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Eugenia Levine

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

She has particular experience in contractual disputes, corporations law matters, trade practices, international and domestic commercial arbitration, and securities and other class action litigation. Eugenia also accepts briefs in employment and industrial law matters and administrative law. 

Prior to joining the Bar, Eugenia was an Associate at White & Case LLP in London, specialising in complex 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 a variety of commercial disputes.

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.

Eugenia is a member of the Class Actions Committee of the Commercial Bar Association.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation 

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 13 Room 9

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
Employment & Industrial
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Restraint of Trade
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Judicial Review
  • Public International Law

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

Selected recent appearances include

Klemweb Nominees Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Klemweb Superannuation Fund) v BHP Group Limited [2019] FCAFC 107 (led by B Quinn QC) (appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court; competing class actions; consolidation of proceedings)

Degroma Trading Inc v Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 641 (led by M Scott QC) (stay of proceeding under s 7 of the International Abritration Act 1974; shipping)

Impiombato v BHP Billiton Ltd (No 2) (2018) 364 ALR 162 (led by B Quinn QC) (competing class actions)

Slea Pty Ltd v Connective Services Pty Ltd (2018) 359 ALR 159 (led by A Myers QC) (Victorian Court of Appeal; meaning of financial assistance under s 260A of the Corporations Act 2001)

ASIC v AGM Markets Pty Ltd (2018) 129 ACSR 335 (led by H Austin QC) (opposing application for a provisional liquidator)

Impiombato v BHP Billiton Limited [2018] FCA 1272 (led by B Quinn QC) (class actions; intervening in common fund application)

ASIC v AGM Markets Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 1470 (led by H Austin QC) (anti-suit injunctions)

Heckler & Koch GMBH v Faxtech Pty Ltd; Faxtech Pty Ltd v Heckler & Koch GMBH and the Commonwealth of Australia (No S CI 2012 6005) [2018] (led by F McLeod SC and C Kenny QC) (settled after three weeks of trial; defending alleged claims in contract and tort; defence procurement)

ASIC v NSG Services Pty Ltd (2017) 122 ACSR 47 (led by B Quinn QC) (test case about the operation of the FoFA best interests legislation; construction of s 961B, s 961G and s 961L of the Corporations Act 2001)

BAO16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2018] FCA 1463 (with G Costello) (appeal to Federal Court of Australia; “real chance” test; evidence findings by a tribunal)

Fair Work Union v Australian Workers’ Union (2017) 271 IR 139 (led by H Borenstein QC) (summary dismissal principles; operation of s 342, s 343 and s 348 of the Fair Work Act 2009)

Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union v Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1494 (led by S Moore QC (now the Honourable Justice Moore)) (construction of enterprise agreement)

Liaoning Zhongwang Group Co Ltd v Alfield Group Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1223 (led by M Scott QC) (enforcement of foreign arbitral award under the International Arbitration Act 1974)

ASIC v Cash Store Pty Ltd (in liq) [2014] FCA 926 (led by D O’Callaghan QC (now the Honourable Justice O’Callaghan)) (test case about the operation of Ch 3 of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009)

ASIC v Cash Store Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2015] FCA 93 (with E Nekvapil) (largest penalty ever awarded in a civil penalty proceeding by ASIC)

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption [2014-2015]: application that the Honourable Dyson Heydon AC disqualify himself from further conduct of the Royal Commission (led by H Borenstein QC); appearing in relation to several case studies (led by R Attiwill QC)

ACCC v Energy Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 274 (unled) (misleading or deceptive conduct; pecuniary penalties)

Mokbel v The Queen and Attorney-General (Cth) [2013] HCATrans 321 (led by R Merkel QC)  (High Court special leave application; abuse of process; extradition)

Publications

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association - Class Actions Committee