2013] 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 [2015] FCCA 125 – judicial review application; jurisdictional error; decision-maker’s failure to apply correct legal test (unled).

MZADG v Minister for Immigration and Anor [2015] FCCA 3222 (constructive failure to exercise jurisdiction; procedural fairness) (unled). 

Publications

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Monitor - Commercial Bar Association - Arbitration & ADR

Victorian Bar - International Arbitration Committee