Annie Leeks

Lawyer (Partner)

Annie Leeks has in-depth experience in high-pressure litigation and arbitration having acted for major corporations in a wide range of industries, including health care, mining, energy, financial services, aviation, sports, and construction. Annie has a particular focus on resolving and managing high-stakes disputes for energy sector clients with cross-border operations, including in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Jones Day, Annie was lead legal counsel and privacy officer at a major airline. She has also worked at top-tier international law firms in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Annie’s recent experience includes acting for a multinational engineering company in a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration in relation to the design of mining infrastructure in Vietnam, advising a joint venture participant in a Queensland-based coal project in a long-running trial in the Supreme Court of Queensland, acting on an ad hoc arbitration arising from a joint venture dispute regarding a minerals project in Papua New Guinea (PNG), managing a class action for two major construction clients brought in the Federal Court of New South Wales (NSW) related to a Brisbane-based toll road, advising a large Australian coal seam gas producer in a gas supply agreement dispute, and advising an international oil and gas company on international arbitration options arising from the detention of employees in Indonesia.


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Steven W. Fleming, Prudence Smith, Matthew Bull, Simon Bellas, John Cooper, James R.T. Ebert, Pip Goldman, Ken Hickman, Annie Leeks The Australian Competition Authority warns the government against bid rigging in public tenders


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") also cautions government agencies to be alert to potential bid rigging in the procurement process for public tenders. The ACCC cautioned agencies of the Australian government (the "Government") to be on guard against "bid-rigging" (...)

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