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Holly Sara is an experienced commercial litigator with a recognized track record in complex and strategic disputes across all Australian jurisdictions.

Named a "Next Generation Partner" and "Rising Star" in dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Holly's practice encompasses major corporate and commercial disputes, class action defense, and 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, courts, and regulators.

Holly's corporate and commercial disputes experience includes multibillion dollar, bet-the-company level litigation across a range of sectors and subject matters, including pharmaceuticals, energy and resources, IT, property and developments, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), and manufacturing. She also has particular experience in post-M&A disputes and product liability matters.

Holly has advised on many filed and threatened class actions across all Australian jurisdictions and has deep experience in all aspects of class action defense. She also has acted for a range of clients in multiple high-profile regulatory investigations and prosecutions and Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry.

In addition, Holly advises clients on insurance matters related to litigation, class actions, and regulatory matters, including disputes with insurers.

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.