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Holly Sara is an experienced commercial litigator with a recognized track record in complex and strategic matters across all Australian jurisdictions. Named a "Next Generation Partner" and "Rising Star" in dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Holly focuses on class action defense and major corporate and commercial disputes, as well as investigations and regulatory actions.

She acts for corporations, major financial institutions, and individual clients. Her experience covers a range of sectors and includes several matters spanning multiple jurisdictions and involving multiple domestic and foreign regulators.

Holly has advised on many filed and threatened class actions across all Australian jurisdictions. She has also acted for a range of clients in some of the most high-profile regulatory investigations and prosecutions and in multiple Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry. Holly also advises clients on crisis management and insurance coverage matters and represents clients in dealings, and disputes, with insurers (including, most recently, a major class action insurance test case).

Holly's recent matters include the defense of several high-profile funded class actions and related insurance litigation; defense of major prosecutions by ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) and claims by the Federal Government; counseling clients on various Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry; and acting for global and multinational clients in major commercial litigation, including multiple matters on appeal to the High 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.