Lisa Emanuel


Lisa is an experienced antitrust specialist who helps businesses navigate complex transactions and fast changing regulatory environments.

She focuses on strategic, cross border merger control and large regulatory investigations and enforcement action across a variety of industries, including digital platforms, energy and resources and financial services. Lisa brings highly commercial, specialist advice and deep sector expertise to a range of business structures and transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements. She also helps her clients with the full range of dealings with antitrust regulators, including merger review, market studies and enforcement action.


Representative matters

A multinational technology company on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 5-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry.

IOOF on its acquisition of MLC’s wealth management business.

United Overseas Bank on its acquisition of Citi’s consumer banking franchises in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Alinta Energy on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s National Electricity Market Inquiry and the Australian East Coast Gas Inquiry.

Pro bono

Advising and representing refugees and asylum seekers on behalf of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, APAC Corporate Academy, APAC Merger Control – What You Need to Know, 30 May 2022
  • Presenter, Law Council of Australia Rising Star Conference, Blurring Distinctions between Competition Law, Consumer Law and Data Protection, 2019



Admitted as a Solicitor (Australia), 2002


LLB BA, University of New South Wales, 2001
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.