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.
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- The Flinders University of South Australia (LL.B. and L.P. with first class Honours 2010; Bachelor of Biotechnology 2010; University Medal for Outstanding Academic Performance)
- High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, and Supreme Court of South Australia
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific — Next Generation Partner in dispute resolution (2023, 2022, and 2021) and Rising Star in dispute resolution (2020)
Australasian Law Awards "Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year" (2017) — highly commended
Lawyers Weekly "30 Under 30 Awards" (2016 and 2015) — finalist, dispute resolution