Gabrielle Holly is an experienced commercial disputes practitioner having practiced for many years at Magic Circle firms in Australia and the UK. Her practice is focused on complex cross-border disputes and business and human rights advisory work.
As a disputes practitioner, Gabrielle has represented clients in a variety of sectors including energy, extractives, financial and commodities in complex commercial litigation as well as international arbitration and investor state disputes. She has advised on shareholder relationships, disputes between joint venture partners and contract counterparties, and cartel damages.
Prior to joining Omnia, Gabrielle was a researcher in business and human rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law where she undertook comprehensive research on human rights due diligence in supply chains, conflicts between international human rights standards and national laws and the role of transnational tort in providing access to remedy under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As a practitioner, Gabrielle has written and advised on matters in the business and human rights space, including advising multinationals in the extractive and commodities industries on legal exposure arising from their extraterritorial activities, and on the implementation of voluntary human rights frameworks such as the UN Guiding Principles and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.
Gabrielle has also advised extensively on the application of international sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption regimes.
Gabrielle is an Australian qualified lawyer and holds an LL.M (distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a combined LL.B / BA (honours) from the University of Western Australia.