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Holly Sara is an experienced commercial litigator with a recognized track record in high-profile and complex disputes.

Recognized as a "Next Generation Partner" and "Rising Star" in dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Holly's practice encompasses corporate and commercial disputes, class actions, government and regulatory litigation, and investigations. She acts for corporations, financial institutions, and individual directors and officers. Her experience includes domestic and cross-border matters spanning multiple jurisdictions, courts, and regulators.

Holly has acted for corporate clients in numerous multibillion dollar, bet-the-company level litigations across a range of sectors and subject matters, including health care and life sciences, energy and resources, IT, property and developments, consumer goods, and manufacturing. She also has particular experience in disputes involving joint ventures, post-M&A issues, and cross-border issues.

In addition, Holly has deep experience in all aspects of class action defense, covering all Australian jurisdictions. A sample of her recent experience includes the defense of notable class actions relating to financial products, securities, IPOs, pharmaceuticals, franchisees and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues (including emissions), among others. She also has acted for a range of clients in multiple high-profile and precedent-setting regulatory investigations and prosecutions by the Australian corporate regulators and in Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry.

Holly regularly counsels clients on insurance claims and acts in disputes with insurers. Her recent experience includes the successful prosecution of a major test case for a financial institution relating to class action insurance coverage that went to Australia's highest court.


  • Foreign client seeks advice relating to potential domestic and private international law remedies against Australian governmentJones Day is advising a foreign client as to its domestic and international law remedies following an Australian government decision to exclude the company from participating in an Australian commercial opportunity.
  • Bank of Queensland seeks counsel in Banking Royal Commission inquiryJones Day acted for Bank of Queensland Limited and its subsidiaries in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • Former CEO defends Australian corporate regulator claimJones Day is acting for the former CEO of a metals and mining company in defending proceedings brought by the corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ("ASIC"), in the Federal Court of Australia.