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Jennifer Chambers is a highly experienced commercial litigator whose practice is focused on regulatory investigations and proceedings and corporate governance issues, including ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and climate risk. Jennifer regularly acts for individual directors, officers and boards, as well as multinational and major domestic corporations in connection with high-value strategic litigation, investigations, and crisis management. Jennifer also is involved in the Firm's representation and counseling of clients in climate change and ESG-related issues.

Jennifer's experience includes: acting for banking executives and other company officers in regulatory investigations and proceedings; advising companies and directors with respect to criminal prosecutions and breach of directors' duties arising out of workplace incidents and fatalities; acting for the board of a significant resources company in relation to alleged breaches of directors' and trustees' duties and oppression; advising a board with respect to the resolution of multibillion dollar class action claims that arose out of allegedly misleading or deceptive statements in a prospectus; and acting in complex cross-border insolvency disputes and schemes of arrangement.

Prior to Jones Day, Jennifer practiced as a commercial equity barrister for a number of years, appearing at first instance and on appeal throughout Australia's superior courts, including the High Court. She is a member of the Corporations Law Committee, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jennifer is chair of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Working Group for Australia. Throughout her career, Jennifer has provided pro bono legal services to a diverse client base including asylum seekers and First Nations people.


Before joining Jones Day, Jennifer practised as a commercial equity barrister at the Sydney bar from 2006 - 2013.

  • Multinational software company carries out investigation into workplace bullying by two senior Australian employeesJones Day is advising a multinational software company in relation to allegations of workplace bullying against senior Australian employees, including overseeing the conduct of a third party workplace investigation and advising on subsequent disciplinary action.
  • GetSwift completes re-domicile to Canada's NEO ExchangeJones Day acted as Australian legal advisor to GetSwift Limited in its "top hat" scheme of arrangement to create a new Canadian holding company and re-domicile from Australia to Canada, resulting in its delisting from ASX and a new listing on the NEO Exchange in Toronto.
  • Multinational technical, professional, and construction services firm participates in workplace investigation conducted by major Federal Government customerJones Day advised a multinational engineering services firm on the participation of its employees and contractors in a major Federal Government customer’s investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, conflict of interest, government procurement, and other probity issues on a major Government project.
  • Directors of Ardent Leisure Limited seek counsel relating to fatal Dreamworld theme park incidentJones Day represents the directors of Ardent Leisure Limited (as at October 2016) in connection with a tragic incident that occurred at the Dreamworld theme park which resulted in four fatalities.
  • Directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd succeed in having oppression suit referred to arbitration and court proceedings stayedJones Day acts for the board of directors of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd in defense of proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, commenced by Ms. Bianca Rinehart in her capacity as trustee of a trust which holds a beneficial interest in the company.
  • ICWA and JN Taylor Finance (in liquidation) challenge liquidator's decision to review or re-adjudicate a proof of claim admitted over 20 years agoJones Day is acting for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA") in proceedings commenced by JN Taylor Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) and ICWA in the Supreme Court of Western Australia seeking to reverse a liquidator's decision to review or re-adjudicate a proof of claim that was admitted in the liquidation of The Bell Group Limited in the amount of approximately $291 million over 20 years ago.
  • ICWA protects its interests as creditor and funder in Bell Group liquidationsJones Day is acting for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia ("ICWA"), a Western Australian government entity, in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of Western Australia concerning the distribution to creditors of over $1.8 billion in the liquidations of the Bell Group.
  • Pepper Group acquired by KKR in A$675.9 million scheme of arrangementJones Day advised Pepper Group Limited ("Pepper") on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Pepper by way of scheme of arrangement by an affiliate of KKR, a leading global investment firm.
  • Jennifer's experience at the Bar included:

    - Tabet v Gett (2010) 240 CLR 537 - Appeared in a landmark case before the High Court of Australia concerning the loss of a chance and damages claim for loss of opportunity (led by B Walker SC and J Lonergan (as her Honour then was)).

    - Radio 2UE Sydney Pty Ltd v Chesterton (2009) 238 CLR 460 - Acted for Radio 2UE in a case in which the High Court clariid that the common law test for defamation applies to an imputation concerning any aspect of a person's reputation, including the person's professional or business reputation (led by R McHugh SC).

    - Acted for a company director in connection with an ASIC investigation, including the negotiation of an enforceable undertaking.

    - Appeared on behalf of a liquidator in seeking judicial advice in the NSW Supreme Court.

    - Obtained injunctive relief against a former director of a national engineering firm for alleged breach of contract and copyright infringement.